7 results for tag: EnergyCenter


Walnut Creek Saves – Not just a Program

Are your utility bills becoming more and more expensive? Are you looking for ways to save money? Well, Tiffany Zhao has a solution! Tiffany is a Conservation Coach with Walnut Creek Saves, a non-profit, City-sponsored program that helps Walnut Creek residents save money on their energy and water bills. Our job is to educate the public about their energy and water consumption, and provide suggestions for savings.

What is Walnut Creek Saves?

Walnut Creek Saves is a program that helps homeowners and renters lower their energy and water bills. Walnut Creek Saves is a City-sponsored, residential efficiency program. Our goals are to help residents save energy, water, and money, as well as boost the local economy. Walnut Creek Saves also employs local high school students, like Omar Zaifulizan, and trains us to become Conservation Coaches to help residents during free home consultations and conduct outreach around Walnut Creek!

Walnut Creek Saves: A Step in the Right Direction

Walnut Creek Saves offers FREE home consultations to Walnut Creek incorporated residents! During the consultations, student Conservation Coaches will walk the residents through their free online energy-saving account, EnergyCenter, fill out a personalized survey about the house, evaluate the outdoor irrigation system, examine light fixtures, and measure the flow rates of toilets, faucets, and showers. Sign up today and see where you can save!

What Does Walnut Creek Saves Save?

The short answer is energy, water, and money! Walnut Creek Saves was created through a collaboration between the City of Walnut Creek and the private company WattzOn. After realizing that 18% of greenhouse emissions in Walnut Creek were due to the residents, the City of Walnut Creek set out to adopt a residential energy efficiency program and tackle the excess residential energy and water usage.

Energy Guide: Five Myths About Solar Energy Debunked

In America, there are many people on the fence when it comes to buying solar for their home, and various myths and misconceptions are holding them back. In this article, Lorcan McSharp will discuss the five most common myths and do his best to debunk them.

Walnut Creek Saves: Reducing Usage and Reaching Goals

Walnut Creek Saves is a fully grant funded City-program that was created after a plan of action to combat climate change was formed for Walnut Creek. The goal is to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions to 15% below 2005 levels by 2020. This program directly targets residents as they account for about 18% of greenhouse gas emissions in the city. Read on and Kate Tovey will teach you all about how we reach our goals.

Energy Guide: Be SMART when Purchasing a TV

Most people can agree that televisions provide entertainment and a readily available distraction when working, cooking, or hosting guests. You may have a television in your family room, bedroom, office, or even a bathroom! Televisions use up energy, but not nearly as much as you might think. Anna Meehan is here to tell you how to make an informed television purchase the next time you consider upgrading.