Sonoma County Agencies Expand “Do It Yourself Energy & Water Savings Toolkits”




Sonoma County Agencies Expand “Do It Yourself Energy & Water Savings Toolkits”

Sonoma County Agencies Expand “Do It Yourself Energy & Water Savings Toolkits”

Energy and Water Savings Toolkits to be Available at All Sonoma County Libraries

(Santa Rosa, CA) The partnership between the Sonoma County Library, the Sonoma County Energy and Sustainability Division, the Sonoma County Water Agency and Sonoma Clean Power is expanding the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) Energy and Water Savings Toolkits to be available at all Sonoma County library branches as part of a program promoting energy and water efficiency.

The toolkits will be available for checkout starting September 11, 2017 at the following library branches: Central Santa Rosa, Cloverdale, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Northwest Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Rincon Valley, Rohnert Park-Cotati, Roseland, Sebastopol, Sonoma Valley, and Windsor.

The DIY Toolkits will be available for Sonoma County Library cardholders to check out for up to three (3) weeks. They provide tools and information enabling cardholders to perform home upgrade projects such as weather-stripping windows and doors, monitoring electrical use, determining water leaks, and switching to LED lightbulbs.

“We hope that after checking out the toolkits, residents will be inspired to do more advanced energy efficiency upgrades,” said Nelson Lomeli, Program Specialist with Sonoma Clean Power. “The County of Sonoma’s Energy and Sustainability Division, a partner in this effort, is a great resource available to residents looking to do more home upgrades.”

The expansion comes after a successful ten-month pilot in Guerneville, Sebastopol, and Central Santa Rosa library locations that proved to be incredibly popular with patrons.

“I am excited about continuing this partnership and the opportunity our residents have in gaining the knowledge and tools of energy efficiency through the Toolkit Program at their local library,” said Sonoma County Library Interim Director, Tracy Gray.

In coordination with the launch of the program expansion, a series of home energy and water savings workshops will be offered at library branches throughout the County.  To find out more about the workshop dates visit, http://sonomacountyenergy.org/home-energy-workshops/ or call the Energy and Sustainability Division office at (707) 565-6470.

More information about the DIY Toolkits can be found at www.sonomacleanpower.org/diy-toolkit, or in person by going into a participating library branch.