Do you want to improve the energy-efficiency of your home or better integrate water conservation elements? Well if you don’t know where to start, our Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy and Water Saving Toolkits can help!
The DIY Toolkit program was developed through a partnership between SCP, the County of Mendocino, and the Mendocino County Library. The program builds upon the successful DIY Home Energy and Water Saving Toolkit program launched in Sonoma County by SCP, the Sonoma County Water Agency, the County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division, and the Sonoma County Library.
The goal of this program is to encourage customers to incorporate energy and water conservation strategies into their homes, while simplifying and eliminating the common barriers to implementation. Each toolkit is stocked with energy and water saving supplies that can measure how much energy or water is being consumed in the home and serve as easy upgrades to help save money on your utility bills.
Another great feature of the DIY toolkit is a copy of a Home Energy and Water Savings Guidebook which will help you through each upgrade step, and provide additional saving tips. A copy is also available to view on our website: https://sonomacleanpower.org/diy-toolkit/.
DIY Toolkits are now available at library branches throughout Mendocino County, including Ukiah, Fort Bragg, Willits, and Round Valley. Just like a book, these toolkits can be checked out by all library cardholders from participating Mendocino County Libraries for three weeks. Currently, there are 30 toolkits available to rent within Sonoma County and 11 available within Mendocino County, and there is often a waiting list to check them out.
Each toolkit comes with water and energy saving items for you to keep, including:
The toolkits also come with energy measuring devices and tools that must be returned with the kit, including:
Check out one of our DIY Toolkits at your local library and start saving money, energy, and water today!
For more information about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 (855) 202-2139.