Welcome to our February 2016 Newsletter!
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Senator Susan Collins Honors Evergreen
at Efficiency Maine Symposium

As the keynote speaker at the Efficiency Maine Symposium, U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke eloquently about the need for - and benefits of - urgent action on climate change. She also presented Evergreen with two Efficiency Maine awards for Outstanding Contributions to Energy Efficiency last week - one for leadership in the Residential Energy Efficiency Program and one for leadership in Marketing - and praised honorees for their commitment to affordable, sustainable, environmentally responsible energy efficiency improvements.

“Encouraging the adoption of energy efficiency measures remains the most effective mechanism for lowering energy costs, reducing pollution, and ultimately saving money,” said Collins. “That makes energy efficiency not just good environmental policy; it’s good economics.”
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Senator Collins presents the Leadership in Marketing award to Marketing Manager Kathleen Meil (left) and the Leadership in Residential Energy Efficiency award to Vice President Brian Robinson (right).
Learn how Evergreen improvements made it possible for this Cushing, Maine homeower to age in place in the log cabin she and her husband built.

"A lot of older folks end up moving to nursing homes, but now that my house is so cozy, I’ll be able to stay here as long as I can breathe.”

Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Extended!

Homeowners can claim federal tax credits for energy efficiency improvements made in 2015 and 2016, thanks to an extension of the Residential Energy Tax Credit. The credit, which covers 10% of the materials cost of certain improvements (up to $500), had previously expired, but a late-December budget deal extended it both retroactively and forward till the end of 2016.

“People who invested in energy efficiency improvements last year just got a happy surprise,” says Evergreen President Richard Burbank. If you'd like to claim the tax credit, just give us a call to get details about the materials costs of your Evergreen project.  Continue reading >>

This isn't a view you'll often get of Energy Advisor Brian Robinson, but he inspects attics every day. Brian is passionately nerdy about comfort, energy efficiency, and resolving your home's challenges, and we're lucky to have him on our team!

Energy Fairs in Gorham, Brunswick, and Portland
Join us at the Greater Portland Sustainability Council's upcoming Energy Fairs to learn about clean energy options for your home or business! Energy efficiency, solar energy, pellet boilers,heat pumps, financing, and much more. Free admission, with discounts on many products and services. See the schedule and exhibitors here.