A new outreach campaign called NPower is helping households and businesses in Naples conserve natural resources and save money.
NPower consultants are meeting with community groups, property owner associations and others to offer tips on conserving energy and water.
NPower co-founder and environmental consultant Cloe Waterfield says the savings on utility bills can be significant. “We waste about ten percent of our home electricity use just because we’re not paying attention and we’re not turning things off,” said Waterfield.
“So about ten percent of your bill is wasted on standby power. If they’re willing to make some small behavioral changes and make an effort, we’ve worked out that you can save about $700 a year,” she said.
Waterfield says households can see that savings by doing small things like turning off lights and reducing the temperature on hot water heaters.
The campaign also has a green business program component to help businesses stem energy waste.
The program is in partnership with the City of Naples Natural Resource Division and is funded through the state by a Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation block grant. Naples Architect and NPower co-founder David Corban says the project’s aim is to make at least 50 presentations to various groups by the end of April 2012.
Monday, 07 November 2011 07:48