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Color Penfield Green and the EEAC Offer Classes Through Penfield Recreation

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

Electric Cars 101: Your Guide to EVs


Are You Ready for ALL-ELECTRIC Home Heating & Cooling?



In a fabulous collaboration between the town of Penfield's Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee (EEAC) and Color Penfield Green, two adult education courses were developed and taught this fall at the Penfield Community Center. Each will be offered again in the winter and then again in the spring (course descriptions are below). Be on the look out for the winter/spring 2022 Penfield Recreation Brochure in your mailbox to sign up.


Igor Orlovich, Matt Corona, Al Hibner, and Bob Kanauer, (pictured) are all-electric enthusiasts and teach the classes, with guest speakers: the director of Heat Smart Monroe, other EV owners, as well as car dealers.


Our first go round this fall, 47 people showed up to learn more about Electric Cars from local experts and EV owners. 22 took the class on All-Electric Clean Heating and Cooling! We were floored with the turnout!



In addition to helping community members learn more about the advantages and challenges of transitioning to a lower carbon lifestyle, these classes are also part of "community campaigns" for NYSERDA's Clean Energy Communities Program and could earn $5,000 in grant money for future town sustainability projects as well as points toward the town's designation as a Clean Energy Community.


We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the EEAC's Sarah Waterman, Mark Valentine, and Bob Kanauer and are already looking forward to the next partnership!


Can't wait for Jan/Feb to learn more? Email colorpenfieldgreen@gmail.com with questions or connect with Matt Corona about clean heating and cooling anytime at HeatSmartMonroe.


 

Electric Cars 101 - Your Guide to EVs


Igor Orlovich, Bob Kanauer, Katie Rygg and Allen Hibner


Ages 18+    Penfield Community Center Free 


Winter

Thu     Jan 20 & 27        3:00–4:30pm

Thu      Jan 20 & 27        7:00-8:30 pm


Spring

Tue      April 12 & 19      3:00–4:30pm

Tue      April 12 & 19      7:00-8:30 pm


        

Are you thinking about purchasing an Electric Vehicle (EV)? If you are, definitely sign up for this two-part class that’s loaded with tons of information about these vehicles and is presented by Penfield residents who currently own EVs

themselves. We’ll answer lots of frequently asked questions in this course like, Can you take EVs through a carwash? or Don't I need to replace batteries every year?


We'll start with an introduction to EVs and take you through their advantages and disadvantages, considerations in choosing and buying an electric car (including financial incentives & rebates), options for charging them at home or on the road and how they will work for you around town and on long

trips away from home.


Attendees will have the opportunity to ask current EV owners questions and view their electric cars up close and in person. YES, owning an EV IS in your future! So don’t miss this information packed course! 


NOTE to Penfield Residents: You can help the Town of Penfield earn NYSERDA Clean Energy Community points and grant monies ($5,000 or more) for town sustainability projects if you buy or lease a new or used EV after taking this

course and simply document that purchase with the town's Community Campaign for Electric Vehicles.


Help Penfield earn some green while going green yourselves!



 

Are You Ready for ALL-ELECTRIC Home Heating & Cooling?


Allen Hibner, Igor Orlovich, Bob Kanauer and Katie Rygg


Ages 18+    Penfield Community Center Free


Winter

Thu Feb 3  3:00 – 4:30pm

Thu Feb 3      7:00 – 8:30pm


Spring

Tue    April 26    3:00 – 4:30 pm

Tue    April 26    7:00 - 8:30 pm



Is your home’s old fossil fuel burning gas furnace or hot water heater ready for replacement? Is your old inefficient central A/C unit running up high electricity bills each month? Want much better alternatives? If so, sign up for this class

to learn lots more about the many great options now available for going ALL-ELECTRIC with your home’s heating, cooling and hot water production needs by installing super high efficiency air-source or ground-source (geothermal) electric

heat pump solutions that are available right now.


This course will be presented using case studies from Penfield residents who have already installed these systems for heating and cooling their own homes. Learn about their experiences, different types of equipment on the market and the many financial incentives and rebates that are available currently when purchasing heat pumps. You’ll also find out how to obtain a no-cost energy assessment of your home’s heating and cooling needs.


The future of cleaner, greener and more cost-effective home heating and cooling systems is here now, and it’s ALL-ELECTRIC! 


NOTE to Penfield Residents: You can help the Town of Penfield earn NYSERDA Clean Energy Community points and grant monies ($5,000 or more) for town sustainability projects if you purchase a heat pump system or energy saving

services after taking this course and simply document that purchase with the town's Community Campaign for Clean Heating and Cooling.


Help Penfield earn some green while going green yourselves!

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