The Warren Energy Committee has a few questions for Valley homeowners, now that winter is winding down and Valleyites take stock of its effect on pocketbooks and indoor comfort: "Is the house drafty and hard to heat? Ice dams? Mold? High heating and electric bills?

Their response to homeowners' yes answers is: Do something about it! Vermont homeowners can save 25 to 30 percent on their heating bills by buttoning up their homes when they join the statewide Home Energy Challenge.

Come to a free workshop to learn what Valley homeowners can do to save money, improve comfort and help reduce carbon emissions. The date is Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Warren Town Hall.

Building Science 101 (how homes lose heat and how to stop it), hosted by Warren's energy committee, will be led by experts from Efficiency Vermont's Energy Star program and the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission. The agenda will include an overview of the Vermont Home Energy Challenge and the state's response to the need for energy conservation.

Coffee and morning snacks will be available.

Participants will learn how to make an assessment of their home's thermal deficiencies and how to decide on the next steps. Participants will also learn more about the challenge: how to become involved and eligible for rebates from Efficiency Vermont for professional home energy audits and subsequent work done (professionally and/or do it yourself) to improve comfort and energy conservation in the home.

Contact Callie Willis, 496-4119 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..