On February 15th, the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge hosted a rewards ceremony in the town of Ridgefield. This ceremony honored 16 residents who have completed upgrades through the Challenge. An upgrade can include anything from new insulation, a new hot water heater, a new HVAC system or renewables such as solar PV or geothermal. The ceremony also honored the Ridgefield Library, Parks and Recreation and St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church who were the winners of our community group rewards ceremony.
The most exciting part of the event is that we were able to have Department of Energy Representative Claudia Tighe come and speak on behalf of the Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge. This was very exciting for me, because although I have worked here for a year and a half and we are funded by the Department of Energy this was my first time meeting a representative. The Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment also helped to host the event and was excited to have this visit. First Selectman Rudy Marconi also attended the event and congratulated all the residents from town. Each resident and community group received a certificate for their efforts, and the event turned out to be a big success.