Free Energy Saving Seminar
Come learn how to save money and conserve energy
Every month consumers pay an Energy Conservation Charge on their energy bills. This money is used by the Mass Save Program to provide a host of tax incentives, rebates and zero-interest loans to increase energy efficiency of homes and condominium associations. Many homeowners do not take full advantage of this allotted fund of money. This workshop will provide resources available to improve the energy efficiency of your home, or association and help reduce costs to your energy bill.
Our experts will also educate you on how residential solar panels work, including the variety of solar options, benefits, tax credits and current incentives. Going solar is complex and involves a thorough understanding of technology, federal, state, and local regulations, in addition to the financial factors that determine eligibility. We will discuss how the recent import tariff, which goes into effect after 2.5GW of panels are imported, may affect residential solar.
There will be ample time for questions. And all attendees will be able to sign up for a free, personalized energy audit and a solar consultation as a follow up and the only thing you need to bring is a copy of your energy bill.
The workshop will review:
- General energy saving tactics
- Describe what is done during a Mass Save energy audit
- Give examples of where one loses energy
- Review available tax incentives, rebates and zero-interest loans
- Solar options and if it would even be right for you
- How to read your utility bill - review supply vs. delivery
- How solar affects your relationship with the utility company
- Overview and comparison of solar programs - purchasing, financing and leasing
- How does the new tariff affect “going solar”?
Cathleen Lane is a veteran Realtor who has lived in various communities of Greater Boston for over 25 years. Prior to entering real estate Cathleen earned a full scholarship to complete her MBA in Marketing and International Business and then worked as an International Business Director covering over 30 countries. Her business skills in market research, strategic planning, relationship management and negotiations benefit her clients. Cathleen is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and a Nationally Accredited Buyer's Agent.
Joe Ford is a solar consultant with prior national performance records at SunRun and Solar City. After years of learning the complexities of the industry he found flaws in the way large corporations operated so he left to work directly for the consumer. He is a buyer's agent, much like a realtor. He educates, sources bids from grade A contractors, and assists in the development of solar projects.
Shaun Tisdale is an energy expert and is affiliated with Accelerate Energy and Energy Monster, a Mass Save partner. Previously he worked 10 years at G.E., 7 years as an Energy Auditor and 3 years with Tesla/SolarCity. He has conducted thousands of residential and commercial energy audits and will review what it is done at an audit and resources to make it more affordable.
Andrew Marquis, Executive Vice President at Guaranteed Rate, has been in the mortgage business for 14 years and is ranked one of the top loan originators in the nation. Andrew was awarded the #2 loan originator out of all companies in Massachusetts for 2017. In addition, Guaranteed Rate was the #1 purchase lender in the state for 2017. Andrew prides himself on outstanding customer service by way of constant communication to help his clients through, what can be, a stressful process. As a former investment advisor, he analyzes a borrower’s overall financial picture, time horizon and income level which allows him to recommend the most suitable mortgage products available. With competitive loan programs and a full-service team, Andrew can assist in new purchases or refinances.
Scott Taylor, Esq.
Scott Taylor is a Partner at Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC, a company that exclusively practices in residential real estate law. Kriss Law and Atlantic Closing & Escrow, LLC was voted in 2016 and 2017 as Banker & Tradesman’s Best Closing Firm. Whether you are selling or buying a home, Attorney Taylor and the experienced Kriss Law team will provide expert advice and attentive service from the time your offer is accepted until the final documents are signed at the closing.