Taitem supports CRC

The Taitem team was a ray of sunshine at the Cancer Resource Center 5k this past Saturday. Congratulations to the team for supporting the CRC and walking/running with wonderful enthusiasm! You can still support CRC by donating here: http://ow.ly/cxIi305ARSf



Solarize CNY Fall Fun

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Taitem’s Solar Division has been selected as a partner contractor for the 2016 Solarize CNY program which kicked off with a great Launch Party in downtown Syracuse Oct 13. We’ll be working with Katelyn Kriesel and the terrific team at the Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board to help people across five upstate counties be part of the solar solution.

Even renters and homeowners with a shaded site can take a look at the community solar opportunities offered in this program. To spread the word, festive, party-themed solar fairs will be hosted by these fine eating and drinking establishments:

Wed Nov 2 Prison City, Auburn
Wed Nov 16 Critz Farms & Harvest Moon Cidery, Cazenovia (previously Nov 17)
Jan-Feb TBD 916 Riverside, Central Square
Jan-Feb TBD Cortland Beer, downtown Cortland

Drop by for a drink or a snack, and invite your friends and family who want to know more about harnessing the power of the sun to cut costs and carbon emissions. Each fair is a no-pressure networking and tabling event where folks can meet installers, ask questions, compare qualifications and sign up for a free quote.

Solarize CNY is a collaborative public-sector project, led by the Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board. The program aims to provide solar panel installation for homeowners at a lower-than-market cost. By attending events or signing up online, citizens can access information and receive quotes for solar photovoltaic systems, including community solar, which provides options to renters and others not typically eligible for home solar panel installation. This campaign covers Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego counties.

Solarize campaigns are a proven solar energy development model used nationally since 2009. Since 2013, Taitem has installed hundreds of systems through the Solar Tompkins, Going Solar Southern Tier Central, Southern Tier Solar Works, Solarize Seneca, and Solar Schuyler campaigns. A big shout-out to all the dedicated volunteers who make these terrific programs possible!

For more information, check out the Solarize CNY website and calendar.

Weatherizing Worship Oct 26

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Wed Oct 26 at 6pm, First Presbyterian Church, 315 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca

Come learn about how your faith community can take advantage of a program that provides a free energy audit performed by Taitem Engineering for churches, non-profits and small businesses. NYSERDA’s SCEEP will help you identify improvements for your building that can:

  • reduce your energy use
  • save money on energy bills
  • improve your comfort
  • reduce your carbon emissions
  • align with your values and mission

The energy assessment program, which focuses on no-cost and low-cost measures you can easily implement, ends in December, So now is a great time to sign up.

Representatives from First Presbyterian Church, First Congregational Church and Congregation Tikkun v’Or (Ithaca Reform Temple) will share their stories of Why and How they’ve weatherized their worship over the last few years.

6:00PM Potluck Dinner (all are welcome)
6:30PM Program & Tour

Tell your friends your going! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778868792383641/

For more information: Sara Culotta sculotta@taitem.com

Thanks to Karim Beers of Get Your Green Back Tompkins for helping to organize the event.

Who took the light bulbs?

Below is an excerpt from Ian’s Facebook blog, Building Evidence… Follow his page and get Ian’s latest research findings, anecdotes, and photos that show how we can measurably reduce energy use and carbon emissions in buildings.

“Most of our indoor spaces are WAY overlit. I measure it with a lightmeter all the time when I go into buildings, and see many spaces overlit by a factor of 50-100%, relative to national standards. This is an enormous waste of energy. So I decided to try an experiment. Don’t tell anyone, but…SEE MORE