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CFL’s to Be Distributed Free During Energy Efficiency Day of Action

February 21, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT --Vermont Law School students, faculty and staff will go door to door Saturday to exchange less efficient incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescent light bulbs during an Energy Efficiency Day of Action in the South Royalton area. The CFL's will be given out free.

Photo of light bulbTeam members will meet at 10 a.m. at the Chase Community Center. The media are welcome to accompany them.

The project's goal is to help homeowners and tenants save energy, cut utility bills and reduce pollution and to strengthen VLS's relationship with the local community. CFL's use 75 percent to 80 percent less electricity than incandescent bulbs and last 10 to 13 times longer.

Homeowners and tenants will be asked to fill out a short questionnaire to determine their average energy use and other information. Using GPS, the VLS teams will collect data points for the location of each home, number of residents and light bulb sockets, average energy use, number and type of appliances, and any energy efficiency work done on the home. Follow-up visits will be conducted within the year to determine the effectiveness of the effort.

VLS's partners in the project include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Efficiency Vermont, COVER Home Repair, Dartmouth Energy Collaborative, local churches and others.

CONTACT: John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations
Office:  802-831-1106 , cell:  540-798-7099 , jcramer@vermontlaw.edu

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