Bright Energy Solutions

Energy-Saving Habits Start At Home

Employers know that if employees make it a habit to save energy at home they are more likely to think about saving energy at work.

Last fall, Newport Labs in Worthington, Minn., offered an educational opportunity to their employees to learn about energy-saving techniques for their homes.

Vida Iten, Worthington Public Utilities' customer service supervisor and Lisa Fischer, MRES® Energy Services field representative, presented to a group of 40 employees on "No-Cost and Low-Cost Ways to Save Energy at Home."

Saving energy starts at home. Here are a few suggestions offered to homeowners:

  • Turn down the thermostat at night or during the day while at work can save 1 to 3 percent on heating and cooling bills.
  • Add a programmable thermostat and receive a $25 Bright Energy Solutions® incentive rebate.
  • Purchase ENERGY STAR® appliances and save at least 10 percent on energy usage over a standard appliance.
  • Seal windows and doors with weather stripping and caulk to keep warm air in and cold air out.
  • Take advantage of Bright Energy Solutions incentive rebates for programmable thermostats, heating and cooling equipment, and many ENERGY STAR appliances. Check out all the residential incentive rebates at or call your local utility.

If your company or service group is interested in sharing this educational opportunity with employees, please email Lisa Fischer.