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Getting To Zero

Getting to Zero is a lecture series with experts and local installers discussing steps you can take to make your home and life more energy efficient and electricity based. These conversations have been recorded. Below are links to the videos  which were posted on our blog. 


Electric Vehicles 2/2022

Lincoln Green Energy Committee EV event on Zoom February 2022. Green Energy Consumers Alliance joined us as well as Guy from Nissan Milford.

HeatSmart Ground Source Heat Pumps 5/2022

Bob Zogg from the Heat Smart Alliance and Dandelion Energy discuss heat pumps and ground source heat pumps in Lincoln, MA


Getting to Zero:  #1 The Envelope

How to improve the Envelope of your Home, the first presentation in the Getting to Zero series, will be given by Rachel White CEO of Byggmeister Design/Build. She will inform us about the building envelope of houses (the walls, floors, roof and windows) and how to make them more energy efficient. Hosted by Lincoln CFREE a working subcommittee of the GEC.

Getting to Zero: #2 Upgrading Windows

Upgrading Windows, the second presentation in the Getting to Zero series, will be given by Patrik Muzila, President of European Architectural Supply in Acton. Patrik will talk about the benefits of upgrading your windows and what options to look for.

Getting to Zero: #3 Adding Solar

Adding Solar is the 4th in our Getting to Zero Series. Roy Van Cleef at New England Clean Energy presents what solar PV is all about and answers questions.

Getting to Zero: #4 Retrofit of the Historical Home 

Six case studies of energy retrofitting a modern architecture home and keeping its spirit.

Getting to Zero: #5 Heat Pump Myths, Design Issues and Operating Recommendations

This interview between Michael Moodie from the Lincoln Green Energy Committee and Rob Basnett of Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC covers heating your home 201 as we delve into more advanced questions.

Getting to Zero: #6 The Builder's Perspective

In the sixth presentation of the Getting to Zero series, Lincolnite Mark Doughty, President of Thoughtforms Construction Company and Colin Flavin, founder of Flavin Architects will discuss their experience with respectful renovation of historic homes, particularly mid-century modern homes, and how renovations can meet new energy codes.

Getting to Zero: #7 Lincoln Green Choice Electricity with Paul Gromer

Paul Gromer from Peregrine talks about Lincoln Green Choice program for electricity and REC's and what the classifications mean.


Getting to Zero 2024: #1 Tap State and Federal Incentives

Larry Chretien, Executive Director of the Green Energy Consumers Alliance, gives a rundown of incentives available from the state of Massachusetts and from the Federal government. He discusses his own journey to electrify his home.

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