November 11, 2020

Shave the Peak Webinar Rescheduled!

If you tried to attend the Shave the Peak Webinar last night, Berkshire Museum sends apologies for the technical difficulties. It's been rescheduled for Thursday night at 6:00 PM. New log-in information is below.

Our Energy Efficiency webinar is on for tonight as scheduled!


Energy Efficiency In Your Home And Business: Berkshire Earth Expo webinar

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
6:00 PM — 6:45 PM

Save Energy, Save Money, Save The Planet. Come learn how you can save money by saving energy through Mass Save. The Mass Save program has many no-cost, low-cost and rebate items to help you shave money off your utility bills and help cut your carbon footprint and utility bills!

Presented by Rosemary Wessel of BEAT’s Energy Efficiency Pittsfield Program. This webinar is free and open to the community.

» Register here
» Facebook Event Page

Shave The Peak! : Berkshire Earth Expo webinar

Thursday, November 12, 2020
6:00 PM — 6:45 PM

Learn how peaking power plants pollute our air and increase our electric bill even though they seldom run - then sign up to help Shave the Peak and help eliminate any need for these plants at all.

This educational webinar is free and open to the community. Pre-registration required. And make sure to pledge action to Shave the Peak!

Provide feedback on Mass Save’s 3-Year Efficiency Plan
Mass Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) Listening Sessions

The planning process for the 2022-2024 Three-Year Energy Efficiency Plan for the Mass Save  energy efficiency programs has begun via public comment listening sessions. Public comment is very important to the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) as it highlights the energy efficiency needs of Massachusetts residents and businesses which helps direct where the Council should focus. The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) wants to hear from residents, businesses, and industry stakeholders on how Mass Save can best serve them through the energy efficiency programs.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public comment sessions will be held virtually. The schedule for the sessions can be found on the EEAC website. If you are interested in providing public comment during one of the sessions, please email to sign up.

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
» Meeting link

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
» Meeting link

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
» Meeting link

» See the EEAC Calendar here for these hearings and special workshop information, click on event name for details and login information.

Homeowners, Renters, Landlords - This Program's for YOU!
MASS SAVE Extends 100% Off Qualifying Insulation for Moderate Income Customers

Fill out the Online Home Energy Assessment at
or if you're a Small Business owner, call
Whether you rent or own your home or business, you'll want to save money!

Would you like to engage your community group, neighborhood association or employees in participating in the MassSave program? Talk to us! We’re happy to help get your group stared. Let us know what group communication method works best for you during this time of social isolation: info for your regular organization newsletters, conference call, Zoom meeting or presentation.

Want to help our EE Pittsfield outreach?
We’re looking for volunteers to distribute literature in Pittsfield. COVID-safe, no contact, leave brochures on doors. Contact Rose at

» More information on the EE-Pittsfield program

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