Union Gas Hands-On Demo at Sears… and Giveaway
Betcha read this post title and thought, why can’t I find something that fun to do on a sunny, unseasonably warm weekend?
Well, maybe you’re just not reading the flyers that come with your bills. I didn’t used to, but this month I actually ripped open a Union Gas bill and found a booklet announcing this demo event.
So yesterday Doug and I were off to an energy savings demo hosted by Union Gas and Sears in nearby Mapleview Mall.
The photo shows me getting a caulking lesson from independent consultant, Gail Lawlor, of Energy Matters, at the demo. She is contracted by Union Gas to instruct the public on the fundamentals of home energy conservation.
Gail also trains contractors (for more than 20 years now) on green practices, including for RONA – with a current focus getting them to appreciate the largely untapped market around ecoENERGY retrofits, and of course, the Home Renovation Tax Credit (which most of them know about, she says.) Gail told me:
“In a room of 50 renovators, I ask ‘who knows about the ecoENERGY retrofit grants from the government, and about 3 people put their hands up. Then I ask, who is talking to their clients and prospects about these huge opportunities, and maybe 1 person puts their hand up!”
Free Stuff – Who Doesn’t Want That?
Union Gas was giving away FREE Energy Saving Kits ($35 in product) that contain the items shown below.
We haven’t unpacked our free kit yet – hey, it’s only been a day – but we’ll be using all these parts… or handing them off to contractors who comes tomorrow to give us a quote on some energy retrofits (including an insulator).
This Energy Savings Kit is free only to folks who are Union Gas customers.
If you’re a Union Gas customer, have you picked one up? Have you done anything with it yet?