Solarbration for Nevada County’s Solar Generation and Energy Efficiency Program


On Tuesday, June 20, Nevada County celebrated the solar power generation of two of the five solar sites that are part of the County’s Solar Generation and Energy Efficiency Program: the Eric Rood Administrative Center and Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. The program is projected to save $7 million in energy costs over the next 20 years, which will increase to $1.3 million annually after 2037 and beyond. In addition to the program’s five solar sites, which include more than 5,000 solar panels, the county also accomplished savings of $1.7 million in deferred maintenance costs with the replacement of HVAC units, lighting, and energy-efficient building controls at 17 different county sites.


Builder Fest Brings Together Home Resources


On July 18, the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe will host Builder Fest, a one-day event in Riverview Park that brings together local contractors, artisans, engineers and other building resources for local homeowners. Attendees can learn more about home renovations, winter weatherization, DIY projects, and the breadth of home improvement services available in North Tahoe. A food truck and bounce house will provide food and entertainment for little ones. Info: July 18, 4 to 7 p.m., Riverview Park, Truckee,

mPower to Host Property Owners Seminar in Truckee


Regional energy-cost-savings firm mPower is coming to the Truckee Town Council chambers on July 28, where it will review affordable energy and water upgrade options for local homeowners and businesses. Those who live or own businesses within the Liberty Utilities service area may qualify for a free energy audit and can learn about financing opportunities for home upgrades that include no out-of-pocket costs. mPower offers financing services for HVAC, waterline replacement, solar upgrades, windows, doors, insulation, and warm and cool roofs. Info:

Martis Valley Mechanical Receives 2017 Best of Truckee Award


The Truckee Award Program, an initiative that acknowledges the achievements of local businesses, gave its 2017 Best of Truckee Award in the Mechanical Contractors category to Martis Valley Mechanical. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to implement programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value, and establish clear marketing success in the community. Heating contractors and business owners Jeff Griffo and Greg Haugen formed Martis Valley Mechanical in 2010 after seeing the need for more owner oversight of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) projects.


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