An organization in Durham that set out to help locals save on their energy bills is expanding its reach. Clean Energy Durham is five years old. The small non-profit developed a creative energy-saving model that trains organizations and neighborhood groups and encourages them to tell a neighbor.
Judy Kincaid: "It builds community within neighborhoods, between neighborhoods and it saves people money."
Judy Kincaid is Executive Director of Clean Energy Durham.
Judy Kincaid: "One of the really exciting things is when we get folks from some of our more low wealth neighborhoods coming up to us saying, wow, that thing really works. I have been saving 50 to 100 dollars a month on my bill."
Kincaid says at least two-thousand Durham households have gone through their workshops. The initiative has expanded outside of Durham and is now serving households in Siler City, Wilson and Warrenton.