Upcoming Events: Make Oak Ridge Energy Efficient


August 24, 2016

Make Oak Ridge Energy Efficient (MORE2) is hosting two public education meetings in the coming weeks for residents to learn about MORE2 and possible ways to lower their energy use.

MORE2, funded by TVA, kicked off in April and began retrofitting the homes of lower-income Oak Ridge residents with free energy-efficient upgrades, such as HVAC and water heating units. 

Before & After photos from the Make Oak Ridge Energy Efficient project.

In addition to retrofitting homes, MORE2 is working to empower people in the Oak Ridge community with energy efficiency education, ultimately leading to lower electric bills and a healthier environment. Qualified homes must be at least twenty years old and have electric heat.

Make Oak Ridge Energy Efficient shares news about free classes on WATE 6 On Your Side.

Mike Holmes, who recently participated in MORE2, said: “Wonderful! I couldn’t be more pleased with the program and the service. Everyone went above and beyond.” Mr. Holmes received new floor insulation and a new HVAC unit.

Upcoming events, which do not require a reservation and are open to all Oak Ridge residents, include:

  • Thursday, August 25, from 5:30 to 6:30pm - Energy Efficiency workshop in the Craft Room at the Oak Ridge Civic Center
  • Wednesday, August 31, 10 to 11am - Public Meeting in the First Presbyterian Church Library 
Attendees will receive energy saving items, low to no-expense energy saving practices material to immediately improve energy savings in their homes and information on other energy saving programs.

For more information, visit www.MakeOREE.com or call (865) 375-4656.