Lighting Classes at SMUD in Sacramento

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  • Introduction to Lean
    March 05, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business In this fun, hands-on workshop, attendees will learn Lean concepts that focus on reducing or eliminating waste by using techniques that allow businesses to produce more with existing resources and eliminating non-value-added activities. Three key metrics: quality, delivery, and cost will place their businesses in stronger positions to compete in today’s global marketplace. Participants will learn how to improve communication, procedures, and layouts to increase productivity and see first-hand how to improve quality, reduce cycle time, improve delivery performance, and reduce work in progress up to 90%. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Is Solar Right for You?
    March 07, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT • Registration Closed
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential If you’re thinking about going solar, let us help you make an informed decision. Attend this workshop to get expert advice from our Solar Specialist. We’ll help answer your questions about potential savings, system size and cost so you can decide if solar is the right choice for you. Visit smud.org/Solar for more information. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Sustainability Series
    March 08, 2019 – July 12, 2019
    Category: Business This free Sustainability Series is an 8-month (one morning a month) program providing sustainable solutions to you, our business customer. SMUD business customers are invited to attend a breakfast meeting from 8-10am (first meeting will be 8-11am) and hear from subject matter experts on innovative solutions that have not only helped them achieve sustainability goals, but also provided a positive business benefit. BERC (Business Environmental Resource Center) will be facilitating this series and providing their sustainable business program for attendees. SMUD and BERC are pleased to offer this workshop series to SMUD Business customers who want to take action by adopting environmentally friendly practices, preventing pollution and conserving resources. We hope you will attend the entire series, but we understand if you cannot – please join us for a class or two. Sign up today and learn from our experts on how your business can adopt sustainable strategies that make good business sense. November 9, 2018 – Cultural Sustainability Speakers: Shea Robinson, Sustainability Coordinator for Nugget Market Tina Reynolds, President of Uptown Studios, Inc. Mark Jewell, President for Selling Energy. Licenses will be provided for his Selling in Six series (see above). December 7, 2018 – HVAC and Controls Speakers: Damon Brown, Marketing and Community Manager for Datacate, and Doug Norwood, manager, SMUD Facilities Installation of a new HVAC system; leveraging Energy Management Systems, controls, demand response, etc. January 11, 2019 – Waste, Recycling, and Food Waste Diversion Speakers: Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority; Bree Taylor, Airport Planner for the Sacramento Airport; and Laura Fisher, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist for SMUD will discuss new legislature, purchasing, procurement and disposal February 8, 2019 – Lighting and Controls Speakers: Dave Bisbee, Program Manager, and Connie Samla, Lighting Specialist for SMUD New technologies that work for your building March 8, 2019 – Water Conservation Landscape, pumping and waste April 12, 2019 – Renewables (@ Archnexus, Sacramento) Field trip to Archnexus learning how they incorporated renewables into their facility May 10, 2019 – Electric Vehicles and Electric Buildings Speakers: Bill Boyce, Manager of Electric Transportation, and Scott Blunk, Electrification Planner for SMUD Vehicle variety, charging issues and programs; making your building more efficient by going electric June 14, 2019 – Selling your Plan Speaker: Mark Jewell, President for Selling Energy How to sell your sustainable ideas upstream including marketing, financials, etc. Register smud.org/Workshops Questions: contact Connie Samla 916-732-6404, connie.samla@smud.org

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  • 1 Day Climbing
    March 09, 2019 at 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM PT • Registration Closed
    Sacramento Power Academy
    Powered by SMUD, the Sacramento Power Academy is the premier utility training school in the western U.S. We've built a first-rate training center to develop future generations of utility workers. This workshop is designed to help participants develop basic climbing skills and gain fundamental knowledge of electric line construction. Students will be trained by experienced line workers, journey and foreman levels, throughout the day in both classroom education and hands-on field training. This workshop will provide a competitive edge to individuals who are seeking a career in the utility industry. The core curriculum includes: -Preparation and safety -Climbing equipment -Climbing poles and maneuvering aloft -Knots, handline and other rigging basics -Line materials and components -Construction practices The fee for the class is $385 but you can take advantage of the earlybird special, $350, by registered 30 days before the start date. Scholarship opportunities are available. Have questions? Contact the Sacramento Power Academy at info@SacramentoPowerAcademy.com or 1-855-525-7140.

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  • Weather-Stripping Saves: Hands-On Practice
    March 09, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT • Registration Closed
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential SMUD’s energy specialists will teach you how to effectively install weather-stripping and apply caulking to seal small openings and unwanted cracks, and you’ll get a chance to practice these techniques in class. Simple changes like these can significantly reduce energy costs and improve your home’s comfort level. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • 0-10V Dimming Hands-On Workshop
    March 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Rick Miller, PE, will provide an in depth look at 0-10V dimming, covering such issues as code compliance, design techniques, product compatibility, and wiring challenges to acquire a better understanding of the function, purpose and application of 0-10V dimming systems. You’ll get an in-class opportunity to handle, wire and operate 0-10V dimming products. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Build a Solar Phone Charger: Family-Friendly Maker Class (ages 12+)
    March 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PT • Registration Closed
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential This class has been moved from Saturday, March 16th to Wednesday, March 13th. Power your devices by the sun! The whole family will enjoy this hands-on workshop where you will build a solar powered charger for use with batteries, phones and other small electronic devices. We’ll provide the materials, including a 2.5 watt solar panel. You bring your creativity to customize your charger with your own personal designs. One solar charger will be given per family (1-3 persons per family). Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Outdoor Lighting for Your Home
    March 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PT
    Soil Born Farms
    Category: Residential Make your home come to life at night with outdoor lighting. Learn about different outdoor lighting options and strategies, as well as techniques for entryways, landscaping, tree lighting, and more. Enhance safety and security, provide beautiful visual effects and add value to your property. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • How to Build a Solar Powered Charger (Grades 4-12)
    March 27, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Educator Build a Solar Charger and then challenge your students to learn how what’s the best solar orientation for charging, how much you can charge, and more. You’ll build your charger using a 2.5-watt solar panel and receive additional designs as options for a student engineering challenge. A light dinner will be served. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Designing with Light
    March 28, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Learn about the many ways to light your home while improving its look, feel, and energy efficiency! This evening session will cover general types of lighting in addition to specific lighting tools and tricks for different rooms in a home. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Is Battery Storage Right for You?
    March 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Is buying a residential battery storage system cost-effective? Will it provide back-up power and energy independence? This workshop, taught by SMUD’s battery storage expert, will cover energy consumption, upfront costs, bill savings and payback. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Lighting for Your Health
    March 30, 2019 at 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PT • Registration Closed
    Orangevale Library
    Category: Residential This class was rescheduled from March 16th. Did you know that lighting can affect your sleep, mood and health? Come learn simple, low-cost, energy efficient lighting tips designed to help you feel energized during the day and sleep better at night. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Lean Visual Control and Five-S
    April 02, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Visual Controls and the Five-S program are the foundation of any Lean Enterprise, and both are part of a standard process to reduce or eliminate waste. Attendees will learn the benefits of operating with a sustainable Visual Control process that uses the Lean tool known as Five-S: sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain. Using an interactive simulation, David Jones will explain how to identify non-value-added activities and how to use Visual Controls to improve performance in a sustainable manner. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Sneak Preview: 2019 Title 24 Highlights
    April 04, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business California’s 2019 Title 24 Energy Standards are scheduled to take effect next year on January 1, 2020. Martyn Dodd will cover the numerous changes to the building envelope, use of LED lighting, updated power allowances, ventilation, HVAC and acceptance test requirements to help you prepare your designs for the future. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Circuits and Greeting Cards (Grades 4-12)
    April 04, 2019 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Educator Put some energy into the spring holidays and teach your students the science of circuitry by making electronic greeting cards with LED lights! You’ll learn the concepts of drawing schematics, parallel and series circuits and basic electronics. A light dinner will be served. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Electric Greeting Cards: Family-Friendly Maker Class (Ages 12+)
    April 06, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Make an electronic greeting cards with LED lights! You will learn all about basic electronics and parallel and series circuits. You’ll also learn how to draw schematics, and put your new talents to use in making your own electric greeting card. Please register your children as a guest (ages 12+). Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Connected Lighting for Small Businesses
    April 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Have you considered using “connected” lighting products in your business? Maybe you are wondering how these fancy new lighting systems work. Connected lighting allows you to create different ambiances for every occasion, lower energy costs and may even help employees/occupants feel better – all from your phone. Join us as we explore the nuances of this new technology and what benefits it can bring to your business. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Air Handling Systems Efficiency and New Technologies
    April 11, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business David Wylie, PE, is back to give us a foundational overview of air conditioning systems, integrated demand side management, and related Title 24 measures. Major topics include variable and constant air-volume systems, adjustable speed-drives, ventilation, economy cycle, and other efficiency opportunities. We’ll cover real life examples for analyzing typical, variable air volume retrofit economics. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • New Time-of-Day Rates Explained
    April 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential SMUD is transitioning residential customers to our new Time-of-Day (TOD) Rate. We’ll explain why SMUD is making the transition to Time-of-Day Rates, how this new rate works, and provide tips, tools and information to help you reduce and shift your electricity usage. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Tired to Inspired: Case Studies & Strategies for Net Zero Adaptive Re-Use
    April 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business All new commercial buildings are mandated to be Net Zero by 2030. Even more daunting, 50% of existing commercial buildings will be retrofitted to be Net Zero by the same deadline! Learn from the experience DPR Construction gained by renovating four DPR offices into Certified Net Zero Energy buildings, as well as building two new Net Zero offices currently in development (including the new Sacramento office). We’ll cover a variety of design and operational aspects including site/building selection considerations, integrated design process, design elements, occupant satisfaction, building certification (including LEED, Living Building, and WELL), and post occupancy considerations. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Mad Science with Static Electricity: Family-Friendly Class (ages 10+)
    April 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential *Rescheduled from March 2nd* It can happen when you least expect it. You’re walking across the carpet in your wool socks when – WHAM – you get shocked by the door handle! What is the mysterious force behind static electricity, and how can we harness its power for fun and science? Bring the kids and answer these questions and more as you go through a series of fun experiments that teach you about one of the fundamental forces of the universe. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register your children as a "guest" to help us plan for the workshop. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • LEED, WELL and Fitwel: What’s the Difference?
    May 08, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business As sustainability and wellness certifications such as LEED, WELL and Fitwel gain momentum, the question often becomes “which system is right for my project”. Regardless of which certification is pursued, every project can borrow ideas and strategies from these leading sustainability and wellness frameworks to create a better built environment. Join our interactive half-day training as we evaluate the strategies, requirements, costs & benefits associated with the LEEDv4.1, WELL and Fitwel systems - focusing on the pros and cons of each as it relates to different types of projects. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Solar Pet Robot: Family-Friendly Maker Class (Ages 10+)
    May 08, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Hands-On Bring the kids to this family-friendly workshop where children and their accompanying guardian will build a solar powered pet bug using a solar robot kit provided by SMUD. Children must be accompanied by an adult and only one kit will be provided per family. This class is for children 8+ and kits will not be provided to adults. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Energy Efficiency in Pumping Systems: Hands-On Workshop
    May 15, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Energy Engineer Barlas Demirciler, of Lincus is bringing you a hands-on opportunity to explore pumping systems with two centrifugal pumps connected with clear PVC pipes. Understand and practice measuring pressure and flow recorded through a data collection device that provides the Overall Plant Efficiency (OPE) for the pumping system to help demonstrate concepts such as head, pressure, power and flow. We’ll also review specific case studies so you have real-world examples to apply to your operations. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • All-Electric Development: Get Ahead of the Curve
    May 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Can all-electric development save you money and help you sell your project? Join us for a free workshop designed specifically for our greater Sacramento region developers. Learn more about the growing trend towards all electric construction and the best commercial and residential applications for all-electric designs. You’ll get the chance to meet SMUD experts, hear about SMUD incentives for all-electric buildings, and ask questions about your specific projects. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Advanced Framing and Alternative Systems for Energy Efficiency
    May 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Homes today are generally safe, comply with code, but use far more lumber and labor than necessary. This costs money, wastes energy, and isn’t doing the climate any favors. Structural engineer Bruce King will demonstrate how to frame or remodel a house with 30% less lumber, with lower cost and much better energy performance. There are also other ways to frame a house, many of them more fire resistant, handsome, and/or insulating. Alternative systems that will be covered include straw bale, earthen walls, straw-clay, hempcrete, bamboo, container houses, and a few other things as are now available around California. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Is Solar Right for You?
    May 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential If you’re thinking about going solar, let us help you make an informed decision. Attend this workshop to get expert advice from our Solar Specialist. We’ll help answer your questions about potential savings, system size and cost so you can decide if solar is the right choice for you. Visit smud.org/Solar for more information. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Lighting at Your Fingertips
    May 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Have you seen the new “connected” lighting products in stores? Maybe you are wondering how these fancy new lighting systems work. Connected lighting allows you synchronize your circadian system, create different ambiances for every occasion, and lower energy costs – all from your phone. Join us as we explore the nuances of this new technology and what benefits it can bring to your lifestyle. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Build Your Own Solar Cooker: Family-Friendly Maker Class
    June 01, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT • Registration Closed
    Soil Born Farms
    Category: Residential You’d be surprised how easy it is to prepare delicious food with only the power of the sun. Join us for this family friendly class in which we will explore the different types of solar cookers, share some of the best solar cooking recipes, and provide you materials to build your own solar cookers (limit 2 per family). Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Egress or Emergency Lighting?
    June 06, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Emergency lighting (EM) is critical to the success of projects. Properly designed EM lighting is important as lighting designers are held to a higher standard of care in the eyes of the owner and the courts. Learn how EM lighting and controls interface with other systems and how to show these designs on the plans. The course will analyze the correct photometric calculation of EM lighting and its importance of being included in the design. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Life-Changing Lighting
    June 06, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Did you know that lighting can affect you and your family's sleep, mood and health? Come learn simple, low-cost, energy efficient lighting tips designed to help you feel energized during the day and sleep better at night. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis Workshop
    June 12, 2019 at 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Business Hob Issa, Vice President of Lincus, will guide participants through real-life case studies to calculate the total cost of an energy efficiency project based on investment costs as well as future operational costs. Practice with the software used for LCC Analysis, and work through practical examples to apply to your own projects. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Build a Solar Phone Charger: Family-Friendly Maker Class
    June 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT • Registration Closed
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Power your devices by the sun! The whole family will enjoy this hands-on workshop where you will build a solar powered charger for use with batteries, phones and other small electronic devices. We’ll provide the materials, including a 2.5 watt solar panel. You bring your creativity to customize your charger with your own personal designs. One solar charger will be given per family (1-3 persons per family). Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Who Left the Lights on at the Zoo? (for children ages 7-12)
    June 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Hands-On We have a mystery we need your help in solving: Who keeps leaving the lights on at the zoo? Kids help solve the mystery with energy-related take-home crafts like solar bracelets and spectroscopes, all while learning about lighting and energy efficiency. This class is for ages 7-12 and children must be accompanied by an adult. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Is an Electric Vehicle Right for You?
    June 25, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential Are you thinking about buying an electric vehicle? Join us for an overview of electric vehicle basics before making this very important investment. Topics include what to know before buying, charging technologies and discounted rate options. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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  • Save Money on Your Summer Bill
    June 29, 2019 at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
    SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room
    Category: Residential SMUD Energy Specialists will help you find efficiency options and recommended strategies to reduce summer electricity bills without sacrificing comfort and quality. Topics will include cooling and ventilation strategies, insulation, shading, and basic maintenance. Have questions? Contact us at etcmail@smud.org or 916-732-6738.

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