How to Zero Your Electric Bill

November 4, 2017 • 1:00-5:00pm •

Mat-Su College FSM Room #202 Palmer, Alaska

COST: $20 for ACAT members |$40 for non-ACAT members | Additional fee for CEU credits of $20/credit

indexLED_deletesoonDESCRIPTION: Electricity use is a substantial portion of our energy use and cost in our homes. Join architect and energy auditor Jason Collins for this workshop on zeroing out your electric bill. This includes looking at lighting, appliances, heating and more from the easiest and most cost effective changes to lower your bill to the more in-depth switches. We will look at real world examples as well as invite you to bring in your own bill and analyze ways to reduce it. Finally, this workshop will cover how to offset your electrical use with solar power. 
**This workshop qualifies for 2 CEU credits for residential endorsement.**

COST: $20 for ACAT members | $40 for non-members Additional fees for CEU credits
MORE INFO: or 907.229.1982

This workshop will look at:

Electric Loads and Reductions

  1. Plug Loads – managing and controlling phantom loads
  2. Lighting – changes from incandescent to CFL to LED
  3. Appliances – replacing appliances with Energy Star appliances
  4. Heating Equipment – impact on electrical loads
  5. Other Equipment – other loads like GFCIs, electric fences, and hot tubs

Solar Photovoltaic

  1. How it works – general info, utility connection
  2. System Sizing – how much energy can I make
  3. Zeroing Out – how to get to Zero Energy with Solar PV


JASON COLLINS, Architect, Energy Rater, AIA LEED AP • Palmer, Alaska

jasonJason is a registered Architect, a certified Energy Auditor and a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional. He has been practicing in the field of Architecture for over 12 years with 7 years of projects in the Mat-Su Valley. He has a broad range of experience in project scales ranging from full campus master planning, to large-scale new construction, to small renovations, including his own Palmer area solar-powered home. Much of his focus has been on environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient design and construction. He has worked on two LEED projects in Alaska. In 2008, Jason formed Collins Architecture + Energy Conservation LLC to provide residential architectural services as well as energy ratings. Since then he has been providing residential energy ratings through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation program. He has also been working with non-profit organizations and church groups to perform commercial energy audits to help them reduce their capital operating expenses.