Efficiency Vermont and Montshire Museum of Science have a great offer for Vermonters

Norwich, VT

Efficiency Vermont is offering Vermont residents over the age of 18 a coupon for 50% off admission to Montshire Museum's current visiting exhibition: Sustainable Shelter, Dwelling within the Forces of Nature.

Shelter is a universal human need—a need we share with other living things. Since buildings consume lots of resources and almost half of all the energy used in the United States it's important that we make them more efficient. But how do we take concepts and ideas and put them into action?

Sustainable Shelter, Dwelling within the Forces of Nature, currently on display at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont, provides visitors with a better understanding of innovative home technologies and strategies that can help restore the health and viability of natural systems. Through hands-on exhibits, visitors will get the chance to try different ways to make their homes more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Efficiency Vermont can help you take what you learn from the Sustainable Shelter exhibit and put it into action. Efficient homes are more comfortable - warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer – and they reduce energy costs over the long term. Whether you're making home improvements or simply shopping for light bulbs, there are a range of energy-efficient products and services available that can help to lower your energy bills.

"This exhibit brilliantly demonstrates many important concepts and technologies in energy-efficient building and design,” said Jim Merriam, Director of Efficiency Vermont. "We are excited to help bring more Vermonters to the Montshire Museum this April, so they can experience the exhibit firsthand, and explore ways to apply its concepts in their own homes."

"We are delighted to partner with Efficiency Vermont," says Montshire's executive director David Goudy. "The Sustainable Shelter exhibit provides rich concepts and information and Efficiency Vermont offers people the tools to put the concepts into action."

The Montshire Museum in Norwich, Vermont is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sustainable Shelter will be on display through May 26, 2014.

Vermonters—visit http://montshire.org for more information about Sustainable Shelter exhibition, and http://www.formstack.com/forms/mms-home_efficiency_discount to receive your coupon for 50% off adult admission to the Montshire. (Good for up to two adults from the same household.)  

About Efficiency Vermont

As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 13.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for the last eight consecutive years. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to more affordable, low carbon energy use through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. Learn more at www.efficiencyvermont.com.

About Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont was created by the Vermont Legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters reduce energy costs, strengthen the economy, and protect Vermont's environment. For more information, contact Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com.

About the Montshire Museum of Science

The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on science center located on 110 acres in Norwich, Vermont. Visitors will enjoy more than 140 interactive exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, technology, and more. The Montshire is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). For more information visit montshire.org or call 802-649-2200

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