Energy Alliance and Port Authority launch GC-PACE As part of its partnership with the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (Port Authority) to develop a suite of energy-related economic development programs, the Energy Alliance announced the launch of the new GC-PACE Program. GC-PACE is an exciting new tool that can be used to finance energy […]
About Nicole Klosterman
Nicole has been working with the Energy Alliance since 2012, supporting the organization with her community outreach, marketing and writing expertise. Nicole studied English literature and environmental studies at Northeastern University in Boston and has worked in the fields environmental remediation, environmental education, and publications editing and writing in Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and Cincinnati.
Nicole is passionate about energy efficiency and the positive effects its implementation has for families,communities, businesses and nonprofits.
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Brings savings to over one hundred homeowners with Residential Energy Efficiency Program Forest Park’s Residential Energy Efficiency Program surpassed its community goal of completing over 100 Home Energy Upgrades through the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance’s (Energy Alliance’s) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program. The City of Forest Park has partnered with the Energy Alliance since […]
1. Replace Furnace Air Filter Make sure your furnace is ready to work! Start the cold season with a clean air filter and do the research about your system to find out how often your filters should be changed or cleaned to keep your furnace working efficiently and to maintain healthy indoor air quality. Now […]
We spend most of our time focusing on all the little (and big things) we can do inside the home to be more energy efficient. This month, we are taking a look outside the home. Landscaping can have a huge effect on your home’s heating and cooling needs (and water needs, come to think of […]
It’s official. The dog days of summer are here. Granted, the river (or sea) isn’t boiling as was predicted during the dog days of Ancient Roman times, but creatures are certainly turning languid in this heat. If you are one of the many lucky local residents who have access to a swimming pool, you are […]
Summer is here and it’s shaping up to be hot. It’s tempting to crank up the AC, but getting a higher energy bill can be a real strain on the wallet. Resist the urge to blast the cold air, and try some cost effective cool down tricks. You can easily cut your energy bills without […]
We are very excited to share some very big news. The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce has named the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance the Nonprofit Organization of the Year (1-40 employees) for 2013 through the Small Business Excellence Awards. Three years from our founding, we consider this award a great honor, and look forward to continuing […]
Energy efficiency might not always be visible, but it can be tangible. When building performance improvement measures (like the installation of central air conditioning) help to transform a space, energy efficiency becomes visible. In the case of the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center (Manifest), the results of their building performance improvements are certainly felt. […]
We get to know our Home Performance Contractors before we send them to your house. You should too. Meet Pete Trokan from Hader Heating & Cooling. Choosing a Home Performance Contractor (HPC) can be a daunting task, especially for homeowners who don’t already have an idea of what their home’s needs are. All of the […]
You have probably already switched over your wardrobe to the lighter, sheerer threads of summer. It’s time to think about how to best dress your windows. When planning a summer wardrobe for your windows, sheers might look appealing, but they are not a practical choice. It’s hard to generalize about the energy performance of draperies, […]