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Residents Learn How to Save Money on Utility Bills

Residents of Villa Excelsior in Providence, RI learned how to save money on utility bills when the HUD New England Regional Director and the Regional Administrator from the Environmental Protection agency visited the apartment complex as part of the ENERGY STAR Change a Light, Change the World campaign.

[Photo: Villa Excelsior residents take ENERGY STAR pledge]
Residents of Villa Excelsior take the pledge to become more energy efficient.

The objective of the Change a Light, Change the World campaign is to promote energy efficiency and conservation throughout America. The emphasis is to change from an incandescent light bulb to an ENERGY STAR labeled light bulb, thereby conserving energy, becoming more energy efficient as a nation, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

Villa Excelsior is a HUD-subsidized housing development that consists of 76 units for low-income families.  HUD will be working with all of the federally subsidized housing developments throughout New England (more than 3,000 units of low-income housing) to encourage energy efficiency.  Every resident who "took the pledge" to become more energy efficient received a free light bulb.

Changing the world starts with simple actions. When light bulbs or entire light fixtures are replaced with ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR label, consumers are helping to preserve energy resources and contribute to a cleaner environment while saving money and time buying and changing lights in their home.  Learn more about how to make your home energy efficient.

Content Archived: March 21, 2011

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