University of Florida
Pinellas Energy Efficient Project

"Below you will find information on the Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project. This project, started with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has reached over 19,000 Pinellas citizens, distributing energy saving information and equipment to promote energy savings. So far Pinellas citizens have collectively saved approximately $5.5 million in energy costs, and prevented 25,000 tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere."

PEEP in the Community

The Pinellas Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP) has brought energy-saving ideas and resources from the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Energy to Pinellas citizens since 2009. Below you will find links to PEEP projects in Pinellas County and information to help you start saving energy!

PEEP in the Classroom:

PEEP has reached thousands of Pinellas residents via our classes held throughout the county.

We have also worked in partnership with the Boley Centers providing energy efficiency education for the Green Pathways out of Poverty program.

PEEP at Outreach Events:

PEEP can be found at local events and farmers markets throughout the year. Over 15,000 Pinellas citizens received information and energy-saving products between 2010 and 2011. Look for us at an expo near you soon!

PEEP in Your Community:

Our instructors have been invited to present energy-saving education at local churches, civic groups, home owner/condo associations. Contact us to schedule a class for your community group.

PEEP in Your Local Library:

Through a partnership with the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, Pinellas Extension has made Kill-a-Watt™ energy monitors available for check-out. Extension has provided a workbook and a Quick-Start card to help get you started.

PEEP en Espanol

PEEP EspanolA travez de diversas alianzas con Iglesias y centros comunitarios, el Programa de Energia Eficiente del Condado de Pinellas (PEEP por sus siglas en Ingles) hemos traducido esta informacion de estas publicaciones de la Universidad de la Florida sobre la eficiencia de energia en su casa. Ustedes pueden leerla en Español en los siguientes links, aqui y aquí . Esperamos poder alcanzar la populacion Hispana que esta creciendo como consumidores de energia.

Pueden ver este video en Español que fue preparado por la radio PSA y en conjunto con WYUU radio 92.5.

Donde encontraran mas informacion acerca de este tema de energia mas eficiente y una major iluminacion en sus hogares.

Tambien preparamos un articulo en la revista Vozes que describe los beneficios ambientales en la conservacion de energia.

Recursos de Progress Energy

Recursos del Departamento de Energia de EE. UU.

PEEP Home Energy Symposium

In 2011 PEEP hosted a Home Energy Symposium with the theme: "the Best Energy-Saving Home Upgrades for Central Florida." Read the Program Guide here. PEEP also prepared a guide on how to choose a contractor for home improvements with the Contractor's Licensing Board. You can read that publication here.

View a Video of the Keynote address from Dr. Jennifer Languell.

Dr. Languell provides an enjoyable and entertaining trip through a re-model of a 1970s central-Florida home with a power bill of less than $50 in August!

View a Video of the Panel Discussion 1. The Best Retrofits for Older Pinellas County Homes

View a Video of the Panel Discussion 2. Financing Energy Retrofits

PEEP Educational Videos

The PEEP Team has put together several informational videos on saving energy in the Pinellas County home. Check them out here.

Peep for Youth

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In 2011 and 2012 PEEP developed youth energy-awareness campaigns for use in the school.

In 2011, the campaign focused on a T-shirt design contest with the theme of saving energy in the home. Winners were selected by a panel of judges. See the winning designs.

In 2012, PEEP promoted the Kill-a-Watt™ Youth Challenge contest for 4th grade students in Pinellas County. This contest uses nationally developed 4-H Steps in Achieving Viable Energy (SAVE) curriculum. Watch a video about using the Kill-a-Watt to measure energy use in the home.

The U.S. Department of Energy has a fun, interactive site devoted to teaching youth about energy issues.

PEEP Resources

Factsheets

UF Resources

Other Resources

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