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Smart Solutions Workshops

CWLP's free Smart Solutions Workshops are designed to provide residential customers with: information about energy-saving weatherization techniques; tips on how to make small do-it-yourself efficiency improvements; and advice about efficiency choices that will result in increased comfort and lower energy and water costs. The Workshops also give customers an opportunity to offer their thoughts about efficiency programs currently offered by CWLP or that they believe the utility should consider. The workshops are normally offered several times each year. See the current year's schedule of Smart Solutions Workshops below.

Who Can Attend the Workshops and What Will They Learn?

The public workshops are open to all CWLP residential customers. Customers interested in attending a public workshop must pre-register. Space is limited so early pre-registration is advised.

Workshop participants learn tips and tricks to maximize home comfort and convenience while minimizing their energy and water costs. Emphasis is placed on efficiency improvements that the participants can make themselves for little or no cost. Participants also have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the CWLP Energy Experts about specific home efficiency problems they are encountering.

At the end of the workshop, each participant receives a free home efficiency "starter kit" (containing a caulk gun, tube of caulk, flexible plastic storm window kit, outlet and switchplate gaskets, and caulking cord) and/or a water conservation kit.

Current Year's Schedule of Smart Solutions Workshops

The 2017 Workshop Schedule (all held at Lincoln Library, Carnegie Rm. North)

  • Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m. 'DIY Energy Audit & Weatherization'
  • Saturday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. 'Water Conservation'
  • Saturday, June 24, 10:30 a.m. 'Getting Ready For Summer'
  • Wednesday, August 2, 5:30 p.m. 'Stay Cool For Less'
  • Saturday, September 16, 10:30 a.m. 'Preparing For Winter'
  • Wednesday, October 18, 5:30 p.m. 'Indoor Air Quality and Optimal Thermostat Setting'
  • Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. 'How to Cut Heating Costs'

Want To Schedule a Special Session for Your Group?

CWLP also offers the Smart Solutions Workshops upon request to neighborhood associations, church groups, civic clubs and other organizations that anticipate an audience of between 15 and 50. Whenever possible, we attempt to schedule these on-demand workshops to meet the needs of the requesting organization. Use the contact information below to schedule an on-demand workshop.

Contact us

To pre-register for a public workshop or to schedule a Smart Solutions Workshop for your organization, contact the CWLP Energy Services Office by:

  • Phone: 217.789.2070
  • Fax: 217.789.2210
  • Email:

If using email to pre-register, please be sure to provide your name, street address, daytime phone number, the date of the workshop you would like to attend, and the number of adults you plan to bring with you.