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March 12. 2013 6:59PM

Fair in Littleton promotes green energy in the North Country

LITTLETON - Two northern New Hampshire chambers of commerce are teaming up to present the North Country Green Energy Fair, an all-day event on April 6 that will showcase the latest technologies and practices in environmentally friendly and energy efficient products and services.

The Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Franconia Region Chamber of Commerce are reinventing the Littleton chamber's annual trade show, partnering in this event that is particularly relevant in this era of escalating energy costs.

This winter even the price of natural gas piped to New England took a jump, throwing some businesses for a loop, and while northern New England businesses and homeowners can't control the cost of the energy they use, they can control how much they use, by maximizing the energy efficiency of their buildings and processes.

"We are excited to have been able to transform the annual Trade Show and Home Expo into an event more suited for the 21st Century, and better meet the consumers' needs and interests when they attend these events," said Chad Stearns, chamber executive director.

Sterns announced that Bob Tortorice of Building Alternatives Inc. of Franconia will be a speaker as well as a vendor at the event. Tortorice's company consults for new building and renovation projects, and offers auditing for energy performance of the home, both for the building and heating system, taking into account the lifestyle of the occupants.

Sterns said that the trade show and home expo presented every spring was in need of a "tune-up." The new event will feature green vendors, from solar to pellet boilers to wind to home services, and more, and that seminars will be held throughout the day.

The North Country Energy Fair takes places at the Littleton High School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission.

sarayoungknox@newstote.com



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