DIY Home Energy Savings Toolkit available

You can check out a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy Savings Toolkit at participating Ventura County libraries. Ventura County Library is partnering with Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA), and 3C-REN (Tri-County Regional Energy Network) to launch the DIY Energy Savings Toolkits. The DIY toolkits include instruction guidebooks in both English and Spanish and will help provide the knowledge, tools, and equipment needed to improve your home’s energy and water usage with easy upgrades. These simple DIY home improvements can help increase the energy efficiency of your home, making it more comfortable, affordable, resilient, and better for the planet. 

The DIY toolkits include useful tips and free items like LED lightbulbs, low-flow showerheads, weather stripping, and aerators for you to install at home. Also included are measuring devices like a Kill-a-Watt meter, infrared laser thermometer, and flow rate bag to help to save energy, water, and money. Use the tools and supplies in the kit to complete your DIY projects. When you’re finished, return the kit to your local library and enjoy your new and improved home! 

Chair of the Board of Supervisors, Linda Parks, stated “With this handy DIY toolkit, you can measure your home’s energy and water usage and make a few quick home upgrades to save money and help the planet. Involve the kids and make it a fun learning opportunity.” 

To learn more about the toolkits, visit 3C-REN’s Home Energy Savings webpage at To find a kit near you, visit Ventura County Library’s website at

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