Eureka! $mart House Energy-Efficiency Challenge Launches Today

The Alliance to Save Energy, Edison Electric Institute and the SCI FI Channel have partnered up to create an innovative energy-efficiency campaign and contest that will encourage people everywhere to upgrade the energy efficiency features in their home and reward one lucky homeowner with energy-efficiency home makeover improvements of up to $25,000. The campaign and contest website launch today, June 26 at scifi.com/homemakeover, which coincides with a marathon of "Eureka" programming on the channel leading into the series' second season, starting in July. The series premise: The government has been relocating the world's geniuses and their families to the picturesque Pacific Northwest town of Eureka, where anything can and usually does happen. The lead characters live in a super-efficient "Smart House", which has become the impetus for the overall Eureka $mart House Energy-Efficiency Challenge. To enter, click here to get started; the entry asks you to answer a few energy-oriented questions about your homes and to write a brief essay about your deservedness for an energy-efficiency home makeover. The contest entry period ends August 31, and the winner will be announced at the end of September. All the details can be had here. ::Eureka $mart House Energy-Efficiency Challenge

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