Making Homes Cozier With a House Party

This week, Elevate Energy read two great accounts of how friends and neighbors came together to learn how to make their own homes cozier and more energy efficient. Thanks for sharing!

This homeowner wanted to improve her “leaky old ship” of a home and discovered an energy loss culprit.

Keri received a free home energy assessment by hosting a house party through Energy Impact Illinois. Friends and neighbors gathered at her home and followed a contractor around the property as he checked for energy loss (using some pretty cool tools) and recommended improvements. Here’s what Keri’s planning to do next to make her home warmer, cozier, and more energy efficient. http://chicagocatalyst.blogspot.com/2014/05/thar-she-blows-through-...

Lessons from a single house party benefit an entire community.

In Calumet Heights, the 89th and Ridgeland Block Club tells a story of how they shared weatherization benefits with their community. Around 40 people gathered at a house party where attendees recognized how the assessment could benefit their comfort and savings at their own homes, many of which are similar mid-century modern residences that also lack efficient air sealing and insulation. One attendee said, “The house party was very well done. My wife and I enjoyed seeing the improvements made to the house and we both learned a lot about ways to reduce our energy bills.” Here’s what others said: http://www.usgbc-illinois.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Energy-Imp...

Have your own story to share? We’d love to hear it. Please get in touch with us via @Elevate_Energy or Info@ElevateEnergy.org.

Views: 139

Tags: air, chicago, comfort, efficiency, energy, house, illinois, impact, improvement, insulation, More…money, party, retrofit, save, sealing

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Rosie Smith replied to edward knight's discussion Minneapolis duct blaster for sale in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Hi Edward...is this equipment still available?? Thanks, Rosie Smith Fresno,…"
yesterday
Rosie Smith joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
yesterday
Jim Gunshinan liked Tom White's discussion Home Energy Reader Survey
yesterday
Tom White posted a discussion

Home Energy Reader Survey

Home Energy wants to serve you better.  Please …See More
Monday
George Matthews's event was featured

Proof is Possible Tour by the Home Performance Workshop at Truitt and White Lumber Conference Room

October 7, 2016 from 9am to 1pm
Building Energy Performance Testing is sponsoring the Proof is Possible Tour to come to the San…See More
Monday
Profile IconAshley Noreuil, Fred Smith and Peter Moncada joined Home Energy Pros
Monday
George Matthews commented on George Matthews's event Proof is Possible Tour by the Home Performance Workshop
"Here is the flyer for the Advanced Techniques and Tools in Home Performance Friday October 7th at…"
Sunday
George Matthews posted an event

Proof is Possible Tour by the Home Performance Workshop at Truitt and White Lumber Conference Room

October 7, 2016 from 9am to 1pm
Building Energy Performance Testing is sponsoring the Proof is Possible Tour to come to the San…See More
Sunday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service