CELEBRATE WEATHERIZATION DAY WITH SEVCA on OCTOBER 30
Each year, October 30 is recognized as Weatherization Day -- a day meant to bring attention to the fact that low income households spend a disproportionate percentage of their annual incomes on home energy bills. SEVCA will join with Weatherization Assistance Providers across the state who are organizing events to publicize the huge impact of our Low Income Weatherization Assistance Programs.
DID YOU KNOW?
Weatherization programs not only save energy through advanced technologies to improve the energy affordability for low-income families, but also save lives and improve the health and safety of families by identifying carbon monoxide hazards, poor indoor air quality, mold, and other health threats. With support from both the state of Vermont and the US Department of Energy, more than 22,000 low-income family homes have been weatherized in Vermont since 1996.
• For every $1 invested, weatherization returns $2.51 to the household and society
• $437 or more in annual utility bill savings year after year at current energy prices
• Energy savings average 35% of consumption for the typical low-income home pre-weatherization consumption
• Weatherization decreases national energy consumption by the equivalent of 24.1 million barrels of oil annually
TOUR A WEATHERIZED HOME
SEVCA will offer onsite tours of two recently weatherized homes. One will be in the southern part of our service area (Brattleboro) and the other will be in the northern service area, in Perkinsville, a hamlet in the Town of Weathersfield. There will be an Energy Auditor on hand to showcase our work. For more information, contact:
Harald Schmidtke, Director of Weatherization Programs
Becky Himlin, Director of Planning and Development