Monday, December 7, 2009
The EPA is doing a great job of making information about making your house more energy efficient (saving money $$$$$) easy to find. This link http://www.epa.gov/greenhomes gives you step by step information about what to look for and how to fix it.
This weekend in Austin, I participated in a Work Event where 1house at a time retrofitted a low-income homeowner’s home with caulking, weather stripping, new faucets, new low-flow commode, gutters and insulation. Thirty-six volunteers, mostly from Applied Materials in Austin, worked for only 4 hours and completely changed the family’s utility bills, not to mention their life!
Everyone learned what they can do to their own homes to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and signed a commitment to do some work at home. What an inspiring accomplishment!