Online Weatherization Resource Launched
August 2, 2010
The Piedmont Environmental Alliance has launched a new online resource called “Weatherization Makes Sense” to educate citizens on way to increase energy efficiency. The website, www.peaNC.org/weatherization, provides information on everything from how to weatherize a home and available weatherization contractors to a link on frequently asked questions on the Weatherization Assistance Program and federal tax credits.
“If everyone knew they could save an average of 32 percent on their annual energy bills just by weatherizing, tons of carbon dioxide could be prevented from entering the atmosphere every day,” states Terri LeGrand, executive director of PEA, in a statement. “The problem is the lack of awareness of such benefits, guidance to complete projects on their own, and no knowledge of the financial assistance available.”
Additionally, the Piedmont Environmental Alliance is teaming up with Goodwill Industries and Forsyth County Library to host four free local weatherization workshops held at the following locations:
Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Goodwill Industries, 2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem; Sat. Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Library, 660 W. Fifth Street, Winston-Salem; Tues., Aug. 31, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville; Thurs. Sept.9, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Reynolda Manor Branch Library, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem.