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MOVING FORWARD WITH THE SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORS ACTION PROGRAM

Following a successful two session home energy efficiency workshop, SustainableWorks and Sustainable Seattle are pleased to announce a second set of free classes to  be held on October 4th, from 6-9 PM at Centerstone (formally CAMP,) 722 18th Ave, and October 6th from 10-Noon at a location that will be shared at the end of class on the 4th.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is necessary.  To pre-register go to www.sustainableworks.com and follow the “volunteer” link.

In a program funded by Seattle’s Department of Environment and Sustainability, SustainableWorks and Sustainable Seattle conducted a successful set of classes for eleven Central District and Seattle residents.  Three hours of classroom instruction were followed by a two hour tour of an 1897 Judkins Park home that the owner described as “old and cold.”  The eleven participants shadowed a professional home energy auditor who showed them how to look for leaks, and do simple do-it-yourself adjustments for energy efficiency.  The morning was topped off with a “full blower door test.”  A suction fan was attached to the front door of the house, and as air was pulled out the participants were able to track air coming in.  Where air comes in, heat escapes.  One participant called the house a “wind-tunnel.” 

At the end of the sessions, the participants agreed to speak to 130 other Central Area residents about how to improve household energy performance.  The participants were supplied with an energy efficiency kit from Seattle City Light for each person they planned to contact.

For further info see the Events page for October at this site, or contact [email protected]

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