Innovative Weatherization in Chicago
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Innovative Weatherization in Chicago

Posted by Lauren Hertel on Tuesday, March 19 2013

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Kristen Pratt is the Program Coordinator for the Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. One of the group's most successful projects has been the Community Weatherization Action Teams (CWAT) program, which helps volunteers plan weatherization events and campaigns all over the city. Over 25,000 homes have been weatherized through the city program and with their assistance. Kristen says that, although the kits are instrumental in providing homeowners with the tools they need, C3's involvement added the critical element of educating people on how to use the kits they receive so that their efforts are successful.

This video was part of our Spring 2013 Newsletter on Energy Efficiency.  If you'd like to be added to our  mailing list for future issues, please let us know.

 
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