On October 26th, 2013 The East Tennessee Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC-ET) is holding its fourth annual volunteer service project, Weatherization Works! to weatherize the homes of low-income families in Knoxville who are suffering from unaffordable energy bills.
USGBC-ET is joined in this effort by the Knoxville non-profit organization Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development (SEEED), the City of Knoxville Community Development Department, volunteers and donations from The Home Depot, ProFoam of Tennessee, Trane, TN Waste, and Home Energy Basics.
The goal of this project is to weatherize two homes and give volunteers hands-on experience with materials and methods they can then use to weatherize homes in their communities. Volunteers will perform the work of caulking, insulating, weather-stripping and replacing light bulbs, while a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater will perform a home energy assessment and determine the impact of improvements and savings.
Want to Participate? Weatherization Works! will take place on Oct. 26 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All training, materials, lunch and safety gear will be provided, and portable toilets will be at the project homes for volunteer use. Volunteers also get an event t-shirt!*
All volunteers are required to attend a short orientation on Oct. 26 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at SEEED, located at 1617 Dandridge Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915. Closed toe shoes and layers for cold weather required!
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (865) 208-7887.