Sunday, March 1, 2015

Monroe County Energy Challenge

Dear CONA members,

Please spread the word within your neighborhood about the Monroe County Energy Challenge! (Our community’s entry for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize.) We encourage neighbors to perform a task each month to achieve community-wide savings.
The task for March is to find and seal air leaks in your home.
46% of the energy used in an average home goes to heating and cooling. But much of that is wasted. Seemingly small gaps can add up to the equivalent of leaving a window open year 'round! The cold weather we've been experiencing lately gives us a great opportunity to find leaky places! 

The March Task of the Month information sheet is attached. It includes a list of common leaks and how to fill different sized gaps.

 Do you need help weatherizing your home?

Monroe County Energy Challenge ( volunteers will take thermal images to help homeowners locate leaks. And this spring our “Energy Mobile”, sponsored by Vectren, will be stocked with materials to help with weatherization tasks. Taking the Energy Mobile to neighborhoods, trained volunteers will lead a work day to help participating neighbors seal their homes’ gaps.

To participate, have a group of your neighbors take our pledge to undertake changes that will save them money and energy, based on the Task of the Month program. Then contact us at to schedule a weatherization day in your neighborhood.

Please forward this to your neighborhood distribution list! 

Molly O'Donnell
Member, Eastside Neighborhood Association
Chair, Residential Programs Committee,

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