One million homes weatherized and counting! Thank you to everyone who participated in the millionth home celebration last week. NASCSP would particularly like to thank the South Central Community Action Partnership (SCCAP) and the Community Action Association of Lehigh Valley (CACLV) for their work in putting together site demonstrations to mark the event.
In Idaho, technicians demonstrated blower door technology, a computerized energy audit, lead safe weatherization techniques, infrared scans of a wall with insulation gaps, and CO testing on a gas range. The event continued with a luncheon and speakers at the Twin Falls City Park. Speakers at the event included Ken Robinette, Executive Director of SSCAP; Greg Lanting, Mayor of Twin Falls; Rep. Stephen Hartgen, Idaho House of Representatives; Shawn Barigar, CEO of the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce; Leon Mills, Twin Falls County Commissioner; Bob Scott, Energy Services Director at NASCSP; and other stakeholders, including representatives from Idaho State government, Idaho Power, and GreenFiber Insulation were present.
In Pennsylvania, Sealair, Inc. demonstrated air sealing and cellulose dense packing for exterior walls on a 1905 home that lacked any insulation. Speakers at the event included homeowners Andrew and Lee Ann Garton; CACLV representatives; Donald Mathis, President of the Community Action Partnership; and Alice Gaston, WAP Program Assistant at NASCSP.
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The one millionth home celebration is just the beginning in highlighting the success of the WAP. October is Energy Awareness Month and October 30th is Weatherization Day, a perfect time to let your community, Congressional and state representatives, partners, and media know how successful your program is. Need a few ideas on how to celebrate? Get ideas from past years on waptac.org here. Please send any information about events, proclamations, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can collect and place on waptac.org for future reference!
Let the celebration begin!