1 house at a time Event

Austin Green Energy Group teamed up with a A Nurtured World's program, "1 house at a time" and volunteers from AtticDr.com, CLEAResult Consulting Inc., and Students from St. Edwards University to make a sustainable difference at another home in our community.  This home was enhanced Saturday, November 13, this was the 9th "1house at a time" work events of 2010.

At 9am, Saturday morning, five Austin Green Energy Group members (Dave Kaufman, Sandy Brumleve, Mike Brumleve, Beth Davis, and Bernie Johnson) joined volunteers from A Nurtured World, Attic Dr. CLEAResult Consulting, and Students from St Edwards to make a difference in one elderly Austin woman’s life.  The event took place at a house in East Austin.

 

The following improvements were made:

  • Replace scuttle hole to attic in bedroom for tighter envelope
  • Install solar vent in roof
  • Add two gable vents
  • Install radiant barrier
  • Blow in additional insulation
  • Replace screen in outdoor laundry room 
  •  Replace weather-stripping on door to laundry room
  • Replace door threshold to laundry room to create tighter seal
  • Replace existing incandescent bulbs with CFLs as needed
  • Add gaskets to switch plates/outlets on external walls
  • Replace old window unit in kitchen with energy star model (or reseal existing unit)
  • Reseal older windows where accessible 
  •  Install vegetable garden in yard
  • Install gutters and rainwater cistern

Below are some pictures of the event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event ended after about four hours with one more Austin family more physically comfortable in their energy efficient home as well as having a more sustainable life.  All these activities will aid in making this Austin home more energy efficient and sustainable. 

These events are used to not only make homes more energy efficient and sustainable but also as an educational tool.  Each activity had an experienced leader to lead and teach the new volunteers.  It was a team effort that enabled the Austin Green Energy Group, A Nurtured World, AtticDr.com, CLEAResults Consulting, and Students from St. Edwards University to make a difference in our community..."1 house at a time."

The event was generously sponsored by AtticDr.com and CLEAResults Consulting.

You are invited to join us in making our community more energy efficient and sustainable.  If you would like to volunteer your services or resources for this type of fulfilling event, contact Austin Green Energy Group's Community Outreach Program Director - Beth Davis at Beth@AustinGreenEnergyGroup.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or A Nurtured World at www.1houseatatime.org.

 

 

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