Louisville Metro Weatherization Program Receives State Award
Thursday October 28, 2004
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the Department of Metro Housing and Community Development has received the Program of Distinction award from the Kentucky Weatherization Program.
“Our weatherization team should be commended for the work they do, especially this time of year, when many of our residents are in need of some help,” Abramson said. “This is a program and a team that doesn’t often get the recognition they deserve, so winning this statewide award is very gratifying.”
The award comes with a $22,500 prize, which will be put toward weatherizing more homes. The Weatherization Program is a federally-funded energy conservation program that provides residents with a variety of energy-conservation measures. Louisville Metro is a sub-grantee of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and contracts with a number of service providers for services such as furnace repair, duct sealing, preventing air infiltration and adding attic insulation, free of charge. The program helps make low-income homes safer and more energy efficient, lowering energy costs by about 20 percent a year.
Louisville’s program serves about 200 homes per year.
(more) Award criteria included:
· Exceeding 95 percent of annual goal for homes completed;
· Keeping costs below the statewide average of cost-per-home for the program year; and
· Receiving a positive monitoring report from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.