Weatherization Skill Shops

Do-It-Yourself Weatherization Skill shops and Home Energy Efficiency Program
Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC) is organizing a series of day-long Weatherization Skillshops in nine locations statewide for do-it-yourselfers on how to weatherize their homes. These skillshops are being organizing in partnership with the Adult Technical Education Centers throughout the state. The first two skillshops are coming right up in your area — these are:

June 12 Barre Technical Center, Barre
June 19 St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury

Skillshop participants will learn the core fundamentals and hands-on techniques needed to improve building efficiency on their own, including background on building science, how-to demonstrations, and hands-on skill building. The weatherization skillshop consists of three distinct modules:
 Air-sealing and insulating attics,
 Air-sealing windows and doors, and
 Air-sealing and insulating basements.

Participants will learn how to choose the right energy saving products and tools for basic projects and how to safely and effectively use materials.
The cost of the skillshops is $150 – which includes $100 in weatherization tools, supplies, and resources – and lunch. CVCAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the High Meadows Foundation for underwriting a portion of the costs of the skillshops. Attached please find a flier about the skillshops to distribute to interested participants. We have only space for 15-20 participants at each workshop – so please encourage your neighbors and friends to sign up today through the following link www.weatherizationskillshop.com or by calling Laurie Fielder at 802 476 2093 x116.

At each Skillshop, participants will get the opportunity to sign up for the DIY Home Energy Efficiency Pilot Program, a new program being launched to help do-it-yourselfers work under the guidance of a certified home performance contractor and gain access to home performance incentives. CVCAC has partnered with Efficiency Vermont to ensure that the homeowner’s work meets efficiency standards and thus qualifies for incentives.

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