The Community Alliance for Energy Efficiency (cafe2) and Energy Check will demonstrate a live energy audit of the Five Chimney’s house in Blacksburg on June 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. Each room will be examined for ways to increase energy efficiency. Energy professionals will be on site to give tips and answer questions about local incentive and financing programs. This event is open to the public.
Here is the press release from cafe2
Community Alliance for Energy Efficiency (cafe2) and Energy Check
cafe2, a division of Community Housing Partners (CHP), will host a live energy audit demonstration for the public. The work will be performed by trained auditors from local contractor Energy Check in order to assess the energy consumption of Blacksburg’s Five Chimney’s house and to evaluate what measures can be taken to make the building more energy efficient.
The energy auditing team will do a room-by-room examination of the entire structure, using diagnostic equipment such as a blower door, which measures the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and an infared camera, which reveals hard-to-detect areas of infiltration and missing insulation.
Energy professionals from café2 will be available to provide energy-saving tips and answer questions about local incentive and financing programs. A local homeowner will be on hand to talk about an energy audit recently performed at her home, as well as its projected financial and health benefits.
Town of Blacksburg
Five Chimneys House
Corner of Washington and Draper Streets (behind the police station)
Saturday, June 23
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
“The U.S. Department of Energy found that Americans spend $241 billion each year on their energy bills – that’s about $2,100 per home. With rising energy costs and our current economic challenges, families right here in Blacksburg have to make critical decisions to save money and energy,” says cafe2 Director Gregg Lewis. “The good news is that energy efficiency doesn’t have to be difficult. Basic home improvements can help save energy and money, while increasing the health, safety and comfort of your home,” added Lewis. “Above all, our goal is to empower the community to take control of its energy savings. It’s good for our families, our environment, and our economy.”
About Energy Check:
Energy Check is a locally-owned company in Blacksburg, Virginia providing southwest Virginia with Home Performance Assessments (Energy Audits) and contracting. Energy Check is committed to improving the health, safety, and efficiency of new and existing homes by using the principles of building science, confirmed by diagnostic testing, to maximize comfort while minimizing our impact on the environment and operational costs.
About the Community Alliance for Energy Efficiency (cafe2):
The Community Alliance for Energy Efficiency (cafe2) is a nonprofit community program helping homeowners in southwest Virginia save energy, reduce costs, and improve the health and safety of their homes through easy and affordable energy improvements. Established in 2011, cafe2’s mission is to lead a community based energy efficiency home improvement program with the City of Roanoke and Town of Blacksburg to promote energy and cost savings, local economic development and environmental stewardship.
About Community Housing Partners: Community Housing Partners (CHP) is a 501(c)(3) community development corporation established in 1975 to serve the needs of low-income and low-wealth individuals in the southeast. Our mission is to create affordable, green, sustainable housing opportunities and services for the people and communities we serve. CHP’s activities include sustainable development, architectural design, construction, energy services, homeownership, housing management, and resident and youth services.
CHP is a chartered member of NeighborWorks® America, and a member of both the Housing Partnership Network and the Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises. To learn more about CHP, visit www.communityhousingpartners.org.