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By Katherine Richards

The overall goal of weatherizing a home is to reduce the necessary energy used to heat or cool a home. Residents pay less in utility expenses. This impact can be even greater in low and moderate income households where utilities can constitute as much as 30% or more of monthly income. After the work is performed, another HERS test is performed to ensure efforts have been successful and have achieved a satisfactory result.

About krichards
Katherine Westmoreland Richards holds a dual-degree for International Business and Management and published an acclaimed research thesis on energy in the Netherlands. Katherine's passion for energy continued as she worked in Ecuador to help create sustainable business solutions for a reserve in the rainforest. Katherine now works on development at The Sustainability Institute and uses her experience and passion to continue to develop a sustainable Charleston.