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By Katherine Richards

Sustain Charleston Now!

The Sustainability Institute has an urgent financial situation that requires your help!

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The Sustainability Institute’s work is critical and one-of-a-kind!

It helps keep low-income families in their homes, trains at-risk youth and veterans with a 98% job placement rate

and it combats global warming and sea level rise by reducing our carbon footprint.

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By Katherine Richards

SAVINGS

By reducing these expenses, more expendable income is available for other necessities. For instance, a household with monthly utility expenses of $300 can save around $1080 a year in utility expenses by achieving a 30% reduction in energy costs. It is not uncommon for these weatherizations results in a 20-30% energy savings monthly.

By Katherine Richards

GOAL

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.

By Katherine Richards

FUNDING

Because funding is limited, it is important that resources are applied in a manner that will achieve maximum return on investment. Work is then performed by ECC members, often consisting of the installation of insulation, weather stripping, caulking and various other techniques used to “tighten” the building envelope.

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