Updated: Saturday, 02 Oct 2010, 6:53 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 02 Oct 2010, 6:53 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Is your home ready for the coming winter weather?
As we switch gears into the colder months, many start thinking about weatherizing the home. This weekend fifty volunteers from Daemen College, UB and the WNY Apollo Alliance will supply 50 houses in the Seneca Babcock neighborhood with the necessary supplies to do just that.
Cheryl Bird is the Executive Director of The Center of Sustainable Communities at Daemen College and she said, "What we're trying to do is help a lot of the homeowners and renters reduce their electric bills by doing some energy efficient weatherization to the homes whether its caulking windows, putting door sweeps in, pipes, and we are also putting carbon monoxide detectors in each of the homes."
Lauren Schifferle has been a part of this project for the past four years and says many of the homes they've worked on in the past are using less energy than they were in the past, so their efforts have been successful.
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"We provide them basic installation and energy conservation tips to help lower people's energy bills and in lowering energy bills they are also lowering energy use," added Lauren Schifferle of the UB Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World.
10 thousand dollars in supplies was donated for the cause.
Directory of Labot and Environmental Programs for Cornell University said, Art Wheaton "Many of the homes we do there are too many problems in the home to qualify for weatherization assistance programs so there is kind of that gap so they'll say we can't weatherize your home professionally."