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Tri-County

Weatherization NEWS
January 2011
Vol. I, Issue 1

Program
W
elcome to the first
edition of the Tri-
County Weatherization
Program News, a
quarterly publication to
share information about the
Weatherization Assistance
program serving your community.

This publication highlights the


effects of the Weatherization
Assistance Program on residents
of the counties served by Tri-
County Community Action
Partnership’s Weatherization

The Benefits of Weatherizing Your Home


Program: Cumberland, Salem,
Gloucester and Atlantic, including
success stories from residents
whose homes are more energy
efficient and comfortable and
Energy Efficiency, Cost Savings, Comfort Top The List
from individuals who have
benefitted from meaningful
“My home is warmer than I can ever home. Other program participants might
employment as installers, remember,” writes one 77-year-old receive a new refrigerator or heater if
technicians, and program staff. Gloucester County resident. the audit shows that the current model
is wasting energy and driving up energy
The Weatherization Assistance “Thank you for helping me stay in my costs unnecessarily.
Program is a large partnership home, warm and safe,” writes another
between government agencies, senior from Cumberland County. “The energy audit helps staff identify
non-profit service providers, and where the areas of greatest need are in
private sector businesses.
Both seniors have received services the homes where services are
Services provided through the
from Tri-County Community Action requested,” said Albert B. Kelly,
Weatherization Program include: Partnership’s Weatherization Program President/CEO of Tri-County Community
• Attic insulation and they are just two of many satisfied Action Partnership.
• Rim joist insulation customers experiencing better living
• Pipe wrap insulation conditions and comfort as a result. “Our technicians use sophisticated
• Mobile home insulation measures, including a specialized Blower
• Weather stripping Weatherization is an energy Door that identifies leaks and cracks, to
• Broken glass replacement conservation program for low-income determine exactly what is necessary to
• Caulking
households, including senior citizen improve the home’s energy efficiency
• Glazing
• Heater repair or replacement
households, that provides services at no and comfort so that we can put the
• Hot water heater repair cost to eligible participants. (For resources where they can do the most
• Hot water heater replacement eligibility guidelines, please see page 2). good for the family and the community,”
• Refrigerator replacement said Kelly.
• Energy conservation measures Weatherization services range from
• Health and safety issue testing caulking and glazing to weather-stripping For residents living in homes in
• Carbon monoxide testing and the replacement of broken glass in desperate need of weatherization, the
some homes where an energy audit program has been a blessing.
Weatherization
performed by Weatherization staff
is funded in
part by the
indicates such a need. For other “There is no way I could do this for
American residents, services might include myself,” writes one senior with limited
Recovery and installing insulation in an attic or along mobility and living on a fixed income
Reinvestment rim joists or pipes as a way to better whose home was insulated as part of
Act. control the effects of climate on the the Weatherization program.
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Weatherization Program Brings Who Can Qualify?


Multiple Benefits to Communities  Homeowners
 Mobile homeowners
Cross-Section of Community Reaps Energy-Related and Non-  Renters*
Energy-Related Benefits From Weatherization Program  Elderly
 Handicapped
In communities where residents receive  Native American
Weatherization Services, benefits extend Profile of New Jersey
well beyond the value of the repairs and
Weatherization Recipients  Unemployed

renovations performed on individual  Low-income families


Percent elderly 42% (see income guidelines)
homes. *Must have approval from landlord.

Percent with children 17%


Designed originally as a program to reduce
the burden of energy costs on the
Percent with disabilities 15% Income Guidelines
disadvantaged, the program has improved
conditions for many more people through Source: US Department of Energy Family Annual
Size Income
indirect results of energy improvements.
The US Department of Energy reported 1 $21,660
that for every dollar invested in a Weatherization project, $2.69 is returned through
energy- and non-energy-related benefits to the economy, environment, and the 2 $29,140
community.
3 $36,620
“Members of weatherized households, representing a diverse group from single parents
to senior citizens, reap the initial benefits of cost-savings and comfort,” said Tri- 4 $44,100
County President/CEO Albert B. Kelly.
5 $51,580
“But non-energy-related benefits from job creation to reduced water consumption, 6 $59,060
exponentially increase the value, and impact, of this program on the entire community.
We are fortunate to be providing these services across Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, 7 $66,540
and Atlantic Counties, employing more than two dozen workers, and patronizing
local businesses for supplies and services,” added Kelly. 8 $74,020

Weatherized communities also enjoy an increase in property values and reduced


costs for water, sewer, and utilities across the board, according to Department of
Energy estimates. Weatherized communities also help decrease national energy use
How To Apply
and contribute to saving the equivalent of more than 17 million barrels of oil each Call a Weatherization Program
year, leading to a cleaner environment and reduced dependency on foreign oil. Specialist at 856-455-5900
to request an application.
“I am looking forward to a warmer winter in
my home and lower utility bills thanks to your
Published by program and the improvements made to my
Fill out the Weatherization
house,” wrote one client after receiving
Application and include:
Tri-County • Income Verification
Community Action Partnership Weatherization services on her home.
• Valid Identification
110 Cohansey Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302 “Furthermore, in today’s economy I am
overjoyed knowing that these workmen, who Return to:
856-451-6330
were so professional and courteous, are hard Tri-County Weatherization
Albert B. Kelly, President & CEO at work. Your efforts help not only seniors 65 Manheim Ave.
Edward Bethea, Sr. VP & COO but the whole community,” added the client. Bridgeton, NJ 08302
John Schmidt, VP, Housing

Ronald S. Johnson, Director, Weatherization


For more information about Weatherization A program specialist will follow up
in general or to see if you might be eligible to schedule an appointment
Weatherization Offices: for Weatherization services, or any other for the energy audit once your file is
65 Manheim Ave., Bridgeton, NJ 08302 energy-related services, contact a reviewed and complete.
856-455-5900
Weatherization Specialist at 856-455-5900.