Weatherization forum to be held July 28 in Bath

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BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine and Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine will hold a weatherization forum Tuesday, July 28, to share how partners in Mid Coast Maine worked together last fall to help low-income households save on fuel costs and be more comfortable in their homes.

The forum will be held at United Way, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

“We were able to take $8,814 and turn it into $32,745 in annual energy savings for 76 households,” said Bill Brillant of Downeast Energy, chairman of the Winter Preparedness Action Team on weatherization. “It also took over 1,400 hours of service from 166 volunteers along with some professional assistance and key partner Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine. We feel good about what we were able to accomplish, and we also learned a lot of lessons on how to do things even better that we would like to share with groups from around the state that have been asking us what we did and how we did it.”

Charlie Wing, a national home energy efficiency expert and developer of the training curriculum for the local initiative, will discuss simple, low cost, permanent improvements that can reap significant energy savings. Other presenters will talk about how the project was organized, lessons they learned, resources available to help people, and the importance of partners.

E-mail to RSVP.