Homewood Energy Efficiency Outreach Project
Program Area: ReEnergize
Topic: Community Engagement, Education, Energy Efficiency
As one of our early energy efficiency outreach initiatives – the Homewood Energy Efficiency Outreach Project showed the power community education has on residential energy use. In partnership with ACTION-Housing and Peoples Gas, we hosted a month-long course consisting of 4 classes on energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly household products, educating over 40 Homewood residents.
Analysis by Peoples Natural Gas showed that households that attended this education series saw an aggregated 10% reduction in their energy use. This was made possible through education and household behavior change alone!