Going Retro, Saving Energy
The White House is taking an active role in promoting retrofitting, also called weatherization. Joe Biden’s Middle Class Task Force announced a plan this week to reduce home energy use by up to 40 percent, meaning as much as 160 million metric tons fewer greenhouse emissions per year by 2020. Plus, those efficient houses will cut energy bills, too. The program will include educating consumers about the benefits of weatherization, help with financing, and training for workers in this growing field.
Find out more about weatherization and get ready for National Weatherization Day on Oct. 30.