For Immediate Release
MADISON, Wis. (November 29, 2005) – In celebration of its 25th anniversary Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) has made a $25,000 contribution to Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin. The contribution is the first step in an ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity that will educate its Wisconsin chapters on the benefits and building science of high performance homes. The partnership will culminate in the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® Homes certification of ten new Habitat for Humanity homes. Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes, on average, are 25 percent more efficient than homes built to the State’s Uniform Dwelling Code and deliver comfort, safety and durability along with lower utility bills.
The donation will be divided into the following categories:
A compact fluorescent lamp package for 65 Habitat homes – A total of 65 Habitat homes will be outfitted with ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). CFLs can save homeowners as much as $60 a year on their utility bills.
Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes certifications – WECC will provide energy efficiency education and services for ten sponsored homes. WECC will also donate consulting services to assure that each of the ten homes are built and certified according to the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes Program standards.
Scholarships for annual Better Buildings – Better Business Conference – Ten scholarships will be awarded annually for two years to Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity affiliates interested in attending the Better Buildings – Better Business Conference. The conference provides an opportunity to learn from national, regional and state cold-climate experts about best practices for building energy efficient homes.
For more information about WECC, call 800.969.9322 or visit weccusa.org.
About the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation is a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Wis. Established in 1980, WECC is a national leader in designing and implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that partner with private businesses to deliver value to consumers. It champions innovative energy initiatives that deliver short- and long-term economic and environmental benefits to consumers, businesses and policy makers. For more information about WECC, call 800.969.9322 or visit weccusa.org.