articles tagged "Project Home"
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 | Access Hour
Project Home focuses on improving the quality and affordability of housing for low-to-moderate income residents in Dane and Green Counties. Coordinator Jason Hafeman and folks from Project Home will talk on the air about its work and its people! Project Home’s programs include “Hammer with a Heart,” a local program to do major home repairs at no cost for low-income homeowners. There’s also a weatherization program and a “Paint-a thon” to assist residents whose homes are in desperate need of exterior mpain but whose owners are unable to pay for the work or do it themselves. Listeners’ calls will be welcome, but the program will be broken up and bent around the WORT winter-spring pledge drive so WORT’d like callers to stay on focus with their questions and comments so we can learn about the wonderful work that Project Home does. You can leave your phone numbers at the station, and the Project Home folks can contact you after the show as well. more »
Friday, 26 October 2012 | buzz
On Friday October 26, Adam “Vampire Slayer’ Weisse, from Project Home, spoke with our host Jonathan Zarov about energy conservation. He provided several suggestions and tips on how to make our homes more energy efficient. Says Adam,“Some of the biggest energy vampires in your home would be home entertainment systems…such as flat screen TVs. They are continually using a trickle charge of electricity to keep them warmed up. You can install power strips on these devices, hook multiple devices to one power strip and turn that off – that kills the power to a couple of devices at once. If you are lucky enough to have switch outlets, you can plug those devices into a switch outlet and switch it off when you walk out of the room.” There are also ‘smart power strips’, which automatically shuts outlets off if the device is not being actively used. Items that are plugged in, even though they are not in use, do continue to use energy, although the amount does vary depending on the device itself. “Phone chargers are pretty low energy devices, but they’re still going to be using 3-4 watts of energy as it just sits there, ready for you to plug your phone into. Something like a television, or computer monitor, would be using closer to 30-40 watts, just sitting there. Translating that into cost…you are paying about 12.5 cents per kilowatt in Madison, and if that’s something used 365 days a year, it’s going to add up over the year.” Adam explains Project Home, a grantee of the Wisconsin low income Weatherization Assistance Program, “this year we are going to be in about 620 households in Madison areas and down in Green County. We make a lot of visits to people’s homes. Project Homes in particular addresses a lot of things that most homeowners would not address…[such as]air sealing and insulation in homes, mechanical system upgrades and efficiency, and ventilation issues for air safety.” For more information about Project Homes, visit their website at www.projecthomewi.org You can also learn more about Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy at focusonenergy.com Listen to the entire interview here: more »