Do more with your limited funds than pay for utilities!
WHY RETROFIT NONPROFITS?
We help nonprofits in Louisiana operate more efficiently with their limited resources. Other than the utility bill, there are few expenses that nonprofits can cut without cutting programming quality as well.
Our program slashes nonprofit utility costs, using donated materials, volunteer labor, and bill monitoring.
The ripple effect for the participants is exciting, too. In a similar program in Massachusetts, up to 70% of participants at the nonprofit workparty also applied this new knowledge to their own home.
rETROFIT Work Parties
Reduce your energy bills with our (mostly) free retrofit work parties.
In a social atmosphere, experts provided a hands-on learning experience to your volunteers who then complete simple, yet impactful energy retrofits.
EWA performs an energy audit
We present a workplan to nonprofit administrators
You approve work to be done
Work party scheduled
Volunteers install retrofits
Final report lists improvements and next steps
In our pilot, all steps were achieved in less than 2 months, resulting in a potential $4,400 in savings for the nonprofit.
Biggest energy uses
Energy efficiency strategies
Training in the tasks for the day
Why these tasks were chosen
How to access local incentives for home energy retrofits
Volunteers experience the step-by-step process of DIY energy-saving solutions, including air sealing, insulation, thermostat programming, and behavior changes through demonstration. Then they apply the retrofits themselves!
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ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
Our instructors have years of education and energy experience, from policy work to conducting thousands of on-the-ground energy audits.
ENERGY WISE STAFF
Staff members are trained by certified energy auditors, and have background in the day-to-day world of energy efficiency in Southeast Louisiana.
CERTIFIED ENERGY AUDITORS
Local auditors spend every day running negative pressure tests, and audits of real Louisiana homes. They bring a wealth of experience.