SustainableWorks: Home Energy Retrofits

November, 2009 – homes are still being accepted for discounted energy audits and retrofits through this nonprofit pilot project. You can sign up on the SustainableWorks website.

If you live or own a building in the blocks east of 20 Ave NE, north of NE 65th, west of 35th NE, and south of NE 80th, then you are within the target area for a SustainableWorks pilot program for clipart of furnace and manhome energy retrofits. Stimulus funds and other incentives make this an excellent time to get an audit and retrofit your home.

SustainableWorks home energy retrofit pilot project boundaries.
Q: What if I’m just outside the boundaries?
A: Folks living within 5 streets of the boundary (e.g. 80-85th) will be allowed to participate in the pilot program AS LONG AS THERE IS A COMMITTED BLOCK CAPTAIN willing to take on a leadership role. SustainableWorks will NOT actively organize the area outside of the boundary, but will FULLY SUPPORT any Block Captains that want to organize their blocks.

Mayor Greg Nickels and House Speaker Frank Chopp helped publicly launch the project on October 17 at Eckstein Middle School, joining neighbors, union members, and SustainableWorks volunteers and staff.

If you are interested in finding out more, know others who would benefit from this opportunity, or want to help make this pilot program a success, please call (206) 575-2252 or email This is a great opportunity to reduce our energy bills and reduce our carbon footprint.

For more information or to sign up for an audit, see the SustainableWorks website.

(Note: SustainableWorks is indeed a nonprofit despite the .com web address. The .org address was already taken when they set up the site.)

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