Winter Blitz 2015 - Weatherizing More Homes in North Berkshire County

Williams College Seeking Homes for Annual Winter Blitz Weatherization

20151007_112728WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., October 5, 2015—Williams College’s Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives is seeking homeowners in Northern Berkshire County, as well as Pownal and Bennington in Vermont, who would like their homes weatherized for the upcoming winter. The weatherization efforts will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, during the college’s eighth annual Winter Blitz day. Homeowners who are seeking to lower their energy costs or who cannot weatherize themselves are encouraged to participate.

During Winter Blitz, teams of students go out and prepare homes for winter weather by installing storm windows, door sweeps and energy-efficient light bulbs. Trained student leaders lead teams and all materials are paid for by the Zilkha Center.

The benefits of weatherization include lower energy bills and energy conservation. The average un-weatherized home leaks air at a rate equivalent to a four-foot-square hole in the wall. Weatherization can save homeowners 25 to 40 percent on their heating and cooling bills.

If you are interested in having your home weatherized with Winter Blitz and saving money on your energy bill, please call (413) 547-1787 or send an email to [email protected] before Nov. 1. The program is accepting homes in Williamstown, Pownal, North Adams, Adams, northern Lanesboro and Bennington. For more information on sustainability initiatives, visit the Williams College sustainability website at http://sustainability.williams.edu.

20151007_112749Press release – media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: [email protected]

Article in the Bennington Banner – October 6, 2015