Corps employs at-risk youth, vets to make low-income homes in Charleston area more energy efficient

April 22, 2017
The Post and Courier (SC)
For years, the Sustainability Institute’s Energy Conservation Corps has trained locally based, at-risk youth and veterans, many of whom were homeless, to do low-cost home repairs for elderly and low-income residents who can least afford high energy bills. In its seventh year, the corps has worked on more than 200 homes in some of the most economically challenged neighborhoods on the Charleston and North Charleston peninsula. Because the institute tests homes before the repairs and retrofits, it focuses on doing the most cost-effective fixes, typically improving insulation, fixing duct work and sealing leaks.
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