Restoration’s Weatherization Program (WAP) is one of the top ranked Weatherization Programs in the City and serves some 300 low income households annually, helping them reduce energy costs and improve health and safety conditions. Supported by the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the goal of the program is to reduce energy costs and improve safety and health standards for low income residents. Services include installation of new windows, upgrade of heating systems, and the provision of energy efficient appliances such as air conditioners and refrigerators. These measures yield about $3.15 million in savings each year.
Preparing residents for jobs in the high demand green sector, Restoration provides hands-on construction and weatherization training. Creating employment opportunities during these challenging times, Restoration recently launched HouseLift by Restoration, a fully insured contracting service which provides low-cost home improvement and energy efficient services to area residents while at the same time creating jobs for students of Restoration’s green job training.
Finally, Restoration partners with Pratt Center for Community Development on the Retrofit Bed Stuy Block by Block Initiative to provide free energy audits and upgrades to local households, creating model green blocks in the heart of Brooklyn. Households across some 23 blocks have already participated in the program.
If you think your building or home could benefit from our Weatherization Program, or if you are interested in learning about energy conservation skills, contact 718-638-5705.