Since 1994, Patrice and Glenn have resided in the Woodside Park neighborhood of Silver Spring. They had previously considered weatherizing their drafty townhome. Their home’s lower level, which is partially underground, was cold inthe winters.
During the 17 years that we've lived in our Silver Spring townhouse, we've talked about weatherizing quite a bit. But it wasn't until a colleague hosted an energy meeting with Groundswell in her Takoma Park home that we did something about it.
Knowing that other folks in our closely-knit townhome complex were interested in energy upgrades too, we sent a notice through our neighborhood listserv. We highlighted a key way to save money -- linking our homes' energy assessments and weatherizations for a discounted rate -- and to be socially responsible at the same time. The response was enthusiastic. Eight neighbors signed up to move through the process with us.