VIDEO: Energy Efficiency and Green Jobs
We'd all like a warm, cozy home during the winter, but the truth is houses with improper sealing and old furnaces can waste both energy and money. Underemployment in the construction sector and a faulty mortgage industry has left thousands of households with leaky roofs, outdated thermostats, unsealed doors and windows, and inefficient water faucets. Green technology and smart public policy give skilled people meaningful work to save on wasted energy in households. The Neighborhood Energy Connection manages home visits to install CFL bulbs, faucet aerators and programmable thermostats; the newest technology to make home energy use more efficient.