Worthington Daily Globe - SWMHP gets grant for local energy project


by Staff
Saturday, February 17, 2018

SLAYTON — Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (SWMHP) has received a $5,000 Seed Grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) to do residential blower door testing.

SWMHP recently began to offer blower door testing as a line of business when new building code regulations went into effect that required testing on all new single-family homes. This data has provided useful information to identify potential issues with the energy efficiency of a home and to understand how homes measure up when we using green standards. Through this grant, SWMHP will conduct pre- and post-blower door testing on a minimum of 15 single-family homes or small rental developments.

The award is one of 39 grants given to innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in communities across Minnesota.

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