On March 14th .....We will be having our last Insulating
Window Insert work parties for the winter season (at the Procession of
the Species Studio). We are planning to continue with them in the late
summer/fall (hopefully with sponsors that will subsidize the costs).
In these glorious spring filled days, the nights have the slight bite of winter, to remind us that there is always next year.
Build Your Own Insulating Window Inserts
(and other window treatments)
an ongoing work party series
The Home EmPOWERment Project--- a neighborhood based, do it yourself weatherization program designed to empower people, build community, and reduce energy use
though neighborhood weatherization work parties and do it your self trainings. The Home Empowerment
Project is a collaboration between ION Ecobuilding & The NW
Ecobuilding Guild with support for the City of Olympia's Neighborhood
a simple, easy-to-learn method of making interior insulating window inserts that
can stop a significant portion of heat loss and save on heating costs (especially if a home
has single paned or aluminum double paned windows). These double
layered window inserts are transparent, fit snugly inside the window opening, are easily
removable and can be made in custom sizes
. They are built with local
sustainably harvested wood from Wild Thyme Farm, shrink wrap and weatherstripping. This
strategy was developed in Maine and can be viewed on a Maine news
channel at http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=99333
The facilitators of the work parties will provide detailed
demonstration, hands-on instruction and all tools and materials to create multiple sets of
storm windows. There will also be a short presentation on the basics of reducing home heat loss.
10-4 on Mar 14th @ the Earthbound Productions Studio (AKA Procession studio).
Cost to Register
$1.50 per sq ft of window and a facilitation donation
($30 suggested) until we get funding. A limited number can inquire about volunteering to help others build inserts for free
For each workshop, we will take 7-8 registrations. Each registrant can bring an extra set of hands to build more
window inserts (2 people can build an insert every 1-2 hrs). We will have a few extra hands.
We will send a window measurement form and other info to confirm registration.
Register at www.homeempowerment.org