Energy Assistance, Housing Assistance, Education, Adult Education, Advocacy
With rising energy costs and limited disposable income, it has become critically important for home buyers, homeowners and tenants to avoid unnecessary expenses. The Lab serves as a hands-on training facility for residents to learn useful skills to maintain their homes and conserve energy. The Lab also incorporates an “Identifying Home Health Hazards” component into each of our classes. The Health Hazards program is designed to address the myriad of preventable health risks that are present in the home.
In addition to offering hands-on classes in home repairs and energy conservation, the Lab serves as a green demonstration model. The building utilizes existing urban infrastructure and salvaged, reused, or repurposed materials from NHS rehabbed properties. It has been constructed as an energy-efficient structure, and the building is now LEED platinum certified. Energy conservation techniques are taught to our clients through the demonstration exhibits.
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