ADDING and REPLACING Washington Gas Volunteers Weatherize 50 Homes in Prince George’s County
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WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Add in first graph of release dated November 3, 2010: the International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Local 96
The corrected release reads:
WASHINGTON GAS VOLUNTEERS WEATHERIZE 50 HOMES IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
On Saturday, Oct. 30, more than 70 Washington Gas employees, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Local 96, family members and friends spent the day weatherizing nearly 50 homes of residents in Prince George’s County. Now in its fifth year, Project Weatherization was able to touch the lives of hundreds of local residents, providing some additional warmth by performing low-cost energy efficiency updates in their homes.
The homeowners were grateful for the weatherization efforts, especially with winter approaching. “I’d like to thank Washington Gas for doing this,” said Capitol Heights resident Melvina Brooks. “It’s definitely going to cut down on my heating expenses. I can just feel the difference already.”
Each year, Washington Gas teams with a local non-profit organization to identify area residents who require weatherization assistance in one of the company’s three service territories: the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia. This year, Washington Gas teamed with United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP), which works with the residents of Prince George's County to alleviate poverty, improve community relations and maximize their quality of life.
“We enjoyed the partnership with Washington Gas,” said Gwendolyn Ferguson, UCAP’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve been able to work together and serve the needs of the residents of Prince George’s County. We know the importance of helping individuals to save energy.”
The following low-cost energy efficiency measures were completed:
- Installation of plastic on windows
- Caulking around doors and windows
- Installation of weather stripping
- Installation of low-flow shower heads
- Installation of kitchen faucet aerator
- Installation of bathroom faucet aerators
- Application of clear glass patch tape on cracked windows
Residents also were provided with informational materials to help them conserve energy during the winter and seek out energy assistance, if necessary. Project Weatherization is part of a continuous effort by Washington Gas to educate residents about energy efficiency.
About Washington Gas
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Washington Gas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WGL). In addition to Washington Gas, the parent company holds a group of energy-related retail businesses that focus primarily on retail energy-marketing and commercial heating, ventilating and air conditioning services.
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