Mayor Celebrates the First Phoenix Home Weatherization Using Federal Recovery Funds


August 18, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon will celebrate the first Phoenix home renovated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s “Weatherization Program” 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the home of Arthur and Rosa Lovato, 1711 W. Mitchell Dr. The city of Phoenix received 7.2 million federal dollars to fund this program, administered by the city’s Neighborhood Services Department.

“This program is a win for everyone,” said Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. “It will provide much needed construction jobs, reduce energy use and pollution, and will continue my mission to make Phoenix the greenest city in the nation.”

The Weatherization Program is available to low income residents meeting specific criteria. Homes are tested to determine eligibility, including an audit blower test to rate the condition of the heating and cooling systems, duct work, etc. Types of work include: replacing duct work, updating or replacing a/c and heating units, installing cellulose insulation, shade screens, among other types of work.

After the “weatherization” process is complete, the Lovatos are expected to cut their energy costs by up to 40-percent.

Michael Hammett 602-495-5405 < Cell 602-377-9490


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