An energy efficiency retrofit at a Decatur home operated by Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), a nonprofit organization serving homeless families in the Decatur/DeKalb area. The project was the first of its kind as part of a new national Environmental Sustainability Program launched by HomeAid Atlanta’s parent organization, HomeAid America, and funded by a grant from the Walmart Foundation.
HomeAid Atlanta partnered with WellHome, an affiliate of Masco Home Services, to complete the green, energy saving upgrades at the home. The scope of work for this project included air sealing and insulating the attic and crawl space, adding a radiant barrier to the roof rafters, duct tightening, adding energy efficient lighting, and sealing roof penetrations. In addition, GE Appliances and Lighting provided new, more efficient appliances. It is estimated that these improvements will reduce the home’s energy use by at least 40 percent, allowing DCM to focus more of their funding on direct client services, like counseling, job training and financial education.Project Donors