Energy Audits by Green Iowa AmeriCorps
Preparing Your Home for Iowa Weather
Matthew 25 is a host site for the Energy & Community division of Green Iowa AmeriCorps, a branch trained to conduct free energy audit services on residential homes to assess a variety of factors contributing to a home’s monthly energy bill. During this free audit, AmeriCorps members assess things like water usage, electricity usage, air quality, and air flow throughout the home.
Home weatherization can be an effective tool in protecting your home from major damage in harsh weather conditions, and in reducing energy costs and consumption.
Following an energy audit, our Green Iowa AmeriCorps team provides weatherization services based on findings from the audit, such as patching insulation leaks with rope caulk. Direct installations of energy saving products, such as LED bulbs and low flow shower heads, are also available. These weatherization services are available to the homeowner at no cost.
Check out this video to learn more about home weatherization from Green Iowa AmeriCorps.
About Green Iowa AmeriCorps
The Green Iowa AmeriCorps program is an 11-month service opportunity for passionate individuals to gain valuable hands-on experience in the areas of environmental sustainability, community engagement, and direct service to underserved communities.
The program’s mission is to empower communities and school districts in Iowa to make more environmental, conservation-minded decisions and improvements. Members engage with a community-based organization or public agency in direct service work, environmental education, professional development opportunities, and volunteer engagement throughout their term.
Serving as a Green Iowa AmeriCorps member is a great way to turn your ideas and passions for sustainable community development into action, using the tools and resources provided by the host site.
To apply to serve as a Green Iowa AmeriCorps member, please fill out the online application form.