DecaturWISE program receives award

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2013

A Decatur initiative promoting energy efficiency received special recognition during City Commission’s Nov. 4 meeting.

The Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance awarded the city, Agnes Scott College and local contractors for their participation in the DecaturWISE energy efficiency program.

Judy Knight, director of communications for SEEA, told commissioners that Decatur retrofitted 56 single family homes in the city, resulting in an annual energy savings of $866.

The Building Technologies and Research Integration Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory studied five retrofitted homes at Agnes Scott.

A press release about the award says, “Built in the 1920s, these¬†homes were prime candidates for researching the impact of various retrofit measures on energy¬†efficiency and cost savings in this mixed humid climate zone.”

Knight said engaging Agnes Scott and Oak Ridge made DecaturWISE stand out.

“Your program was unique,” Knight told City Commissioners.

Here are the award recipients recognized at the Nov. 4 meeting.

Judy Knight, Director of Communications, SEEA The Bird family, owners of Bird Family Insulation (Chris, Bo and Bob Bird) Eileen Nebhut, Director of Business Development, SEEA

Left to right : Judy Knight, Director of Communications, SEEA
The Bird family, owners of Bird Family Insulation (Chris, Bo and Bob Bird)
Eileen Nebhut, Director of Business Development, SEEA

Judy Knight, SEEA Agnes Scott intern (Lena Stevens will have her name) John Hegman, VP of Business and Finance, Agnes Scott College Eileen Nebhut, SEEA

Left to right: Judy Knight, SEEA
Agnes Scott intern (Lena Stevens will have her name)
John Hegman, VP of Business and Finance, Agnes Scott College
Eileen Nebhut, SEEA

Judy Knight, SEEA Lena Stevens, Resource Conservation Coordinator, Decatur Mayor Jim Baskett, Decatur Eileen Nebhut, SEEA

Left to right: Judy Knight, SEEA
Lena Stevens, Resource Conservation Coordinator, Decatur
Mayor Jim Baskett, Decatur
Eileen Nebhut, SEEA

left to right: Agnes Scott Intern John Hegman, Agnes Scott Joe Thomas, Certified Home Performance Consultant, Renewal System Solutions Eileen Nebhut, SEEA Bob Bird, Bird Family Insulation Lena Stevens, Decatur Chris and Bo Bird, Bird Family Insulation

Left to right:
Agnes Scott Intern
John Hegman, Agnes Scott
Joe Thomas, Certified Home Performance Consultant, Renewal System Solutions
Eileen Nebhut, SEEA
Bob Bird, Bird Family Insulation
Lena Stevens, Decatur
Chris and Bo Bird, Bird Family Insulation

left to right: Judy Knight, SEEA Joe Thomas, Renewal System Solutions Eileen Nebhut, SEEA Lena Stevens, Decatur

Left to right:
Judy Knight, SEEA
Joe Thomas, Renewal System Solutions
Eileen Nebhut, SEEA
Lena Stevens, Decatur

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