This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.
DOE and Partners Offer Workshops in Post-Hurricane Home Repair
DOE is working with several partners to offer free home repair workshops in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi in late January and early February. One workshop took place on January 21st and 22nd in Kenner, Louisiana; still to come are workshops in Biloxi, Mississippi, on January 28th and 29th and in Mobile, Alabama, on February 4th. DOE is working with Entergy New Orleans, The Home Depot, and the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing to offer the free home repair workshops, which will provide hands-on instruction on how to improve home energy efficiency and durability when repairing storm-damaged roofs, ceilings, walls, and floors, and when installing windows, doors, and hurricane shutters. To help homeowners make use of their training right away, The Home Depot is donating 10-percent-off coupons and gift cards valued at $5 to $1,000 for the first 1,000 workshop participants. See the DOE press release and the announcement of upcoming workshops on the "Resources for Consumers" page of the Disaster Recovery and Building Reconstruction Web site, a service of DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.