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MORPC Showcases Home Energy Services in Madison Township

October 31, 2015

MORPC hosted its annual Weatherization Showcase at the home of Bill and Dora Zweydorff located in Madison Township on October 20, 2015. The showcase provides the opportunity for community leaders, program funders, and the public to see MORPC’s weatherization services in action and highlights the value of these important services.

Many public officials attended the event including MORPC Board Chair Eric Phillips, Madison Township Administrator and MORPC Board Members Susan Brobst, and Madison Township Trustee Gary McDonald. They were joined by representatives of MORPC’s weatherization program funders: Columbia Gas WarmChoice Team Leader Adrian Andrews, AEP Ohio Consumer Programs and Marketing Manager David Tabata, and Randall Hunt from the Ohio Development Services Agency also.

Stations were set-up throughout the home demonstrating the insulation process and combustion analysis testing as well as devices such as an infrared thermography camera and a blower door. These weatherization services are free for income-eligible residents in Franklin County thanks to funding from Columbus Gas of Ohio, American Electric Power Ohio, and the Ohio Development Services Agency. The Showcase was also featured on WSYX Channel 6 Good Day Market Place.

MORPC’s experienced energy efficiency professionals perform audits in homes across Franklin County to identify energy improvements that help families reduce energy bills and strengthen their homes. The Zweydorff’s home is receiving the following services:

  • Energy inspection
  • Safety checks of combustion appliances
  • New furnace
  • Attic and sidewall insulation
  • Air sealing
  • Dryer vent replacement
  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Customized report on actions to reduce energy usage

The average household sees a 28 percent reduction in energy bills. Over the past 25 years, MORPC has serviced more than 15,000 households making homes safer, more energy efficient and comfortable for families throughout the year.

“MORPC is proud of the important work done each and every day for families throughout Franklin County,” said Christina O’Keeffe, Director of Energy & Air Quality for MORPC. “The Zweydorff family is a wonderful example of the lives touched by these residential energy programs to protect their health, safety, and comfort year round.”

Earlier, in October, MORPC held their annual Summit on Sustainability. One of the breakout sessions, sponsored by Columbia Gas of Ohio, focused on the value of weatherization services from not only an economic and environmental perspective, but how these vital services can also revitalize communities in our growing region.  The panel was moderated by Jack Laverty (Columbia Gas of Ohio) and featured Randy Hall (Edwards Mooney & Moses), Nicole Peoples (Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development), Sara Ward (Interfaith Power and Light), and Erin Miller (City of Columbus). To view their presentations please visit the 2015 Summit Program Page.

For more information visit MORPC’s residential energy efficiency page or call 614.621.1171.