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Sometimes, my fair city of Washington, D.C. can drive me crazy. There is no doubt we have our issues.

But one thing Washington, D.C. has going for it is its push to become more green. D.C. is at the forefront of the green building movement and it is taking full advantage of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding:

The District of Columbia will receive $8.1 million in federal funds to support its weatherization programs for low-income residents. The funding is part of a United States Department of Energy grant to the District under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. It will allow the District to weatherize an additional 785 homes over the usual workload of about 400 in the same period.

I have received a number of inquiries about the requirements for eligibility under the weatherization program. Here are the income requirements in D.C.:

If you have questions about eligibility for the weatherization program in your region, I would recommend reviewing the website

Finally, here is a great video put together by the White House about the D.C. weatherization program. This has me feeling (gulp) hopeful. Watch this and tell me Van Jones is not the coolest environmentalist on the planet.


District To Weatherize Hundreds of Additional Homes (DDOE)

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

Green Jobs for a Green Future: Weatherization (YouTube)