Today, Secretary Chu will commemorate the service and sacrifice of America’s veterans in New Orleans as he dedicates his day to volunteering with the St. Bernard Project, an organization devoted to creating affordable, energy efficient housing in communities that were devastated by the effects of Hurricane Katrina. The Secretary will provide technical expertise to the organizers and work side by side with veterans from the Wounded Warrior program, a non-profit group that works closely with the St. Bernard Project and helps find meaningful work for service men and women.
It’s a cause that deserves more than just one day of service and that’s why the Department recently announced plans to advise St. Bernard’s Project staff on techniques, standards and technologies to cut heating and cooling costs on an ongoing basis, so that they can save homeowners money well after they move into their homes.
The Energy Blog recently traveled to New Orleans to get a firsthand look at how the St. Bernard Project is empowering veterans and helping victims of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes in an affordable and energy efficient way:
Be sure to check back tomorrow for more on the Secretary’s efforts.