Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC
The Subcommittee on Energy & Environment held a hearing titled:
“Energy Efficiency: Complementary Polices for Climate Legislation”
9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 with Chairman Ed Markey
Excerpted Testimony of Philip Guidice
Commissioner of Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
"Let me give you some examples of what is happening in Massachusetts as a result of this activity. A homeowner named Alex Cheimets is in the final stages of a major renovation. This started – as these things often do – with a small water leak, and ended with a bold project that is expected to reduce his energy use by half or more, through thorough air sealing of the building envelope and adding four to six inches of foam insulation to the sides and roof of his house, as well as installing an air to air heat exchanger and monitoring equipment. His is a typical Massachusetts home – an eighty-year-old two-family house which leaked badly but now will be a model of what is possible."
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