From the Alaska Journal of Commerce, Monday, November 16, 2009:
A statewide weatherization program with the potential of reducing energy costs in thousands of Alaskan residences will improve some 1,740 homes in 2009 alone, and Alaska Housing Finance Corp. expects to more than quadruple that number by 2011. The goal is to weatherize 4,000 homes in 2010 and 7,500 homes in 2011, said Bryan Butcher, public affairs director for the state agency, whose mission is to provide Alaskans with quality affordable housing.
“We can show there are average savings of 25 percent on energy right now, and we are hoping it goes up,” Butcher said.
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