Reader View: Energy efficiency – make it happen at home

May 2013

Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:00 pm [appeared in print Sunday, May 26]

Debbie Sanchez | 0 comments

Southwest Spray Foam is a locally owned and operated roofing and insulation company serving New Mexico. We have been operating since 2007 in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos and Rio Rancho and are proud to employ about 14 experienced employees year-round.

Recently, we completed an energy-efficiency upgrade in a family’s home, living in the Hopewell neighborhood. We installed eco-friendly insulation in the roof, which provides warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer. It means spending less money on utility bills and caring for the environment at the same time.

This family was not in a financial position to pay for the insulation work themselves, and they were unaware of the amount of energy being wasted. New Energy Economy, an environmental advocacy nonprofit in Santa Fe, scouts for funding to give back to local families and works with them to green their individual homes. Then they partner with local companies such as Southwest Spray to create energy-efficiency improvements. This is critical because gains in energy efficiency through 2030 could reduce energy demand growth significantly, and with it, stem associated harmful carbon emissions that are responsible for climate disruption.

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