Whether your home is new, or just new to you, taking care of it can be difficult with all those nooks and crannies to look after. However, our energy efficiency and weatherization program provides all the tools you need to get started.


First, let's briefly discuss why you should be up to speed on energy efficiency and home weatherization. There are some important benefits to you, the homeowner, including:

  • Reduced heating and cooling costs

  • Improved air quality in the home

  • Improve life span of heating and cooling systems

  • Increased home resale value

  • More comfortable place to live


Our Program

We work with the West Pullman-based nonprofit, Sustainable Options for Urban Living, to provide free workshops on improving the efficiency of your home. You will leave with a game plan for getting and keeping your home in tip top shape, while saving you money in the process. Plus, every workshop attendee will receive an energy and weatherization kit.


2017 Workshop Schedule

Workshops are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. This is an opportunity to get in front of Chicago's winter weather, and learn what to do now to save yourself time and money later! No RSVP is required, but you may contact us for more information at info@habitatchicago.org or 312-563-0296 x 39.


Tuesday, November 7th
Victory Apostolic Faith Church
8052 S. May St, Chicago, IL 60620
5:00pm to 7:00pm


Saturday, November 11th
Christ Universal Temple
11901 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60643
Youth Wing I
10:00am to 12:00pm


Friday, November 17th 
Maple Park United Methodist Church
11705 S. Elizabeth, Chicago, IL 60643
12:00pm to 2:00pm 


Monday, December 11th 
615 W 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60628
6:00pm to 8:00pm 


Thursday, December 21st 
Chicago Public Library, Greater Grand Crossing Branch
1000 W 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60619
1:30pm to 3:30pm 


See logistic details on our events calendar.


What’s in the Kit?

Valued at over $70, our goal is to provide you with the starting materials to address some of the most common sources of energy loss in a home. The kit includes: 

  • Window Insulation Kits, 9 count (2)

  • Power Strip (1)

  • Energy Efficient Shower Head (1)  

  • Squeezable Caulk (1)

  • Water Saving Faucet Aerator (1)

  • Foam Weather Stripping (20 ft.)

  • Motion Activated LED Solar Light (1)


Program Support

This program is made possible by the generosity of Constellation, an Exelon company and electricity, natural gas and renewable energy provider. 

Want More Ideas & Resources?

Take a look at our Home Efficiency resource page for our top DIY tips and local resources for home efficiency improvement services.




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