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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Energy (MDNR/DE) is requesting proposals (RFP) from eligible organizations to provide weatherization services in Northwest Missouri.
Eligible organizations are not-for-profit organizations, community action agencies or local units of government.
The RFP seeks proposals that provide weatherization services for eligible households in the service area of Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton and DeKalb counties including towns therein.
The Weatherization Assistance Program is a long-standing U.S. Department of Energy program that pays for energy-efficient improvements for income eligible households. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Energy administers funds to a network of more than 18 subgrantees. Annual allocations to these local agencies are based on the percentage of the state’s total income-eligible households within each service area. The elderly, physically disadvantaged and families with children are program priorities. Since the program began in 1977, weatherization funds have helped to weatherize more than 155,000 Missouri homes.
A copy of the RFP may be obtained from the department’s website or by phone at 800-361-4827.
All RFPs and applications must be submitted to: MDNR/DE c/o Rebecca Strope, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Proposals must be received at the following location by 5:00 p.m. CST, on or before Dec. 15, 2011.
MDNR/DE will hold an informational meeting regarding this RFP on Dec. 1, 2011, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the East Hills Library located at 502 N. Woodbine, St. Joseph, MO 65401.
Dim the brightness on your monitor.
Turning down the brightness setting on your monitor is a very easy thing to do to save energy.
The brightest setting on a monitor consumes twice the power used by the dimmest setting. By dropping the brightness level from the from the typical 100% level down to around 65%-75% it is possible to drop the power intake by around 10-watts.
These savings add up, especially for large organizations. If 5000 people make this small change that is a savings of $7,300 per year!
Power = $0.5/kwh
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