January 25, 2016
Ambassador Noah Mamet visited Campana where the Social Housing and Energy Efficiency Forum (FOVISEE) conducts a sustainable and energy efficient housing project with the support of the U.S. Embassy. The program includes a preliminary evaluation to identify the improvements needed to maximize the use of household energy, and contribute to improve the health of family members.
Through the use of energy efficiency criteria and technology, FOVISEE seeks to rehabilitate 100 households in Campana to improve the quality of life. Members of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Planning participated in the event hosted by the Mayor of Campana, Sebastián Abella.
This sustainable and energy efficient housing project was inspired by the “Weatherization Assistance Program” (WAP) sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Since its creation in 1976, the program has improved the energy efficiency of more than eight million households in the United States. Moreover, in the last 39 years, it has yielded important results in terms of family health and security, community strengthening, and creation of sustainable jobs, while reaffirming commitment to climate change year after year.