The YouthWorks crew got high praise for their work doing energy retrofits on 220 apartment units at La Ventana in Albuquerque.
After their first day on the job, Jeremiah Weil, the onsite project manager for the International Center for Appropriate & Sustainable Technology had this to say:
I want to compliment you, your supervisors, and the youth! Today’s staff and their ability to get things done was above and beyond my expectations! Everyone was eager to get the job done in a timely manner. More importantly, the quality of work was flawless!!!
The retrofitting includes wrapping water heaters and insulating water lines, replacing high-flush toilets with low-flush units, replacing manual thermostats with NEST smart thermostats, installing low-flow showerheads and faucet taps, and changing out lightbulbs with LEDs.