Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To protect (a structure) against cold weather, as with insulation.

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  • v. To protect a structure against damage by the weather

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Examples

  • The Community Conservation Corps at Furman is a new initiative to "weatherize" older, energy-inefficient homes in the Greenville area.

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  • Like the $2 million to "weatherize" 7 houses in Texas, 90% of that went somewhere else.

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  • For years, many states have had small, typically underfunded programs to help low-income families "weatherize" their homes, caulking windows, insulating attics and walls, sealing cracks and buying energy-efficient appliances.

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  • This week, the Obama administration announced the allocation of $8 billion to help states provide funds to families who want to "weatherize" their homes.

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  • If the world economy continues to wither, stimulosus attempts by encouraging Detroit to have fuel efficient cars and tax credits for homeowners to weatherize homes will backfire because a bad world economy means temporarily plenty of cheep fuel.

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  • There was a push, for instance, to train workers to weatherize homes to make them more energy-efficient, but the audit found that "substandard workmanship" plagued the program.

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  • Particularly slow-moving, Mr. Grabell says, was the effort to weatherize American homes.

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  • They voted to kill a program that helps low-income families weatherize their homes and permanently reduce their energy bills.

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  • In 2008, the Michigan Legislature passed a law requiring utilities to help consumers reduce energy use---things like offering incentives to weatherize homes, change to CFL bulbs or upgrade to more efficient refrigerators and furnaces, which used to be incredible energy hogs.

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  • On accepting the Sierra Club's endorsement last week, Emanuel said My energy platform for the city includes a number of programs that will create jobs, improve our neighborhoods, and make it easier than ever for home and building owners to weatherize their properties and lower their energy costs.

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