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EOS BPI energy audit field week!

Over the last two weeks EOS Alliance Sustainability Team members have been in homes all across Seattle learning the ropes of BPI energy auditing. We've learned how to operate blower doors, manometers, and furnaces under the tutelage of energy auditing expert Bruce Minturn.

Full day of energy talk at EOS!

This past Friday was a big day for us at EOS. The Building Performance Inspection course was wrapping up and we had a 100% pass rate for the students taking the certification exam, including our eight AmeriCorps members taking the exam that day. In the afternoon, we were joined by US Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Senator Patty Murray, and Washington state energy leaders for a roundtable discussion. The roundtable discussed possibilities for energy investments in the state, including pump hydro power, which stores excess power from wind turbines in the potential energy of water.

Make an Impact: Become a Carbon Coach

In recent years global warming and carbon footprints have been a hot topic in the news.

Day of Caring Restoration Work Party

To celebrate the United Way of King County's 17th Annual Day of Caring this past Friday, the EOS AmeriCorps Sustainability team joined forces with Notre Dame Seattle AmeriCorps members for a restoration work party. The Volunteers worked in the Maple School Natural Area removing invasive English Ivy and Blackberry, then finished up the day mulching their respective zones in preparation for planting new plants.

Welcome to the new EOS Alliance blog

Hello, and welcome to the new EOS Alliance blog!We will be using this space to provide regular updates and news about the programs and services offered by EOS Alliance (including our professional training programs and our Sustainability Team's projects), thoughts and commentary on environmental issues, links to useful resources, and just general information about environmental sustainability and all things green.  Feel free to leave comments, check us out at www.eosalliance.org, and follow us on Facebook

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