An estimated 400 home weatherization professionals are expected to attend a regional training conference in Omaha August 24-27.
The attendees from 12 states an area encompassing Montana to Louisiana and North Dakota to New Mexico will be attending up to 50 different sessions where work skills can be honed and new techniques and theories learned.
The federally-funded weatherization program makes free energy saving improvements in the homes of needy Americans, especially the elderly. In 1997, the Energy Office made weatherization improvements in 1,255 homes in Nebraska.
The regional office of the U.S. Department of Energy selected Omaha as the conference site. The Energy Office will be aided by an eight-member regional planning committee that will select topics and trainers for workshops at the event. A professional conference planner will round out the events planning team.
The Energy Office, the conference host, is also responsible for providing logistics and on-site support for the event. For more information about the Weatherization Assistance Program or the late summer conference, contact Pete Davis in the Energy Office.