“Kits for Kids,” launched in April, includes an LED nightlight and an advanced power strip. When families order their kit, they can download a free energy efficiency educational workbook to learn more ways to save energy at home. The workbook concept was developed specifically to help children exercise their mind, work on their fine motor skills (coloring, word searches, etc.), and to give them a break from the blue light of today’s digital screens.
The goal for both programs is to reach a total of 5,000 households by the end of 2020—and reduce home energy usage by 355,000 KWh.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
“I’m extremely proud of what we’ve already accomplished as partners with SMECO,” says ICF’s regional senior director (and SMECO customer) Justin Mackovyak. For the past 10 years, his team has managed SMECO’s Residential and Commercial Energy Efficiency programs. Work that has garnered SMECO national recognition and awards, including ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and the Smart Electric Power Alliance’s Cooperative of the Year.
But there’s a lot more to come, as the entire team has proven. “This situation—with COVID-19—is hopefully unique,” Justin continues. “Fortunately, we at ICF have the right tools to help our clients not just make the most of it, but to bring something positive from it.”
And that’s ICF’s values at work.