2012 Efficiency Makeover Winners
Congratulations - Lee and Berthella Thomas
Lee and Berthella Thomas of Palestine, members of Woodruff Electric Cooperative, are the winners of the 2012 Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas $50,000 Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest.
The 1,800-square-foot home, built in 1956, will receive comprehensive pre- and post-diagnostic energy audits, including a blower door test, duct blaster test and infrared thermography. The home will receive energy-saving transformations, including sealing the building envelope, a foam insulation encapsulated attic, a General Electric GeoSpring Hybrid water heater, Energy Star appliances, an ultra-efficient Water Furnace geothermal heating and cooling system, Harry G. Barr high-efficiency windows and high efficiency lighting.
Approximately 2,000 applications were submitted for the contest. In addition to the grand-prize winner, 16 runners-up will receive high-efficiency GE Hybrid water heaters.
Winners of free GE GeoSpring Hybrid water heaters are:
- Rhonda J. Fredrick, Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative of Ozark;
- Frank Rawls, Ashley-Chicot Electric Cooperative of Hamburg;
- Wesley Green, C & L Electric Cooperative of Star City;
- Michael Babus, Carroll Electric Cooperative of Berryville;
- Spring Young, Clay County Electric Cooperative of Corning;
- James Holt, Craighead Electric Cooperative of Jonesboro;
- Ron Hutchison, Farmers Electric Cooperative of Newport;
- Arran Whitaker, First Electric Cooperative of Jacksonville;
- McArthur Hampton, Mississippi County Electric Cooperative of Blytheville;
- David Moore, North Arkansas Electric Cooperative of Salem;
- Peggy Doherty, Ouachita Electric Cooperative of Camden;
- Brian Persing, Ozarks Electric Cooperative of Fayetteville;
- Nancy Vinnes, Petit Jean Electric Cooperative of Clinton;
- Edward Piekert, Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative of Mena;
- Brenda Barham, South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative of Arkadelphia; and
- Steve Sims, Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative of Texarkana.
- BPSi Foam Insulation of Mountain Home
- Doug Rye
- General Electric Appliance, Lighting and Hybrid Water Heater divisions
- Rood Heating and Air of Russellville
- WaterFurnace Geothermal
- WeatherBarr Windows of Fort Smith