When we work with homeowners on energy upgrades, we also have the opportunity to create a safer, healthier home environment.
We work with at-risk populations such as children, specifically focusing on home daycares throughout the Midwest.
Lead Abatement Experience: CLEAR-WIN
Elevate administered the State of Illinois’s Comprehensive Lead Education, Reduction, and Window Replacement (CLEAR-WIN) program from 2011-2014. The program replaced windows, a major source of lead hazards for children. Opening a window that has worn paint on and around the window frame can create hazardous dust when consumed or inhaled.
The program replaced windows in Englewood and West Englewood, where there are older houses and apartments that are more likely to have paint that contains high levels of lead. On average, residents gave the program high marks, reporting that they were very satisfied with the window replacement work (87% of homes). Learn more about the CLEAR-WIN program (PDF).