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Community Conservation Corps

The Community Conservation Corps (CCC) provides free home weatherization to low-income homeowners in the greater Greenville community. We partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County to reduce energy consumption and promote the financial stability of homeowners through weatherization, energy conservation, and education. Furman students help track program savings and volunteer on certain projects.

To ensure a positive and professional experience for our clients, the CCC hires experienced, certified home energy auditors to determine each home’s needs. Expert contractors then perform all necessary services and provide all clients with the most relevant information for their household. Some of our services include new or additional attic insulation, weather stripping, air-sealing, crawl space vapor barriers, safety checks on combustion appliances, and more. We estimate that by providing these and other home weatherization services, we can help our clients save up to 25% on their home energy bills.

Qualifications for Home Weatherization Assistance

In order to receive weatherization assistance, residents must:

  • Live in and own their home
  • Reside in Greenville County
  • Have homeowner’s insurance
  • Be a Piedmont Natural Gas customer (exceptions may apply; contact the Program Coordinator for more information)
  • Have family income at or below the following amounts:
Number in Household Annual Income
1  $41,944
2 $47,936
3 $53,928
4 $59,920
5 $64,714
6 $69,507
7 $74,301
8 $79,094

Income amounts based on HUD Median Family Income for FY2020

Apply

To apply, please provide:

  • Completed Weatherization Application [PDF]
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of homeowner’s insurance
  • 1 year of electric and gas bills (or a 12-month summary, obtained from your utility provider)

Please mail these items to the following address:
Community Conservation Corps
Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

Volunteer With Us

Contact us to inquire about volunteering with the CCC! There are a number of ways individuals, both students and community members, can volunteer with the CCC, ranging from supervised basic construction and weatherization to event planning and outreach. You do not have to be a Furman student to volunteer. Download our Adult Waiver [PDF] and/or Minor Waiver [PDF] now.

Contact Us

Have a question about the CCC? Contact us.

Program Coordinator
Hannah Dailey
ccc@furman.edu
864-294-3680