Madison House strives to make a difference in the community, but on a snowy January 28, we were the ones that experienced a helping hand. A $25,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion, enabled us to install new energy efficient windows in the building.

“Our building is a very important space for our student leaders and their programs,” said Elizabeth Bass, Executive Director for Madison House. “We are very grateful for this gift and the opportunity to improve our building’s sustainability.”

The windows were installed Friday by energy specialists, volunteers from Dominion and a team of Madison House students.

Check out some of the photos from the project:

The window installation project is one in a series of efforts to improve the sustainability of Madison House. Recently, we moved to online volunteer registration for the more than 3,000 students that register to volunteer each year, considerably reducing the amount of paper used.

Plans are also being made to reinsulate the building and install efficient photocell lights.

Madison House is a student-run volunteer organization at the University of Virginia.

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