Chevrolet has signed a letter of intent to partner with Maine State Housing Authority to support a program that will weatherize 5,500 low-income homes to help address the changing climate through community-focused energy projects.

As per the term of the partnership, MaineHousing and Chevrolet will help increase energy efficiency through a verifiable carbon reduction program.

Through MaineHousing’s weatherization program, home insulation will be improved by blowing recycled-content insulation into walls and ceilings, replacing loose attic hatches with tight-fitting ones, sealing chimneys, insulating exposed foundation, and tuning heating systems for efficiency.

The initiative will help reduce home energy use, improve air quality and cut residents’ heating and cooling bills.

The program receives funding from the US Department of Energy and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.