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Jean Diggs Championship Award: Mimi Burbage

Ms. Burbage has worked in the fields of building energy efficiency, affordable housing, and related community and economic development since 1978 in Alaska.  She ran a non-profit that provided weatherization services statewide particularly in rural and remote Alaska.  She is currently Program Manager for Weatherization services of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation serving communities statewide through a combination of State and federal funding.  She administers grants to 15 agencies, completes all compliance for DOE and the state, and does final QCI inspections for each of the agencies.  In her spare time, Mimi serves as President of Energy Outwest, which provides peer exchange and a biennial conference to the weatherization network.

If people still used dictionaries, next to the term “Weatherization Champion” would be a picture of Mimi Burbage. Her dedication, passion, and commitment to serving others is unsurpassed in the world of weatherization. She is the driving force behind Energy OutWest and a stalwart champion of doing the right thing, the right way, the first time. Mimi has tirelessly served the rural communities in Alaska for over 4 decades, touched the lives of thousands, and sets a high bar for us all to aspire. There is simply no other person in the weatherization network more deserving of the Jean Diggs Champion Award than Mimi Burbage.


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Energy OutWest

Energy OutWest (EOW) is an independent organization devoted to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the field of weatherization. EOW is a very active peer exchange organization directed by a board with representatives from fifteen states... View More

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