Saving Money on Energy Has Never Been Easier
There is an exciting opportunity to reduce energy use, save money, improve comfort, increase home value, and protect our environment. It’s called the Community Energy Challenge (CEC), and it is providing homes and small businesses with technical expertise and financial assistance to cut back energy use and start saving.
For Your Home
It starts with a home energy assessment, during which a certified building analyst evaluates the current condition of the home, determining insulation levels, air leakage, heating and cooling system function, as well as any other potential energy losses. Following the assessment, a Home Energy Advisor meets personally with each participant to explain the results and provide recommendations for improvement. The CEC can also connect homeowners with financial incentives, a low-interest loan, qualified contractors to make the recommended repairs, and provides 100% quality assurance on all work done through the program. Though a home energy assessment typically costs $600, through the CEC it’s only $195!
For Your Business
There is no fee for participating in the Community Energy Challenge as a business. The process starts with a walk-through of your facility, where we examine all major appliances, the building envelope, and operational practices and look for energy saving opportunities. This takes about an hour and a few days later we provide you with a report of customized recommendations. Our staff can guide you through the process of completing them, including connecting you with rebates and financial incentives where applicable. We also help with employee engagement and provide ongoing support and resources to help you make long term reductions in energy use. Currently, we are finding energy savings of 3-5% per business, and we also work to promote all of the businesses in the program as an added benefit. We have funds to provide up to $1,500 of efficient lighting (CFLs and LEDs) at no cost to participating.
For more information or to sign up for the Community Energy Challenge, contact Melody Kuschnereit at email@example.com