Do you qualify for $2,000 in energy retrofits?

January 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm Leave a comment

Groups of neighbors apply together for this neighborhood-based program.

Neighborhood organizers, home weatherization fans, interested folks: here’s your opportunity to save money, inspire your neighborhood, and turn Durham green! Apply now for the Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program in Durham, a project offering funding for energy efficient improvements to qualified neighborhoods.

Eligible homes will receive up to $2,000 in professional home energy retrofits, with only a $200-300 required contribution from each homeowner.

The home energy retrofits offered by this program are designed to reduce your home energy costs by an average of 20%. The retrofit will include sealing air leaks, installing programmable thermostats, and installing attic insulation. For every dollar you save on annual home energy bills due to home retrofits, your property value increases by as much as $20 at resale.

The program targets neighborhoods, not just individual homes.

Neighborhoods must meet these qualifications:

  • At least 100 homes that are single story and 2,000 square feet or less of heated space
  • A group of 4 or more neighborhood residents commit to be Neighborhood Retrofit Leaders for the calendar year 2010.

And participating homes must meet these qualifications:

  • $200-$300 contribution from the homeowner
  • 2,000 square feet or less, single story,
  • No unvented gas appliances in the living space
  • No other hazardous features such as asbestos
  • Household income above income that qualifies for other major retrofit (see details in application)

To apply now, assemble a group of committed neighborhood volunteers, and return this application by January 30, 2010 for priority consideration.

For more information, visit , email or visit the County Engineering Office, 120 E. Parrish St., 1st Floor, Durham, NC 27701 during regular business hours.

Entry filed under: Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program (NERP).

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