Grant Expands Energy Retrofits: New deadline is March 15

March 5, 2010 at 7:31 pm Leave a comment

Durham neighborhoods interested in saving money on their energy bills now have a second chance to apply to the City of Durham’s Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program. Durham is just one of 20 communities selected from hundreds that applied nationwide to receive a grant through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Communities Showcase program. At least 340 additional homes in the city and county will receive retrofits now, including sealing air leaks in heating and air conditioning ductwork, installing programmable thermostats, sealing air leaks in attics and crawlspaces, and installing attic insulation.

The Neighborhood Energy Retrofit Program is now accepting neighborhood applications for this second phase. Like Phase 1, this program targets neighborhoods, not just individual homes. A neighborhood group must submit an application stating that it has at least 100 homes meeting the criteria of being 2,000 square feet or less, single story, free of unvented gas appliances in the living space, and without other hazardous features. Neighborhoods do not have to follow traditional neighborhood association boundaries and can be located in either the city or county of Durham.

For more information on the program or to request a neighborhood application, visit www.greenerdurham.net.  Neighborhoods that applied in Phase 1 that aren’t selected for Phase 1 will be given the option to be considered for Phase 2 and do NOT need to reapply.

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

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