Home Performance Energy Efficiency Program Team Coming to Tioga County

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Home Performance Energy Efficiency Program Team Coming to Tioga County

January 2, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2013 at 12:27 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) With winter weather fast approaching, rising heating bills are becoming a concern for many homeowners, small business owners, and non-profit organizations. Fortunately, there is help available to those who would like to save on heating and utility bills without spending a lot of money up-front on energy efficiency improvements for their houses or office buildings: the Home Performance Energy Efficiency Program of Green Jobs Green New York.

According to a news release:
 
On Tuesday January 8th, there will be an open house and presentation about the Energy Efficiency Program at the Tioga County Office Building (56 Main ST. Owego)in the Hubbard Auditorium, from 10 am until 2 pm. The presentation will begin at 11 am and refreshments will be provided. Euphemia Martin, Southern Tier Regional Coordinator for the program, will give the community a brief insight into the program, and how they can take advantage of incentives offered by the New York State Energy Research Authority (NYSERDA).

This program helps homeowners, small business owners, and non-profit organizations save money on their utility bills, make their houses and buildings more comfortable and healthy, and be more environmentally friendly. Grants between $5,000 and $10,000 and low-interest rate loans are available to qualified homeowners. The incentives are geared towards middle- and upper-income families, but low-income homeowners won’t be left out in the cold: the GJGNY sister program, EmPower, offers similar energy efficiency assessments and upgrades, with no out-of-pocket costs to the homeowner.
 
For more information about the Home Performance Energy Efficiency Program, or about the presentation, please contact Euphemia Martin at 607-723-0110 or email emartin@ppefny.org. You can also visit www.upgradeupstate.org/SouthernTier