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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Green Jobs - Green NY website up. Sign up for listserv updates

NYSERDA has created a Green Jobs - Green NY webpage with the latest news on NY's statewide energy efficiency and green job development program.  Read about the program and get updates at:

The Program at a Glance: 
  • Provides $112 million in funds, part of which will be used for a revolving loan fund to finance eligible projects.
  • Authorizes NYSERDA to establish a program for the performance of energy audits and energy efficiency retrofits or improvements for residential, small business, and not-for-profit property owners.
  • Requires the selection of outreach, enrollment, and other related Program support services through a competitive process.
  • Establishes an Advisory Council to advise NYSERDA on program design and implementation.
Program Features 
  • The program will provide energy audits to eligible applicants based on a sliding scale where audit fees are waived for residential applicants whose demonstrated income is less than two times the median county household income.
  • Energy efficiency improvements eligible for funding will include, but not be limited to: weather stripping; caulking; testing; repairing and replacing heating or cooling systems; thermostat upgrades; water heater repair and replacement; health and safety issues; repair and replacement of storm windows, permanent windows and exterior doors; repair or replacement of major household appliances; installation of thermal solar heat or hot water systems; insulation; replacement of inefficient light bulbs and fixtures and; fuel switching to convert an electrically-heated building to a more efficient heating.
Sign up to receive updates regarding Green NY energy efficiency program information below: