Assistance and Incentives for Single and Multiple Family Homes
Take advantage of the available assistance and incentives from Federal and State Agencies and local Utilities to upgrade your home.
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Most Erie County households are eligible for a free or reduced cost residential energy audit, through the GREEN JOBS GREEN NEW YORK program.
A free energy audit is available for Erie County residents with annual household income less than 200 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI).
The GJGNY program is administered by NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority). Please visit NYSERDA's program website for more information on the program's free/reduced cost energy audit and financing progrm.Learn more about GJGNY
The HPwES program offers free or reduced cost home energy assessment conducted by a accredited Home Performance Contractor. The contractor works with the homeowner to select energy projects to improve the home. HPwES also offers financing options to pay for the projects.Learn more about HPwES
NYSERDA has Incentives for Grid Connected Solar and Wind Electricity Generation Systems:
Solar Photovoltaic Incentives
Wind Generation Incentives
NYSERDA also has Incentive for Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems
Solar Thermal Water Heating Incentives
Multi-Family (5-50 units)
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Rebates for High-Efficiency Natural Gas Equipment and Duct Sealing
ENERGY STAR Products Rebates
High-Efficiency Natural Gas Rebate
Refrigerator Freezer Recycling
Residential Gas Efficiency Rebate Program
Your Energy...Your Choice
Find an ESCO from the PSC Directory
Utility customers may select to purchase clean renewable generated electricity and pay for it on their monthly utility bill.
Find a ContractorChoose a Contractor that are trained and certified to take a "whole-house" approach when identifying comfort, safety and energy efficiency improvements for your home.
Additionally, look for Contractors that has been prequalified by the incentives programs to perform the eligible work.
Start with the lists below when looking for qualified Contractors servicing Erie County:
Energy Performance Contractors
Solar PV Installers
Wind Turbine Installers
Solar Thermal Water Heater Installers
Contractor Request Form
Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credits
New York State Tax Incentives
To encourage customers to buy energy efficient products, ENERGY STAR partners occasionally sponsor special offers, such as sales tax exemptions or credits, or rebates on qualified products. Partners also occasionally sponsor recycling incentives for the proper disposal of old products.
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To get an EEM a borrower typically has to have a home energy rater conduct a home energy rating before financing is approved. This rating verifies for the lender that the home is energy-efficient.
Home Energy Raters
Learn more about EEM
Energy Savings ToolboxWant to know much you are paying for the energy used by your appliances? Use the Appliance Energy Calculator to find out:
Home Appliance Energy Calculator
Compare your home's energy usage to similar homes across the country. Collect your last 12 months of utility bills and spend 5 minutes for a do-it-your-self audit:
DIY Home Energy Audit
Take a room-by-room tour of ENERGY STAR @ home and learn what you can do save energy, save money and help protect our environment in your own home:
Take a Room-by-Room Tour
- Energy Savings Ideas
- DIY Sealing and Insulation
- Improve Heat & Cool Efficiency
- Use a Programmable Thermostat
- Switch to Efficient Light Bulb
- Explore Energy Saving Water Heaters
- Energy Efficient "Green" Mortgages Guide