As part of the federal governments program focused on green initiatives the city has won a twenty five million dollar grant to upgrade the energy efficacy of homes and businesses along the light rail corridor.
The program has six million dollars to invest in private homes that are interested in energy upgrades to their homes. The remainder of the funds will be focused on commercial building energy upgrades.
What this means for the average homeowner in the target neighborhoods is that the city will be matching APS rebates on energy improvement rebates. This will mean that homeowners that would have spent one thousand dollars on insulation would receive a five hundred dollar rebate rather than the APS two hundred and fifty dollar refund.
The second part of the program would offer a program for lower income families to pay as much as sixty percent of the cost of home energy improvements. The city is also working on arranging low interest financing for credit worthy homeowners to covet the forty percent homeowner contribution.
The city has just launched their new Energize Phoenix website with full details on the program and a search function to see if your home qualifies for the new program.
Homework Remodels will be participating in the new city program as part of our ongoing efforts to help our clients improve the energy performance of their homes. Call at 602-478-5102 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.