Find FREE $ and Upgrade Your Home
Find FREE $ – and UPGRADE Your Home
Tuesday, Sept 27, 7:00 pm
GCTV, 393 Main St, Greenfield
Renters, landlords and homeowners are encouraged to attend.
Refreshments will be served.
Learn how you can save $1000 – $3000 on your heating bills each year
AND be warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
FREE energy assessments
$2,000-$35,000 available per 1-4 family building based on your income
Meet Energy Smart Homes staff and others, who can help guide you
through the process
Find FREE $ to Upgrade Your Home in Greenfield
GREENFIELD, MA – Do you want to make your home more comfortable and cut your heating bills? On Tuesday, September 27, at 7:00 pm you can find out how to find free money and assistance to secure funds to upgrade your home at a workshop offered by the Greening Greenfield campaign at Greenfield Community TV, at 393 Main Street in Greenfield.
Renters, landlords and homeowners are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
“There is a tremendous amount of money available for home energy upgrades, from $2,000 to $35,000 for one to four-family homes, especially for lower income people,” said Pam Kelly, co-organizer of the workshop and member of the Greening Greenfield Energy Committee (GGEC). “And Greenfield’s new Energy Smart Homes program is set up to guide you through the process.”
At the workshop, people who have worked with Community Action, Mass Save and the Town of Greenfield will talk about their experiences in upgrading their homes. Attendees will also have a chance to speak with presenters, program managers, Energy Smart Homes staff, Benefits Counselors from Franklin County Home Care, and Energy Coaches from Co-op Power. Additionally, attendees will receive a handout that describes how to get started, and the various programs.
“Each program has different income guidelines,” said Carole Collins, Energy Smart Homes program coordinator. “It is pretty complicated. The Energy Smart Homes program is set up to help people find funds that fit their situation. We especially want to work with renters and landlords to help them work together to find the best possible options. Starting in October, as part of this program, canvassers will also be going door-to-door to assist in connecting residents in predominately 2-4 family neighborhoods to the programs best suited to them.” Energy Smart Homes is a program of the Town of Greenfield, funded by a Climate Showcase Community grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“I have seen people save as much as $1,000 to $3,000 on their heating bills after they upgrade their home – and they say they are warmer in winter and cooler in summer,” said Nancy Hazard, co-organizer of the workshop and member of GGEC. “It also means, as a town we won’t be sending as much money out of town, and as a country, we won’t need to import as much oil and gas. It is a win-win-win for everyone!”
The Greening Greenfield campaign is a collaborative effort of the Greening Greenfield Energy Committee and the Town of Greenfield. It uses ‘greening’ as the economic and inspirational engine to build a sustainable Greenfield so current and future generations can enjoy life in this beautiful abundant valley. To find out more about this workshop call 774-5667 or go to www.GreeningGreenfield.org.