Ossining, NY. WWII veteran Victor Paolantonio will receive a home energy makeover next week when a group of local certified energy efficiency contractors join together to retrofit his 61 year old home. The retrofit will save approximately 50% of his heating costs. All of this work will be done at no cost to Mr. Paolantonio.
New York State’s First Fuel Efficient Car Show: This Car Show will present the “future” today. From fuel efficient hybrids to electric cars and electricity sources that provide a future “free from fossil fuels”, our goal is to show attendees the transportation revolution that is happening today. Attendees will have the unique chance to experience and drive the latest in Electric, Hybrid and Electric/Hybrid vehicles on the market – all in one place! We want them to leave the show with compelling information that will influence their next purchase decision towards an energy-efficient or alternative-energy vehicle.
A compelling article from Brian Kaminer at the NewCastleNOW website showing how improving your home energy efficiency may be one of the best investments you can make. Brain shares his experience and his actual energy usage numbers to create a practical example of how you can save money, make your home more comfortable and increase its overall market value. Enjoy!
As everybody knows, September is international square dance month. Here at Energize NY, we’ve decided to honor this special occasion by adding a few more dance partners to the Energize NY office. Now we can finally do-si-do comfortably. In addition to Tom Bregman (Executive Director/Dance Captain), there are some special new additions to our energy experts.
Summer is the perfect time to get your home "Energized" so you can save on those air conditioning costs. Air sealing and proper insulation are essential defenses to safeguard your home from the 'stack attack.'
It’s almost that time of year again — the season we all engage in the annual rituals of spring-cleaning. Window replacements are a popular home improvement for owners gearing their houses for the change of season, but there are several reasons to be cautious before making an investment that could take decades to pay back.
With each new launch comes a new idea on how to extend the opportunities of energy efficiency to other New York homeowners.
At the March 29th Regional Leadership Summit 66 area community leaders took the pledge to Lead by Example and get a home energy effiency assessment completed through the Energize New York program.
Homeowners are better able to cope with rising gas prices and the “pain at the pump” as a result of warmer temperatures and lower home heating costs, but I caution homeowners to be wary of this trend. There’s no guarantee that our winters, especially here in New York, won’t return to their typical routine of heavy snowfalls and frigid temperatures.
New York State’s newest financing program makes it even easier and cheaper to get money from the state to pay for work that will make your home more energy efficient, comfortable, and cheaper to live in. The program is called On-Bill financing, and the idea behind it is simple: New York will pay an energy efficiency professional to do approved work on your home, and you pay that money back at a super low rate through a monthly charge added to your utility bill.