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Home Performance with ENERGY STARĀ®


 Free or Reduced Cost Home Assessment

The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program offers free or reduced-cost home energy assessments, also referred to as an energy audit, to income-eligible owners of 1- to 4- unit residential buildings*. A participating Building Performance Institute (BPI) Accredited Home Performance Contractor, like CNY Home Tech Services will provide a home assessment to identify energy saving opportunities.

To qualify for a free or reduced-cost home energy assessment you must:

  • Own the 1- to 4- unit residential buildings;
  • Have a total household income at or below 200 percent (free) - 400 percent (reduced cost) of Area Median Income (AMI) [PDF]
  • Have not previously received a free/reduced cost assessment; and
  • Provide a summary of the annual electric and heating usage for the building (a utility bill that lists annual usage and/or a 12-24 month summary from an oil, propane, or other heating fuel vendor).

General terms and conditions:

  • Free or reduced-cost assessments are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are fully committed;
  • Audits must be performed by a participating BPI Accredited Home Performance Contractor in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program;
  • The maximum assessment reimbursement amount is subject to verification of the building type (1-4 residential units) and total conditioned square footage above grade by the participating BPI Accredited contractor performing the energy audit
  • The audit reservation number is only valid for ninety (90) days;
  • The audit reservation number is only valid for one assessment; and,
  • One free or reduced cost residential energy assessment per eligible building owner.

Opt Out:

Customers may choose to opt out of the free and reduced cost audits. Customers who choose to opt out will be required to provide a written statement to the contractor that they choose to proceed without a free or reduced cost energy audit. A customer that opts out and pays a market rate for the assessment and comprehensive modeling will remain eligible for the Green Jobs - Green New York financing and the High Efficiency Measure Incentive.

* Financing, energy audits, and workforce development opportunities made available through the Green Jobs - Green NY Act of 2009.  

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