The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009; State Energy Program
Basic Upgrade Package: up to $2,500
Advance Upgrade Package: up to $4,500
Basic Upgrade Package
The Basic Upgrade Package offers up to $2,500 for certain energy improvements. A participating contractor will implement these standard improvements as needed and apply for the $1,000 rebate on behalf of the homeowner:
- Air sealing
- Attic insulation
- Duct sealing
- Hot water pipe insulation
- Thermostat shut-off valve
- Carbon monoxide monitor
Advanced Upgrade Package
The Advanced Upgrade Package offers greater incentives for a wider variety of energy improvements. The program begins with a home energy assessment which will identify and prioritize potential energy savings for the home. The homeowner can then select a participating contractor to make the improvements. A rebate of up to 4,500 will be awarded to the homeowner based on the predicted energy savings, with a minimum required savings of 15%.
This Program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Buildings Program. The DOE has awarded over $500 million in federal funds to more than 40 states, local governments, and organizations to administer local programs targeting a variety of building types. Combined, these local programs are expected to improve the efficiency of more than 170,000 buildings through 2013 and save up to $65 million in energy costs annually.