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Green Light District | Home and Building Energy Efficiency

 
El Puente’s Green Light District team seeks to create a healthier, more energy efficient and sustainable environment in the community and other Brooklyn neighborhoods. We are currently working on the Green Jobs Green New York initiative with the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority [NYSERDA] to promote energy efficiency programs that help homeowners and building owners use less energy, save money and increase home and building comfort. We provide support and guidance to navigate NYSERDA’s energy efficiency programs easily.
 

 SAVES YOU MONEY
Money you save on energy is money you can use to cover other necessities
IMPROVES HOME COMFORT
Protection from extreme weather, fewer drafts, better air distribution, and less noise
   

HEALTH BENEFITS
Breathe healthy, fresh and clean air, and prevent pollutants and pests from entering
GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Saving energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and reduces the need to produce more energy

 

 

WHAT IS A HOME ASSESSMENT?

Also known as home energy audit, it’s a top-to-bottom evaluation of your home to identify where you are wasting energy. You will learn the root cause of any drafts, inconsistent temperatures, heating and cooling system failures, or other problems you may be experiencing.

Homeowners

  • Get a free or reduced cost energy audit to pinpoint where energy and money are being wasted.
  • Schedule an energy audit with a NYSERDA approved contractor.
  • Review the audit results and choose the improvements you would like make.
  • Learn about the financial options available for you that will help you achieve home energy efficiency improvements:
    • Free retrofit
    • Subsidy
    • Low-interest loan

Building owners

  • Identify the upgrades you want to do in your building.
  • If you need assistance, contact a contractor to perform a building assessment to help identify potential building improvements.
  • Learn about the incentive options requirements and find out which one is best for you.
  • Apply for the incentive
Experience higher operational efficiency, lower energy bills and live more comfortably.

For more information about the programs please contact:

Luisa Diaz de Leon  or Genesis Jerez

Phone: 718-387-0404 Ext 45

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]