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Green Homes Brookline offering energy efficiency assessments

Posted by Brock Parker  March 26, 2012 05:13 PM

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Brookline residents can still sign up for a home energy assessment through the town-sponsored Green Homes Brookline Initiative.

The energy efficiency program launched in July of 2010 has provided no-cost home energy assessments to 600 homes in Brookline, according to Green Homes Brookline.
The program is designed to help Brookline residents get rebates and connect them with other programs that make saving energy at home inexpensive and easy.

Through May 1, Brookline residents can sign up for a special offer for up to $3,500 in no-cost energy upgrades.

Participants who have received a home energy assessment have saved up to $200 a year with the installation of CFL light bulbs, aerators and programmable thermostats. A complete weatherization of a home that includes insulation and air sealing can save a resident up to $600 in energy costs per year, according to Green Homes Brookline.

“In Brookline our homes and apartments are a source of pride for many residents,” said Brookline Selectwoman Jesse Mermell in a press release. “Green Homes Brookline demonstrates how we can save money now while creating jobs and reducing our impact on the environment for years.”

The Green Homes Brookline partners with Climate Action Brookline, the Mass Energy Consumers Alliance, Next Step Living and Mass Save to serve residents in the town. The town has also dedicated federal stimulus dollars to help moderate income families take advantage of the energy efficiency program.

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