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The City of Berkeley has launched a “Money for Energy Efficiency” Program. The program will allow 120 homes to receive up to $8,500 in rebates for energy efficiency improvements.

The rebates can be applied to:

o   Comprehensive Energy Audit

o   Attic, Wall & Floor Insulation

o   Draft and Duct Sealing

o   Energy Efficient Lighting Improvements

o   Door, Window, Furnace & Water Heater Replacements

The funding comes from federal stimulus money awarded to Berkeley by the U.S. Department of Energy under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act and will be awarded to homeowners though a lottery.

To sign up for the program go to the program website and submit your application before the July 20 deadline.

Remember, energy independence starts at home.

-Nat Smith

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.