September 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Matt Michenfelder, Building Energy Conservation Coordinator
Want to improve home energy efficiency? HELP is on the way
James City County’s Office of Housing and Community Development recently launched the Home Energy Loss Prevention (HELP) Program to help homeowners take advantage of existing County, State and Federal home energy efficiency opportunities. The HELP website, www.jccenergyhelp.org, is full of information for both homeowners and contractors. Homeowners can find information on energy assessments, ways to improve energy efficiency and help with finding a local area professional to perform the work. Contractors can learn about training opportunities and current energy efficiency projects being offered in the County.
Current HELP programs include a limited number of rebates on energy assessments for homeowners to help locate inefficient areas in the home. A lack of insulation, air leaks and unsealed ductwork can be hard to detect and have a large impact on a home’s energy usage. Energy assessments can help homeowners locate these problem areas. In addition to the rebates, homeowners can apply for zero percent interest loans for County residents interested in improving their homes’ energy efficiency.
James City County homeowners are invited to learn more about the HELP program at a free workshop Sept. 27 at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Rd. from 5:30-7:30 p.m. At the workshop, homeowners will learn about home energy assessments and the rebate and loan program and see demonstrations on locating and fixing common energy inefficient areas of the home.
For more information, visit the HELP website at www.jccenergyhelp.org or call the Office of Housing and Community Development at 757-259-5340.
To RSVP for the September 27 workshop, call Matt Michenfelder at 757-259-5342.