Save Money on Energy Costs
Sustainable Works, a local non-profit, has a program to help residents reduce home energy use and costs. Here is their recent press release.
Seattle, Wash. (January, 2012) –Seattle residents have an exciting opportunity to access stimulus funds to improve the energy efficiency of their home through a City of Seattle program called Community Power Works. SustainableWorks, a Puget Sound based non-profit, with the mission of helping homeowners save energy and reduce their carbon footprint all while building a stronger economy for Washington workers, is one of the contractors offering reduced costs home energy audits and retrofits through the Community Power Works project. The purpose of this stimulus-funded program is to help homeowners make home improvements that reduce their energy use and energy bills. Participants can save on items like furnaces, air sealing, insulation, and hot water heaters that reduce their energy costs. SustainableWorks also offers solar projects to motivated homeowners. To learn more about the program, or to sign-up, please visit www.sustainableworks.com, or call
the SustainableWorks office at 206-575-2252.
The process begins with a pre-audit to determine eligibility followed by a professional energy audit. Worth approximately $400, the cost of the audit to the homeowner is $95. An energy consultant then explains to the homeowner where they are losing energy and suggests the most cost effective energy saving improvements. Contractors managed by SustainableWorks then complete the energy saving measures chosen by the homeowner. Community Power Works offers stimulus and utility incentives to cover a portion of the project cost. SustainableWorks also bundles projects with your neighbors to further reduce the cost of projects. Zero to low-interest financing is also available to help homeowners afford their projects.
SustainableWorks is a non-profit focused on creating quality jobs and improving the environment with residential and small commercial energy retrofit projects facilitated through community engagement and participation. SustainableWorks utilizes a $4 million Community Energy Efficiency Program Grant to retrofit homes and small businesses in moderate-income neighborhoods in Spokane, Pierce, King,
and Snohomish counties over the next 2 years. SustainableWorks is also part of the City of Seattle Community Power Works program.