October 5, 2017
The Town of Greenfield encourages residents and businesses to join us in celebrating the second annual Energy Efficiency Day (EE Day) this Thursday, October 5, 2017 by signing up for a no cost energy assessment from MassSave. Such a celebration is especially appropriate coming as it was just announced that Massachusetts was ranked the number one state in the country for energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the 7th year in a row. Energy Efficiency day is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, and individuals working to promote energy efficiency, which is the least expensive and quickest way to cut consumer bills and reduce pollution.
Greenfield has been selected to participate in a brand new initiative called ener-G-save, a program funded by area philanthropist Harold Grinspoon. Ener-G-save uses thermal images to illustrate areas of heat loss to homeowners and shows them targeted energy improvements to save energy and money while making their homes more comfortable year round. Ener-G-save will send thermal reports to 25,000 homeowners in 10 Pioneer Valley towns along with providing a staffed hotline to help residents schedule energy assessments and learn about rebates and incentives. This program aims to help homeowners take advantage of the great no and low cost energy programs available to all utility customers in the Commonwealth. Keep a look out for your report to arrive in the mail soon, or learn more about ener-G-save now by visiting www.ener-g-save.com or calling 413-279-9141. All Greenfield residents are invited to take advantage of the hotline regardless of whether they receive a thermal report.
Mayor Martin said: "Energy efficiency is the most cost-effective method of reducing utility costs and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. We are very grateful to participate in this important ener-G-save effort by the Grinspoon Foundation. We’re confident these detailed thermal image reports will spur increased participation in our nationally-recognized efficiency programs. I highly encourage residents to schedule a no cost energy assessment to make their homes more comfortable and save money.”
Did you know that each Massachusetts resident spends an average of $2,500 annually on energy bills for their home? Of this, 59% is used for home heating. Through conservation measures such as sealing leaks, adding insulation, or upgrading appliances, residents can significantly reduce these costs, and make their home more comfortable at the same time.
A Mass Save energy assessment costs you nothing and helps you determine the best ways to save energy in your home. Free LED light bulbs, water-saving devices, programmable thermostats and air-sealing (getting rid of those leaks) are also free with your assessment. In addition, if further energy upgrades are recommended, MassSave will pay 75% of the cost for your new insulation. Be sure to ask about 0% interest HEAT loans for more expensive out of pocket costs like new efficient heating systems. Call the ener-G-save hotline to learn more, or go to www.massave.com.