Charleston wise may 10 2011Presentation Transcript
Charleston Green Committee May 10, 2011 Get Energy Wise with CharlestonWISE !
CharlestonWISE is a collaboration : City of Charleston The Sustainability Institute Abundant Power
Why Energy Efficiency? South Carolina homeowners spend more on energy than the U.S. average, even with lower energy prices!
Plus, you told us energy efficiency is important to you…
83% of Charleston County respondents said saving energy in their home is important to them.
Almost two-thirds said they planned to take some measures in the coming year to use less energy at home.
Why Important to You? Messaging Saving Money Energy improvements can reduce your annual energy costs up to 30% or more ! Cleaner air, balanced humidity & dryness = more comfortable and healthier homes Preserving the quality of life for future generations is important to us Comfort & Health Protecting Our Environment
CharlestonWISE - Your One Stop Shop for Energy Efficiency!
Customized & Unbiased Energy-Savings Assessment
Expert Help with Bid and Contractor Selection
Assistance with Rebates and Financing
Post Improvement Evaluation of Savings
CharlestonWISE INSTANT Rebates
Save up to $900 !
Up to $200 INSTANT Rebate on an Energy Assessment
$200 INSTANT Rebate on Completed Improvements that achieve a 15% or better energy savings
$500 Bonus INSTANT Rebate on Completed Improvements that achieve a 20% or better energy savings
Energy Saver Loans
Qualified Applicants Can Borrow
$1500 up to $15,000
3, 5 or 10 year terms
To apply today, visit: www.charlestonwise.com
Select an Energy Advocate and Complete THE ASSESSMENT
Single most important step to quality work and successful home energy improvements
Blower Door Test
Duct Blaster Test
Select a Contractor and Complete THE IMPROVEMENTS Air Sealing Sealing holes or “bypasses” in floors, walls and ceilings is an inexpensive way to tighten up your house.
Properly Installed Insulation Bad Good
Home Energy Improvements Attic Hatches CFL Replacements Capping Canned Lights
882 White Point Blvd TEST PRE POST Improvement Blower Door 3650/ 41% ACH 3000 18% Duct Blaster 265 CFM 16.5% 87 CFM!!! .05CFM 67%
882 White Point Blvd
Rebates and Incentives
CWISE INSTANT Rebate: $700
SCE&G Air Sealing Rebate $850
SCE&G Duct Sealing Rebate $150
SCE&G Duct Insulation Rebate $150
SCE&G Assessment Rebate $200
Plus an Energy Star Tax Credit of $350
882 White Point Blvd Cost of Improvements: $5100 Total Incentives $2400 Final Homeowner Cost $2700 Percent Offset 47% Estimate annual savings and return on investment to be completed using modeling software and provided to the homeowner.
882 White Point Blvd
House is less humid
AC is functioning better
Back bedroom is not a different temperature from other bedrooms
My crawlspace is immaculate!
“ I definitely feel a difference. The house is more comfortable. I was very impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of the advocate and contractor.” Susan Collins
LAST CHANCE Home Energy Makeover Contest! 2 Lucky Homeowners will win up to $10,000 in energy efficiency improvements! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 31 st