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  • CharlestonWISE is the City’s comprehensive new energy efficiency program that will provide expert assistance to take the guesswork out of making your home or business more energy efficient.

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  • 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
    • CharlestonWISE
    • Energy Saver Loans
    • Qualified Applicants Can Borrow
            • $1500 up to $15,000
            • 7.99% APR
            • 3, 5 or 10 year terms
  • To apply today, visit:
  • 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
    • Written Assessment
    • Recommended Improvements
  • 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
      • $2050
    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
    • Customer Feedback
    • 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
  • Thank you for supporting us!