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NYSERDA PROGRAMS: $aving Home Energy Dollars


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The “Guess What Might Be Lurking in Your House” Energy Game - Guaranteed Fun for the Whole Family

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NYSERDA PROGRAMS: $aving Home Energy Dollars

  1. 1. NYSERDA PROGRAMS $ aving Home Energy Dollars
  2. 2. The “Guess What Might Be Lurking in Your House” Energy Game Guaranteed Fun for the Whole Family Created by Scott Shipley, Director of Technical Programs Community Energy Services
  3. 3. <ul><li>Rules of The Game: </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can play. </li></ul><ul><li>You may ask questions but you may not expect a straight answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Guess the answer to the questions and win valuable prizes*. </li></ul><ul><li>You must keep your own score with a rating system of your own choosing. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Feel Really Smart (Energy Smart that is) </li></ul><ul><li>Save Tremendous Amounts of Money*. </li></ul><ul><li>* This offer does not come with any actual prizes or money. </li></ul><ul><li>Any resemblance to buildings living or dead is purely coincidental. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What the heck is this anyway? <ul><li>An early prototype of a Martian invasion vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>A home still. </li></ul><ul><li>A Soviet style iron lung. </li></ul><ul><li>An isolation booth for recalcitrant employees. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is this used for? <ul><li>Automatically removing unwanted pests from homes. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-circulating combustion air for maximum efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing adequate evidence to nullify any potential insurance claim. </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplining recalcitrant employees. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is wrong with this picture? <ul><li>It depicts an inefficient means for delivering fiberglass fibers to the living space. </li></ul><ul><li>The duct system is unsafe because the hole is large enough for a head to become inadvertently stuck. </li></ul><ul><li>The color of the fiberglass clashes with the metallic sheen of the ductwork. </li></ul><ul><li>This device is of no apparent use for disciplining recalcitrant employees . </li></ul>
  7. 7. The following most closely describes this picture. <ul><li>A newly discovered life form from a recently surveyed deep sea vent. </li></ul><ul><li>A poorly groomed poodle that is hiding its head in shame </li></ul><ul><li>The latest in Antarctic explorer fashions. </li></ul><ul><li>A recalcitrant employee. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What do you see here? hint- the piece of tape says “Don’t touch” <ul><li>A prime example of micromanaging. </li></ul><ul><li>Someone with serious control issues. </li></ul><ul><li>An experimental device to study the effects of reverse psychology on human actions. </li></ul><ul><li>An office that has had significant problems with recalcitrant employees . </li></ul>
  9. 9. True or False Use the accompanying photo to answer the following. <ul><li>Heat rises. </li></ul><ul><li>Air flow can be influenced by the power of suggestion. </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t see energy it does not really exist. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes less heat to heat my home if I first heat the neighborhood. </li></ul><ul><li>Using more energy is better cause then we use up the oil and find better ways of doing stuff sooner. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people are made of money . </li></ul>
  10. 10. This is the result of… <ul><li>many years of smoking. </li></ul><ul><li>poor personal hygiene. </li></ul><ul><li>stress. </li></ul>
  11. 11. This homeowner should… <ul><li>open an indoor fish farm. </li></ul><ul><li>learn to walk on water. </li></ul><ul><li>bathe in the basement. </li></ul><ul><li>get certified in scuba diving . </li></ul>
  12. 12. This represents… <ul><li>proper wiring technique. </li></ul><ul><li>an excellent example of planning ahead for future failure by leaving easy access to electrical connections. </li></ul><ul><li>adequate evidence to nullify any potential insurance claim. </li></ul><ul><li>the high level of workmanship that we have all come to expect. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mold is… <ul><li>Everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Out to get me. </li></ul><ul><li>Natures way of recycling. </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Can you spot the active cooling? A) Is it here? B) Or here? C) Or here? D) Or here?
  15. 15. In case of emergency I should… <ul><li>follow the light of the closest soda machine to lead me to safety. </li></ul><ul><li>always carry exact change. </li></ul><ul><li>surround myself with vending machines to ward off evil spirits. </li></ul><ul><li>decide on my favorite beverage beforehand to prevent a waste of precious moments that might be better used saving myself. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Do you sometimes feel like… <ul><li>you are being watched? </li></ul><ul><li>your world has been turned upside down? </li></ul><ul><li>you live in a walk in cooler? </li></ul><ul><li>you are working at cross purposes? </li></ul>
  17. 17. The best way for me to save money is… <ul><li>make use of all available appliances at my disposal. </li></ul><ul><li>hold on to all my old appliances just in case cold fusion is ever developed and electricity gets really cheap. </li></ul><ul><li>regularly take my appliances for jaunts in the country to give them a better appreciation of nature so they then understand the importance for them to work more efficiently. </li></ul><ul><li>Plug in my refrigerator only when I want a cold beer. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Essay Question How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?
  19. 19. Thanks for Playing and Welcome to the World in Need of Energy Efficiency Improvements
  20. 20. What do you gain by fixing these problems? <ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort </li></ul><ul><li>Lower energy bills </li></ul><ul><li>A good conscience </li></ul>
  21. 21. What does society gain when we fix these problems? <ul><li>Solutions to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peak Oil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Injustice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. What Can You Do to Fix These Problems? <ul><li>Change to CFLs/turn off lights not in use </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain your heating system – change filters </li></ul><ul><li>Get rid of old refrigerators </li></ul><ul><li>Use a solar clothes dryer </li></ul><ul><li>Set hot water temp. at 120 degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Install a programmable thermostat </li></ul><ul><li>Insulate your attic and weatherize your house </li></ul>
  23. 23. Programs to help you fix these problems NYSERDA – New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Funded through the System Benefits Charge
  24. 24. NYSERDA PROGRAMS <ul><li>NYSERDA’s New York Energy $mart Program offers technical support and financial incentives for energy improvements in all kinds of buildings. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Technical Support <ul><li>Most NYSERDA programs start with a technical assessment or audit that tells you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated cost of measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated energy and cost savings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payback period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on financial incentives to pay for installation of recommended measures </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Financial Incentives <ul><li>Incentives for energy efficient equipment through the Enhanced Commercial Performance Program </li></ul><ul><li>Low-cost loans through the Energy $mart Loan program </li></ul><ul><li>Grants </li></ul>
  27. 27. NYSERDA Programs <ul><ul><li>Homes (existing and new homes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Businesses (including farms) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Churches, Schools, Libraries </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Residential Programs <ul><li>1-4 family homes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Performance with ENERGY STAR ® </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80% State Median Income and Below </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HEAP-eligible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York ENERGY STAR ® Labeled homes </li></ul><ul><li>Multifamily homes </li></ul>
  29. 29. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR ® ( for existing homes) <ul><li>Audit by BPI accredited contractor </li></ul><ul><li>Work scope developed </li></ul><ul><li>Financing arranged </li></ul><ul><li>Work completed </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives paid </li></ul>
  30. 30. Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® <ul><li>For households at 80% or below of </li></ul><ul><li>State Median Income </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$55,488 for family of four </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NYSERDA pays up to half the </li></ul><ul><li>cost of recommended improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant capped at $5,000 </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. EmPower New York <ul><li>HEAP Eligible Households </li></ul><ul><li>NYSERDA pays 100% of approved electric reduction and some weatherization improvements </li></ul>
  32. 32. New York ENERGY STAR ® Labeled (new) Homes ENERGY STAR Homes are 30% more efficient than homes built to code
  33. 33. New York ENERGY STAR ® Labeled Homes <ul><li>More comfortable and healthier </li></ul><ul><li>Lower energy bills year after year </li></ul><ul><li>Design review, inspection by HERS rater </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives for builder </li></ul>
  34. 34. Multifamily Buildings <ul><li>5 or more units </li></ul><ul><li>Technical assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Financial packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul><ul><li>Financial incentives </li></ul>
  35. 35. Solar & Wind <ul><li>Subsidies and tax credits for grid-connected solar PV and small wind systems </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  36. 36. Small Audits for businesses, government buildings and non-profit institutions <ul><li>You get $1,000 - $1,500 worth of engineering services for $100-$400 refundable fee </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses with annual electric bills under $75,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Same for churches, libraries, museums and other non-profit organizations </li></ul>
  37. 40. New Construction
  38. 41. Contact Information <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>1-866-NYSERDA </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>1-877-NY-SMART </li></ul>
  39. 42. Contact information <ul><li>Ann Heidenreich </li></ul><ul><li>315-379-9466 / </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Shipley </li></ul><ul><li>315-386-2740 / </li></ul>