Green Iowa Americorps First-Step Home Efficiency Program

The Green Iowa AmeriCorps First-step Home Energy Assessment program has helped over 1,000 homes in northeast Iowa become more energy-efficient, saving the average homeowner over $120 on utility bills annually! These programs serves households in Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Fayette, and Clayton counties.

The efficiency program is made up of 2 parts.  The first part is an install of high efficient LED bulbs and low-flow faucets.  The second part is combustion safety testing on appliances and using a blower-door to test the air leakage of the home.

Most of the savings come from switching to high efficiency LED bulbs.

Read the brochure for more program details.

First-Step Home Energy Assessment

Call our office (563) 382-4207 ext 2 to schedule your appointment.

Click here to sign up for an audit or call (563) 382-4207 ext 2#.

Note: If your attic has vermiculite, the team will be unable to perform a blower door test due to safety regulations.

Cost for Assessments:

If you are:

  • age 65+
  • disabled
  • a veteran
  • or a low-moderate income home (see table below)

you likely qualify for a FREE assessment or Bright Box. 

Non-qualifying costs:

First-Step Audits:

Apartments: $70/$80 outside of Winneshiek County
Single-family homes: $125/$150* outside of Winneshiek County

The average home sees annual energy savings of over $120, making the typical payback period for non-qualifying homes just 6-9 months!

Click to below to be taken to the sign up form or call (563) 382-4207 ext. 2#

Thank You to Our Local Partners

The Regional Housing Trust Fund sponsors FREE Green Iowa Home Energy Assessments for low-moderate income, single-family homes in Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, and Winneshiek counties in northeast Iowa.

Sign up for our program when you sign up for low-income heating assistance (LIHEAP) or home weatherization at any NEIA Community Action office.