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+
- a veteran
- or a low-moderate income home (see table below)
you likely qualify for a FREE assessment or Bright Box.
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.