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Home Assessment and Retrofit Program

The E-Conservation Program has funding to provide 250 North Carolina homes with an assessment and retrofit in 2014. The home assessments and retrofits will be performed by professional home energy contractors. Please read the requirements below and, if interested in participating, complete this participation request form –

  • Approximately $800 total cost per home  ($700 covered by E-Conservation and $100 covered by Homeowner)
  • $200 of cost goes toward assessment and approximately $600 goes toward identified low-cost retrofit measures such as air sealing, CFLs, water heater insulation, and  attic access insulation). Retrofit measures will vary from home to home, depending on assessment findings.

Home Requirements:

  • Does not exceed 2200 square feet in conditioned (living) space
  • Built prior to 2006
  • Located in North Carolina

Homeowner Requirements:

  • Owns the home
  • Pays Auditor $100 by check (preferred method – made out to auditor) or cash at the time of the assessment
  • Creates an online account with each of their utilities (electric, water, gas, etc) and creates an account with ResiSpeak, our utility data collection provider
  • Maintains online utility accounts with utility companies and ResiSpeak for 2 years after the date of home assessment so E-Conservation can collect usage data
  • Is present in the home at the time of the assessment and retrofit
  • Participates in follow-up E-Conservation questionnaires about assessment and retrofit outcomes

Once the contractor has assessed the energy loss issues of a home ($200 value), they will perform tasks (retrofits) that will make the home more energy efficient, leading to savings for the homeowner.

  • Examples of possible retrofit measures that contractors will do while visiting a home (up to $600 in retrofit measures):

Retrofit Measures List

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