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United Way of Long Island Partners with Town of Islip on Home Energy Audit

The Town of Islip Community Development Agency (CDA) has partnered with United Way of Long Island to administer the Home Energy Audit and Retrofit Program. 

The CDA has contracted United Way of Long Island to provide up to 112 free energy audits and retrofits to Islip Town residences.  The audits, retrofits and implementation measures will be performed by United Way of Long Island staff who carry Home Energy Survey Professionals (HESP) and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) certifications. 

The program will be administered by the Town of Islip CDA.  United Way will help guide and educate homeowners through the process of going Green by referring them to the professional services and available programs they need to make their energy efficient retrofit a reality. Households will receive a RESNET Level-2 Home Energy Survey/Clipboard Audit that includes a health and safety inspection (all gas appliances, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and identification of other environmental hazards), air sealing weatherization, insulation, energy saving fluorescent light bulbs and client education with an energy case manager with recommendations to achieve deeper energy savings.

United Way of Long Island will enroll modest income homeowners and families residing in the Town of Islip, as well as previous recipients of a Project Warmth grant.  Project Warmth – administered by United Way – is Long Island’s only non-government fuel fund that provides one-time grants to oil and utility companies on behalf of residents facing heating emergencies.  Last year, the Fuel Fund assisted more than 200 homeowners within the Town.

Town of Islip homeowners must apply for this program by June 1, 2012.  For more information and enrollment instructions, contact United Way of Long Island’s Housing Division at 631.940.3721.