New Buffalo Impact
June 2013 e-newsletter
Hello, I am Brian Paterson, Vice President of New Buffalo Impact. We are a nonprofit corporation established in 1998 to assist homeowners, both single and multi-family, to achieve energy savings in their homes. We offer a WholeHouse (comprehensive) Energy Audit which provides homeowners with a complete assessment of suggested energy related improvements and solutions. NBI also does all the work necessary to meet the improvement specifications. The purpose of this newsletter is to help you become aware of what you can do to lower your heating and cooling bills. Brian Paterson
Here are some great tips for cooling your home this summer while keeping a lid on energy usage and costs!
We pulled these tips from the U.S. Department of Energy. Here’s what they had to say.
Water heating can account for 14%-25% of the energy consumed in your home.
In case you missed this last month! New Buffalo Impact supports the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI).
NBI has added to our normal weatherization services to support the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI).
NBI auditors will now identify health and safety concerns, allowing crews already in the field to address the issues immediately.
When auditors find issues that are beyond the expertise of the NBI staff, particularly lead paint issues, then the issues will be referred to Erie County’s lead program. NBI will then track the status of that referral to allow for full weatherization services once the identified hazard has been eliminated.
New services offered by NBI in support of GHHI include:
The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative was charged in 2009 by the Council on Foundations and the White House Office of Recovery to lead the national efforts to integrate lead hazard control, healthy homes, weatherization, and energy efficiency work. This GHHI project is directed by The Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning (Coalition).
According to the GHHI website,www.greenandhealthyhomes.org, “The Coalition is committed to the creation of resources, programs, and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning and home-based environmental health hazards. We work in collaboration with families, community organizations, educators, government agencies, insurers, property owners, and health care providers to construct real, attainable and cost-effective means to create lead-safe and healthy homes. The Coalition is dedicated to the primary prevention of childhood lead poisoning and the creation of healthy home environments that eradicate environmental and social injustices and result in healthier children, better school performance, the revitalization of our housing stock and more productive communities.”
Schedule your comprehensive energy assessment from NBI.
A comprehensive energy assessment from NBI will analyze a house as a complete unit. The results will let a homeowner know where specific issues exist, and what can be done to correct them. A whole house approach to energy efficiency will pinpoint energy use areas of a home that need improvement.
A comprehensive home energy assessment from New Buffalo Impact gives a homeowner the whole picture.
Developing a home energy improvement plan based upon the results of a comprehensive audit, and following it, will save you money each day you reside in your home by reducing heating and cooling costs.
You can start saving now because NBI offers a free, or reduced cost, Comprehensive Energy Assessment.
In addition, New Buffalo Impact provides a free, no obligation, home energy improvement estimate based on assessment findings; helps customers apply for home energy improvement loans offering special low interest rates available through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR; completes all work with experienced work crews; and leaves your home as tidy as they found it!
Our community music/information programs are still available for 2013!
NBI is once again be sponsoring free energy savings tips and old time rock and roll music programs in the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2013. Events have been held in ten communities within WNY.The program combines information on ways NBI can help reduce heating and cooling costs, along with live music performed by Papa and Mama Root. NBI and Papa and Mama Root have been delivering these entertaining and informative events for the past four years to community organizations within the Western New York area.
These fun events can still be scheduled this summer and fall. For more information contact Papa and Mama Root at (716) 631-2023. Check out their web site at:www.papaandmamaroot.com.
The NBI web site is a great source for home energy improvement information and tips.
The NBI web site, atwww.newbuffaloimpact.com, is designed to be a money saving home energy improvement resource. We have included everything from self help tips to informative video clips.
So, check outwww.newbuffaloimpact.com and pass the address on to your friends.
And, do not forget, you can also read our monthly e newsletter right on the web site, and sign up to follow us on Twitter too!
Turn to NBI for energy efficient appliances.
When you work with NBI you'll get brand name appliances at lower than retail prices. We can even help you find out if you qualify for financial incentives for your appliance purchase.
Check us out for refrigerators, washers, dishwashers, stoves, furnaces, boilers, central air conditioning, hot water tanks and more!
Qualified appliances must be combined with at least one major measure installed by NBI such as air sealing, insulation, a heating system, or water heater. Maximum Assisted Subsidy for each appliance varies. For more information contact us today email@example.com, or call (716) 881-1477.
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