New Haven Program Helps Make Energy Efficient Homes

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    Ken Carney of Baybrook Remodelers knows all the different ways to make homes more energy efficient. One of those products, which is very important, is a double-pane energy efficient vinyl window, said Ken Carney, while displaying some of the products at his West Haven store.But he also knows that making a home more energy efficient can come with a hefty price tag. It could be as inexpensive as weather-stripping or changing light bulbs. It could be very expensive when we're talking about putting in new boilers and on-demand water systems, said Carney.It can range from a couple thousand dollars to $50,000-60,000.A new program in New Haven is hoping to help residents make energy efficient changes to their homes.It's called ReNewHaven, and it offers $30,000 in incentives for people to renovate their homes. Another $10,000 is being offered as an incentive to buy a home in New Haven, and another $40,000 is available through New Haven's Promise Program, which offers scholarships to students who qualify. These programs are designed to attract people here to buy housing and be part of our community for a long period of time, said Erik Johnson, Executive Director of the Livable City Initiative.There are stipulations to the incentives, which mostly come in the form of forgivable loans. Homeowners will have to stay in their homes for set periods of time and meet income requirements. That means if you're a person of one, that's $69,000 a year. If you're a family of four, that's just under $100,000 a year, said Johnson.More information is available online at ReNewHavenCT.com.

    Ken Carney of Baybrook Remodelers knows all the different ways to make homes more energy efficient.

    “One of those products, which is very important, is a double-pane energy efficient vinyl window,” said Ken Carney, while displaying some of the products at his West Haven store.

    But he also knows that making a home more energy efficient can come with a hefty price tag.

    “It could be as inexpensive as weather-stripping or changing light bulbs. It could be very expensive when we're talking about putting in new boilers and on-demand water systems,” said Carney.

    It can range from a couple thousand dollars to $50,000-60,000.

    A new program in New Haven is working to help residents make energy efficient changes to their homes.

    It's called ReNewHaven, and it offers $30,000 in incentives for people to renovate their homes. Another $10,000 is being offered as an incentive to buy a home in New Haven, and another $40,000 is available through New Haven's Promise Program, which offers scholarships to students who qualify.

    “These programs are designed to attract people here to buy housing and be part of our community for a long period of time,” said Erik Johnson, Executive Director of the Livable City Initiative.

    There are stipulations to the incentives, which mostly come in the form of forgivable loans. Homeowners will have to stay in their homes for set periods of time and meet income requirements.

    “That means if you're a person of one, that's $69,000 a year. If you're a family of four, that's just under $100,000 a year,” said Johnson.

    More information is available online at ReNewHavenCT.com.