FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sharon Cooke
November 17, 2006
District Department of the Environment
Energy Office (DDOE)
2000 14th St., NW, 3rd floor Washington, DC 20009
FREE Home Energy Audits Available
The District Department Environment’ s (DDOE) Energy division, in partnership with Honeywell Corporation is offering FREE Home Energy Rating System audits (HERS). DDOE offers free home energy audits to DC single family homeowner’s interested in addressing energy efficiency. A Honeywell certified energy auditor will identify a home’s energy deficiencies and provide homeowners with cost- effective recommendations, that when installed will reduce energy loss in the home.
Along with the audit, interested homeowners will be provided a list of DDOE’s partnering financial institutions (Industrial Bank, DC Government Federal Credit Union, or the Operation HOPE Center) to apply for an energy efficient mortgage and/or loan (EEM/loans) enabling the purchase of audit recommended measures or improvements.
Standard credit requirements are a determining factor to qualify for an EEM.
The only program eligibility requirements are District residency and District homeownership. Interested persons are encouraged to call the Energy Hotline at (202) 673-6750 to schedule a FREE audit.
For more information on the HERS program please visit the DDOE website at www.ddoe.dc. gov.