Omaha and Lincoln Residents Save With reEnergize Program
Apr, 2 2013 02:04
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s BetterBuildings Program, the reEnergize Program is a collaborative effort between the cities of Omaha and Lincoln to build energy smart communities. Our plan is to work with highly qualified contractors to provide professional energy evaluations on a total of 180 commercial and nonprofit buildings and complete whole-home performance energy upgrades on 2,100 residences between January 2011 and May 2013. Over the three-year span of the grant, we intend to grow the reEnergize Program to allow owners of all building types access to a streamlined process, financing opportunities, and a qualified workforce for energy-efficiency services. With this opportunity, the reEnergize Program will serve as a catalyst, intending to build consumer demand and contractor supply for energy-saving building improvements and to reduce energy use in local buildings.
The City of Omaha is managing the grant and reEnergize is partnering with the City of Lincoln to meet their goal of 2,100 homes by May 2013
reEnergize has participant navigators in both Omaha and Lincoln and additional staff members in both cities that can help you with your process. Contact them at info@reEnergizeProgram.org or 877-402-5111 extension 2 for Omaha and 3 for Lincoln
They have a team of local experts for technical support and dozens of community partners in Omaha and Lincoln
There are two different ways to participate for residents in Lincoln and Omaha. Learn more here
Market Transformation - Creating local green jobs while providing healthy competition and greater access to energy saving materials.
Developing More Quality Energy Professionals - We have partnered with local educational institutions to provide nationally proven curriculum that promotes customized solutions in your home.
Striving to Increase home energy efficiency by 25% while creating healthier environments to live and play- Project work must meet a minimum of 15% annual energy savings, that means great savings for you and a more comfortable and safe home. It's also a form of environmental and resource stewardship.