Weatherization Program

Weatherization Assistance Program

This program helps income-eligible households by reducing their energy costs and improving the safety of their homes through energy efficiency measures.  Both single-family and multi-family buildings may be weatherized. Program services are available to homeowners, renters and landlords with income eligible tenants.  Currently a family of four is eligible if their gross income is at or below $50,000 per year.  If the household income is over this amount, they may qualify for the Home Performance with Energy Star program. 

EmPower New York Program

Sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), this program also assists households with a limited income to take control of their energy use.  COI will evaluate the home and provide energy efficiency services, such as high-efficiency lighting, refrigerator replacement, and insulation, all at no cost.   Plus, we can show people how to better manage their energy costs.   This program is also available to people who may have received weatherization services in the past.

NYSERDA Energy Star Program

This program offers valuable financial cash back incentives, grants, and low interest financing that help make energy efficiency improvements affordable for most people.   COI can work with homeowners with an annual gross income up to $284,000 per year.  Free energy audits are available if the annual household income is less than $142,000. 

Columbia Opportunities, Inc., a Building Performance Institute (BPI) accredited contractor has over thirty years experience in the auditing/energy conservation field. 

For further information or an application please call (518) 828-4611 or (518) 672-7268. 

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