December 20, 2012
10 contractors recognized for their commitment to providing low-income homeowners with no-cost energy efficiency solutions
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has recognized 10 exceptional contractors across the state whose efforts have helped low-income New Yorkers to reduce their energy bills and improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The contractors, all participants in the EmPower New York program, were recently acknowledged at regional contractor meetings.
Top billing went to NYS Energy Audits of Brooklyn -- named Contractor of the Year for its ability to reach untapped demographics, commitment to excellence, consummate professionalism and dedication to providing quality service.
Other contractors that received Outstanding Contractor awards are:
- Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County, Watertown
- DA Goudreau, Mannsville
- Energy Management Technical Services, New Hartford
- Energy Savings Solutions, Cheektowaga
- Green Home Logic, West Hempstead
- Home Energy Consultants, Pleasant Valley
- Ideal Energy Solutions, East Aurora
- New Buffalo Impact, Tonawanda
- Superior Energy Innovations, Jamestown
- Town Building Systems, Sanborn
“Congratulations to all the winners for their efforts and dedication to providing low-income residents with valuable solutions to lower their energy bills and make their homes more energy efficient,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO, NYSERDA. “Our partnership with these contractors and their colleagues is instrumental in supporting Governor Cuomo’s commitment to energy efficiency while helping those most in need. NYSERDA is proud to recognize their outstanding work in the EmPower New York program.”
With more than 100 contractors participating in the program, EmPower New York staff determines award winners by quality assurance scores, average completion time, work volume and overall commitment to the program.
EmPower New York services are free to income-eligible households and anyone eligible for HEAP (earning 60 percent of the state median household income) is eligible for EmPower. Services include high-efficiency lighting and replacement of inefficient refrigerators and freezers with new ENERGY STAR® qualified models; heating efficiency services, such as insulation and air sealing; and health and safety testing to ensure the home is properly ventilated and combustion gases are not escaping into the living space.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.
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