As part of the County’s EECBG Benchmarking, Education and Outreach activity, the county will complete energy efficiency upgrades for one (1) Lake County home and one (1) Lake County small business. For the selected participants, the county will hire a contractor, and using EECBG funds, complete an energy efficiency retrofit on each at no cost to the owner.
The entry period ended September 30, 2010. The drawing will be held on October 15, 2010.
To be eligible to submit an entry, the following minimum qualifications apply:
- Structure is located in Lake County
- Structure is owner-occupied (residential entries)
- Structure is a single-family, site-built dwelling (residential entries)
- Structure is not a mobile or manufactured home
- Owner has one year of electric service history at structure
- Structure's Certificate of Occupancy received prior to January 1, 2000
- Structure is not on any historic registry or within a historic district
- No energy efficiency upgrades to the structure in the past 10 years *
- For small business owner, monthly energy usage must be 50 kilowatts or less (less than 20,000 kilowatt hours per month)
- Candidate is not employed by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) or the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) and is not an immediate family member of a Lake County BCC or USDOE employee **
* Energy efficiency upgrades include:
Installation of: new HVAC (air conditioning system), new water heater, windows, attic insulation; solar panels.
** Immediate Family defined: Any parent, spouse, child or sibling.
- Complete Online Energy Audit by logging onto Home Energy Saver and complete the information specific to your home. Please note that, at a minimum, the Quick Input under the Describe tab, including the General, Building Design, and Appliance and Equipment sections must be complete. As you enter your home’s specific information on each page, mark yes on the bottom left that you have finished the page. Please be aware that an excessive number of default answers in the Describe tab will deem your audit incomplete, thus making your Retrofit Pilot Program Entry invalid. Save the session number on the upper left as it will be required on your Retrofit Pilot Program Entry Form. If you need to return to your Home Energy Saver Audit, simply enter in your previous Session Number.
Complete the Retrofit Pilot Program Entry Form
- Complete the Retrofit Pilot Entry Form
Entries must be received by September 30, 2010. Lake County will select one home and one small business on October 15, 2010.
As a condition to receiving the energy efficiency upgrades associated with the retrofit pilot program, participants must enter into an agreement with Lake County that will address, at a minimum, the following:
- Attestation that the structure is owner occupied, the Certificate of Occupancy received prior to January 1, 2000, and has received no prior energy retrofits.
- Acknowledgement that Lake County will determine upgrades to be completed, select contractor, and supervise installation.
- Permission to photograph, publicize improvements, and perform inspections.
- Agreement to share electric utility bills for a minimum of 18 months, permission to publicize cost savings and resulting energy savings from the retrofit.
Acknowledgment: This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under Award Number DE-EE0000786.
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