March 3, 2022

Energize Delaware’s  Empowerment Grant awarded $95,000 to Applied Energy Group

Applied Energy Group (AEG)  to continue Low to Moderate Income (LMI) HVAC Rebates for rental properties. AEG’s extension of the  Rebate for Rental Units pilot expands the rebate program to more LMI properties. AEG’s partner, Milford Housing Development Corporation, enrolled two more properties, Savannah West Apartments and Milton Landing, in the Delmarva Power territory. The grant extension featured free in-unit direct install of LED lightings and low-flow devices to increase energy and bill savings at all participating properties.

“This Delaware Empowerment Grant Pilot is modeled after the best national energy efficiency programs for low-to-moderate rental properties. We worked with our partners to offer low-cost energy efficiency upgrades directly benefiting tenants. All 232 units in five participating properties will receive a free assessment and direct install measures,” said Bahareh van Boekhold, Program Manager with Applied Energy Group.  “This work will result in renter utility bills savings of estimated $59-$177 per year.” She added.

Efficient Home LLC, a trusted low-to-moderate auditor and direct install expert, is the subcontractor for delivering the audit and free DI measures. The DE Empowerment Grant allowed the piloting of a national best practice offering in Delaware.

For more information about the Energy Equity Fund and Empowerment Grant Program, please contact Jim Purcell, Empowerment Director of Development and Programs or visit our website at www.energyequityfund.org

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