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Your news to stay up to date on important program updates for the DESEU Home Performance with Energy Star Program.


Issue 23 | February 2021

Welcome to Energize Delaware!

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Energize Delaware’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program takes a whole-house approach to reducing a home’s energy use while improving its comfort, durability and safety. Instead of tackling energy problems individually, such as replacing an old heating and cooling system or fixing leaky ductwork, Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® looks at a home as one system and recommends comprehensive improvements for better results.


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Reminder: All program questions from homeowners (such as billing and rebate inquiries) should be directed to 877-524-1339 or

Contractor Updates and Reminders

All Program Participants
Franklin Energy has MOVED. Our main office is now located in Central Delaware in Downtown Dover. Please send any correspondence to the address below and update any contact information you have that may contain the Newport address:
Franklin Energy, 500 W. Loockerman St., Suite 410, Dover, DE 19904

Energy Auditors

Verification – A reminder to verify whether the customer is new to the program or returning prior to the assessment. Audits are valid for four years from the day the audit was completed. After the four-year timeframe, the customer is welcome to re-enter the program but must pay the full cost of the audit. If the assessment is less than four years old, the customer may re-enter the program and use the audit on file to qualify for rebates.

If the audit is expired, you are responsible for communicating to the customer that the audit will need to be paid in full, by them, to qualify for available rebates. Energize DE only covers one assessment per address.

Terms & Conditions – A reminder, there are two different Terms & Conditions documents. One for the assessment and one for the project. Remember to have the assessment Terms & Conditions Agreement signed before conducting all HPwES energy assessments. You can find this document within OptiMiser OR in the Ongoing Resources section of Energize Delaware’s Contractor Portal.

Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR – We've seen a couple of project completions recently where the customer qualified for AHPwES but came through the Program as standard HPwES. Please be diligent in identifying potential AHPwES Customers. Our AHPwES income qualifications and customer application can be found on the Energize Delaware website, under Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.  

>>Click here for additional Program Updates


Virtual Home Energy Audit

Energize Delaware is rolling out a new online energy audit tool designed to help Delawareans with a quick and easy method to virtually determine if their home could benefit from energy conservation measures. The goal of the tool is to raise customer awareness of energy efficiency and to lead them to the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) Program assessment. Franklin Energy (the software creator) will be sending each Trade Ally of the HPwES Program, an email with instructions for how they can make this tool available for to their customers. We encourage our Program Partners to try the tool for yourselves and go to You will need a Delaware zip code to qualify. As always, please share your experience and feedback with us at


Welcome Aboard!

The Energize Delaware Team would like to give a warm welcome to all of our new Trade Allies! Since the start of 2020, we have had 16 new contractors enroll as participating contractors within our Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. Delaware HPwES customers now have 82 participating contractors to choose from!


Get an Easy $50 for Recycling Appliances

An old refrigerator or freezer can be a home’s biggest energy waster, costing you more than $80 per year to run. Delmarva Power now offers convenient, no-contact pickups at no additional cost. Let us recycle your old, working refrigerator or freezer, and we’ll give you $50. Plus, get an extra $25 if you recycle your working room air conditioner or dehumidifier at the same time.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delmarva Power is only collecting appliances from designated locations outside of customers’ residences, including garages, outbuildings and porches. No-contact pickups allow staff to safely collect and recycle your old appliances while you remain safely inside your home.

For more information or to schedule a pick up, customers may visit or call Delmarva Power at 1.888.997.9108.

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Select (1) date to attend – Open to all

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm

Must Register here 

Friday, February 19, 2021

10:00-11:00 am

Must Register here

Click here for more upcoming workshop dates.

Facebook Live Workshops 

Every Thursday at 2 p.m. 

on Energize Delaware’s Facebook page  

Different topic each week. No registration necessary.

View Past Recordings:

To submit newsletter topic requests or suggestions, please email


A Communal Effort: Upgrading Ellis Point

Written by Dan McBrien, Energy Advisor

Energize Delaware would like to recognize all our trade allies involved in coordinating and executing on the Ellis Point community project in Dagsboro over the past few months. This energy efficiency project, led by SchagrinGAS Company, was a huge success and a win-win for all those involved! This project serves as a great example of how communities can work together to get the most out of our Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.

Bob Kabacinski has been a homeowner within the Ellis Point community for 10 years. He and his wife are well known within the community, for good reason. Bob initiated this year’s home improvement project with SchagrinGAS as well as another similar communal project a few years back. Bob played a key role in organizing a large group of his neighbors to collectively participate in our Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program. A total of 20 Ellis Point homeowners teamed up to address their outdated water heating systems, only to find additional opportunities within the program.

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Energize Delaware   500 W. Loockerman Street  Suite 400  Dover, DE   19904   

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