NEW CASTLE — U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm traveled to Delaware to announce that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Performance with Energy Star program has retrofitted one million American homes with energy efficiency measures, saving consumers more than $7.7 billion in energy costs and generated homegrown green-collar jobs.
The announcement was made with U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester at the home of Javier Paula in New Castle. Since her home assessment, Ms. Paula will save an estimated $400 annually, or about 17.5% of her annual energy costs.
The Department of Energy administers the national home improvement program in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that the nation sees improvement in the energy efficiency of single-family and low-rise multi family homes.
Homeowners in Delaware can participate in the Home Performance with Energy Star program by calling 877-524-1339 or by visiting here.
Energize Delaware and its group of partners work together to help Delaware residents realize the value of reducing their carbon footprint and energy bills through weatherization, Home Performance with Energy Star program, financing solar and other energy efficiency measures.