News : Efficiency Maine Home Energy Savings ends, but with encouraging verdict

Oct 28, 2011

From Foster's Daily Democrat

By Jim Cavan

A little more than a year after its initial launch, the Efficiency Maine Home Energy Savings Program – the stimulus-funded initiative which provided cash incentives to Mainers who undertook various energy efficiency measures – has officially invested 100% of its money.

Overall, 4,931 homes received comprehensive energy audits through the program. 3,184 of those homes – about 65% of those audited – received substantial upgrades, resulting in an average savings of 40% per home. That works out to about a $1,400 per home savings annually, or $4.5 million statewide...

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