News : Efficiency Maine Home Energy Savings Program Ends With Encouraging Verdict

Oct 28, 2011

From Portsmouth Patch

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 percent of its money.

An impressive number on its face, to be sure. But it certainly isn’t the only such one.

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

Read the full story in Portsmouth Patch here!