'Tis the Season to Make Your Home Warmer, Cozier and Greener for Winter!

Submitted by Doug Burke

As we head into winter, we become more conscious of the comfort levels of our homes and the cost of heating our homes.  It's an ideal time to think about sealing and insulating your home to make it more comfortable and energy efficient.  Fortunately there is a program to help with that project!

Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) offers highly qualified, closely supervised work to reduce energy usage in homes, which saves money and reduces global warming emissions.  It includes a subsidy for 70% of the cost of insulating and sealing your home, up to $1750.  EI2 has a goal of doing energy efficiency retrofits on at least 100 homes in Oak Park before the program expires in May 2013.

In November, EI2 is offering two free presentations to familiarize area residents with the program.  The first will be held on Tuesday November 13th at 7pm at the Buzz Cafe (second floor),  905 S. Lombard in Oak Park, no reservation required.  The second EI2 presentation will be held the following night, November 14th, at 7pm, at Fitzgerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn. Those attending at Fitzgerald's are asked to register in advance at http://www.CityOfHomes.org..

For information on the program, you can also call Pamela Brookstein at 708-252-0623 or email pamela@energyimpactillinois.org

Also see related articles:

Energy Impact Illinois:  "This rebate program rocks!"  (Article and video of OP Resident, Anne Jordan-Baker's experience with the EI2 program.)

Tighten Up your House, Save Money, and Lower Your Carbon Footprint (Overview of the Energy Impact Illinois Program)