Updated: Retail Supplier Partners With Nonprofit To Provide Energy Efficiency Audits, Services
November 25, 2019 Email This Story Copyright 2010-19 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Starting December 1, Pennsylvania-based retail supplier The Energy Co-op will begin offering its members comprehensive energy efficiency audits performed by certified technicians trained by the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), a Philadelphia nonprofit.
ECA’s mission is to help people conserve energy and, as described by The Energy Co-op, "to promote a sustainable and socially equitable energy future for all."
The agency maintains a network of Neighborhood Energy Centers, the Heater Hotline, and the Knight Green Jobs Training Center, in addition to retrofitting over 400 homes every year.
"ECA’s home energy audit is performed by a nationally certified energy analyst using diagnostic tools that identify every energy saving opportunity in the home. All collected data is modeled to report on low-hanging fruit opportunities as well the key areas that can substantially reduce energy costs. ECA will deliver a comprehensive audit report that not only pinpoints equipment and structural causes of energy waste but also consumer habits that result in higher energy bills. Seasoned energy analysts will provide an in-depth education on how the home uses and loses energy in addition to how the homeowner can modify their behavior to complement their energy efficiency upgrades. With this guidance, consumer behavior and informed use of a programmable thermostat can make a substantive impact on usage and expense," The Energy Co-op said
In addition, the audit report lists measures, including retrofits and best practices, that home and business owners can pursue to reduce both energy waste and utility bills. ECA will also offer fee-for-service retrofits and upgrades to Energy Co-op members who request them following an audit. These may include air infiltration sealing, insulation improvement, furnace upgrades, and window and HVAC repair or replacement.