Grant will help Rochester homes become more energy efficient

The City of Rochester received a $150,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for a campaign to encourage homeowners to install energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.

Through the grant, the city will partner with PathStone Corporation Home Rehabilitation and Energy Services to launch the campaign to raise awareness and increase the installation of such “clean heating and cooling systems” as air- and ground-source heat pumps and heat pump water heaters, according to information from Mayor Lovely Warren’s office.

The program also will provide access to such home energy-efficiency measures as energy audits and offer competitive pricing for city residents to purchase and install the systems.

Rochester is one of eight clean heating and cooling grant recipients across the state. The grant will play a key role in the goal city’s Climate Action Plan goal of reducing 2010 greenhouse gas emission levels by 40 percent by 2030.

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