Thursday, March 25, 2010

Get Some Green for Going Green: GA Power Home Performance with Energy Star

This is the second post regarding tax incentives that are available for Decaturites that are "going green." This information is brought to you by the Decatur Environmental Sustainability Board. You can read our last post about the Georgia Appliance Rebate Program by clicking HERE.

Georgia Power- Home Performance with Energy Star Rebate Program
Georgia Power offers up to $1900 in rebates to customers who hire "Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Contractors" to make energy efficiency improvements in their homes. These contractors are certified by the Building Performance Institute and are registered with Georgia Power as participating contractors.

How does the process work?
  1. First customers must chose a contractor from Georgia Power's list of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Contractors.
  2. GA Power customers are pre-screened by discussing the program with a contractor.
  3. After the pre-screening process, the contractor will determine if a Home Performance assessment is the next step.

Once it is determined that a Home Performance assessment is appropriate:

  1. The customer and contractor agree to the initial Home Performance assessment and all contractor fees. Necessary appointments are set.
  2. The contractor meets the customer at their home to perform the Home Performance assessment, which covers: a visual walkthrough, a diagnostic analysis, and a list of necessary improvements.
  3. Once assessment is complete, the customer is responsible for paying the contractor the total cost of The Home Performance assessment. The cost of the comprehensive home assessment varies between contractors. Please ask your contractor about the comprehensive home assessment fee.
  4. Once the work is complete and the customer has paid the contractor, the contractor submits the rebate forms to Georgia Power on behalf of the customer for the corresponding rebates.

Rebates are offered in the following amounts for a variety of improvements:

For more information, please visit:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Lena Stevens
Resource Conservation Coordinator
City of Decatur, Georgia

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