Alaska Energy Efficiency Programs
Here in Alaska there is a wealth of programs available to help home, business, and public building owners become more energy efficient. Not only is this an environmentally friendly course of action, but becoming more energy efficient also saves money.
That being said, all these programs can be confusing. Here at the Alaska Conservation Blog we try to make being green as easy as possible. In keeping with that spirit we’ve provided you with some brief information on energy efficiency programs across the state below (click the links in the titles of each program for more information). If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Weatherization Program: This home weatherization program offers energy efficiency upgrades to low income households. Available for homeowners and renters statewide.
- Home Energy Rebate Program: This program has no income requirements and offers a rebate of up to $10,000 for qualifying home energy efficiency improvements.
- 5 Star Plus New Home Rebate: The New Home Rebate Program provides a $7,500 rebate for new 5 Star Plus Homes for the original owner.
- Energy Efficiency Interest Rate Reduction Program: In order to promote energy efficiency in new or remodeled homes, AHFC offers interest rate reductions up to 0.25%.
- Appliance Rebate for Alaskans with Disabilities: Through this program disabled Alaskans may be eligible to receive between $150-$500 for the purchase of specific Energy Star appliances. The rebate requests will only be accepted through November 30th of this year so hurry to take advantage of this program!
- Alaska Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund: This loan fund offers opportunities for public facilities to make energy efficiency improvements.
- Small Building Material Loan: Residential properties in designated ‘small communities’ can use this program to obtain financing to renovate or complete their property.
- Second Mortgage Program for Energy Conservation: Owners can obtain financing for energy improvements on primary residences.
- Village Energy Efficiency Program: The Village Energy Efficiency Program invests money to perform energy efficiency improvements to public buildings in Alaska villages and communities.
- Alaska Small Cities Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants: The funds for this program have already been distributed with completion of projects to be finished in 2012. This program utilized federal money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to fund energy efficiency and conservation improvements to public buildings and facilities in select Alaska communities.
- Alaska Commercial Energy Audit Program: This new program will reimburse most of the costs of whole-building energy audits for commercial building owners. This year the program was able to fund 132 applicants.
- Industrial Energy Audits of Alaska Seafood Processing Plants: Administered by Alaska Energy Authority, this program seeks to help seafood processing plants better understand the usage of energy in their plants.