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Are you interested in cutting energy costs, improving the insulation in your home, or installing a heat pump? There are state and federal grants, rebates, and other incentives, many of which are for low to moderate income households. People who live in certain areas are eligible based on geographic location without showing proof of income.
Lindsay Speer (HeatSmart CNY) and Barb Henza (Clean Energy Advisor with Cornell Cooperative Extension) will share the latest on grants, rebates, and other incentives to help you to increase the insulation in your home or building or to invest in a clean heating and cooling system.
The purpose of this webinar is not to sell, but to educate. Please bring any questions you might have for the presenters!Register
Lindsay Speer is the Director of Community Programs for Alliance for a Green Economy (AGREE) and the Campaign Director for HeatSmart CNY. She comes to AGREE after fifteen years of working on behalf of the Onondaga Nation and others on a variety of environmental justice issues in Central New York, including the successful campaign to prevent fracking from decimating our lands, waters, and communities. This and her experience gutting and rehabbing a 150 year old derelict property and bringing it up to modern energy code inform her commitment to helping people learn about and access the programs and knowledge that will allow our community to both adapt to and mitigate climate change.
Barb Henza joined Cornell Cooperative Extension Cortland County as their Financial and Consumer Educator in 1991. Her primary program areas include family resource management, parenting education, consumer issues, energy education and housing. An Accredited Financial Counselor and a Certified Credit Report Reviewer, she has worked extensively with families and individuals experiencing financial difficulties to find workable solutions that will help consumers resolve their financial difficulties while they work towards building a sound financial foundation for the future. In 1999 she partnered with CCE Tompkins County to develop the national award-winning Power Partners financial and energy education program for New York State Electric and Gas Corporation. Beginning in 2005 and running through 2012, Barb served as one of two Program Managers for the statewide EmPower NY Energy and Financial education program. In cooperation with CCE Tompkins County staff, workshops in energy conservation, basic budgeting and credit management workshops were developed for the EmPower program and implemented in 47 counties in New York State. Barb returned to energy education and the Community Energy Engagement Program in April of 2020.