Community Energy Engagement Program

PathStone serves as the Constituency-Based Organization for the NYSERDA Community Energy Engagement Program in the Finger Lakes area. We offer free assistance in applying for these programs, advice on how to make your home more energy efficient, and technical knowledge to help you communicate with local contractors participating in these programs. We are your “Energy Coach!” We offer a workshop where you can learn more about making your home more energy efficient.

  • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® – Helps homeowners start saving energy with a free or reduced cost energy audit and low interest loans (3.49-7.99% depending on income.)
  • Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® – Provides income eligible families with matching grants of up to $4,000 on eligible measures, as well as a free energy audit and low interest loans. Landlords can qualify for up to $8,000 on 2-4 unit properties.
  • NY-Sun (Solar Electric) – Multifaceted approach aims to lower energy costs for all New Yorkers by increasing solar power capacity and the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid. Public-private partnerships help make installing solar technology more affordable for all New Yorkers while scaling up New York’s solar industry.
  • Clean Heating & Cooling Campaigns – PathStone partners with the City of Rochester and Rochester People’s Climate Coalition to promote adoption of heat pump hot water heaters and HVAC systems to reduce carbon emissions, promote “beneficial electrification” and make homes safer, healthier and more energy efficient. For an overview of how heat pumps work, click here.

We can also offer small business owners’ assistance in finding the right energy efficiency program to suit their needs. For more information about these programs please fill out our intake form or call (585) 546-3700 Ext.3025.

Household SizeAssisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
1Under $38,300over $38,300
2Under $48,117over $48,117
3Under $59,440over $59,400
4Under $70,751over $70,751
5Under $82,203over $82,203
6Under $93,405over $93,405
7Under $97,947over $97,947
8Under $109,040over $109,040
9Under $120,133Over $120,133
10Under $131,227over $131,227

For a free or reduced cost home energy assessment, apply at NYSERDA.