Learn more about our Energy Programs

NeighborWorks® Rochester Energy Services helps Monroe County residents access a range of NYSERDA energy programs designed to help New York State residents save money and energy in their homes. Our Building Performance Institite (BPI) certified technicians will identify areas where your home is driving up energy costs and can provide assistance in completing energy efficiency improvements for a healthier, more comfortable home. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to help you make your best decisions and to help you find the resources you need.

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NYSERDA Energy Programs

EmPower New York

EmPower New York is an income-eligible program that will provide no-cost energy solutions for your home, whether you rent or own. You will qualify if you are a participant in HEAP or SNAP programs.
Participants may be eligible for free energy upgrades such as:

  • Air sealing to plug leaks and reduce drafts
  • Insulation to make your home more comfortable all year round
  • New energy-efficient lighting
  • Free health and safety checks of your smoke detectors, appliances and more

For more information and eligibility guidelines view our FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions 

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Assisted Home Performance

Income eligible-homeowners may qualify for a grant covering 50% of the approved cost of eligible efficiency improvements up to $4,000 per project for single-family homes. This program is for homeowners only, although renters may encourage their landlords to apply.

In addition, NeighborWorks® Rochester Loan Services can provide low-interest financing to cover the balance of any such project. You may find that the monthly energy savings can offset a large portion of your costs and is well-worth the investment in your home.


Your energy efficient upgrade doesn’t have to be expensive to make your home more comfortable. And you could save money in your house.

You may also want to apply for an Energy Saver Loan through NeighborWorks® Rochester Loan Services. We can help you finance the purchase of a new furnace, insulation, and hot water heaters.


It all starts with a home Energy Assessment

Simply contact us to get started
with your free home energy assessment.

*Households with an annual income of less than $137,000 qualify for an energy assessment at no cost.