The City of Atlanta is launching a homeowner weatherization rebate program called SHINE – Sustainable Home Initiative in the New Economy – and the public is invited to a special event on Saturday, June 4, to find out more. The Energy Efficiency Expo at Southface’s SWEET Center will educate homeowners on how they can become eligible for SHINE from  9:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The SWEET Center is at 590 Piedmont Avenue near the intersection of  North Avenues

The weatherization program is providing $1 million in rebates for qualifying home energy efficiency improvements over the next 18 months. The federally grant-funded program offering homeowners the ability to receive up to $3,500 in rebates towards air sealing, insulation improvement, weatherstripping, caulking, and the replacement of leaky doors and windows. During the pilot phase over the last few months, 15 local contracting firms have performed energy assessments on more than 125 Atlanta homes, while converting roughly a third of those into energy efficiency improvement jobs.

The event is open to all City of Atlanta Homeowners and speakers will include representatives from the city’s SHINE program, Georgia Power, AGL Resources, SHINE Contractors and Southface. For more information, eEmail shine@atlantaga.gov, call (404) 954-8500 or www.shineatlanta.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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