The Atlanta Decatur Home Makeover Contest, a partnership between the City of Atlanta and City of Decatur, will give two lucky homeowners energy efficiency improvements  worth up to $10,000.

The Home Energy Makeover Contest will run through August 14, 2011. Interested homeowners in both cities should visit to sign up. Contest entrants must be at least 21 years of age and own a single family home in City of Atlanta or City of Decatur. A panel of qualified judges will evaluate entries select a minimum of eight finalists. Finalists will each receive a free energy use analysis conducted by a certified contractor. After review, contest judges will choose a minimum of two winners. The winners’ homes must each be a structurally sound residence and meet specific technical
requirements. All determinations by the judges will be final.

The makeover contest is part of the cities ongoing programs to help homeowners  save money by making their dwellings more energy efficient. DecaturWISE (Worthwhile Investments Save Energy) and Atlanta SHINE are energy efficiency programs offer residents the ability to receive rebates for home performance improvements. Find out more at and

Lena Stevens, Resource Conservation Coordinator for the City of Decatur stated, “It’s a great time to be thinking about the benefits of saving energy in your home. DecaturWISE and Atlanta SHINE have teamed up to bring this contest to our residents, and I can’t wait to see who wins!”

“A properly weatherized home can save homeowners an average of $437 on their annual utility bills,” said Aaron Bastian, Program Manager for Atlanta SHINE.

One reply on “Decatur & Atlanta host Home Makeover Contest”

  1. I’m curious as to how the panelist will “evaluate” entries. One can only hope that this is a “dollar wise” program but one also has to remember to ask … has any “program” run by the government ever been “dollar wise”? And how many $100’s of $1,000’s of dollars have been wasted on creating this contest and “choosing” the judges? Another political boondoggle 🙂

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