The Home Energy Makeover Contest will run through August 14, 2011. Interested homeowners in both cities should visit www.homeenergymakeovers.net 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 decaturga.com and shineatlanta.com.
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.