The Energize New York program, piloted last year in the Town of Bedford, has officially developed the tools and best practices required for duplication in towns across Northern Westchester. Ossining and Somers were the first to formally launch and begin offering the home energy assessments and recommended upgrades in their own communities, initiating a stream of cost savings that the program looks forward to carrying throughout the rest of Northern Westchester and beyond!
With each new launch comes a new idea on how to extend the opportunities of energy efficiency to other New York homeowners. Herb Oringel, who resides in Somers and is Chair of the Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (NWEAC), built key partnerships with the local School District, Chamber of Commerce and Lion’s Club. Innovative partnerships like these are blossoming throughout Energize Somers, helping spread the word about the program and its local economic and environmental benefits.
In Ossining, steadfast support from the local elected officials has translated into public “energy assessment parties” hosted at the home of Village Trustee John Codman and Westchester legislator Catherine Borgia. Here, constituents have been able to witness the true energy assessment experience, understanding the potential savings Energize can bring to their own homes. These and other wonderful events are bringing an ever-growing number of homeowners into the Energize program, and we could not be more excited about the difference they’re already making in their communities.