Nelson has plans to double the uptake in their innovative Ecosave Energy Retrofit Program.
That’s as they add multi-family buildings to their scope after a two year pilot working with single family homeowners.
Program Co-ordinator Carmen Procter says the uptake has been impressive.
…those 107 homeowners are now saving a total of $73,000 a year on energy bills.
The program allows homeowners to borrow up to $16,000 for energy retrofits and pay that back over 5 or 10 years at a low interest rate. Nelson Hydro customers outside city limits get the same low interest deal through the Nelson District Credit Union.