The Village of Irvington is currently running a Clean Energy Community Clean campaign to encourage the adoption of clean heating and cooling technologies (e.g., ground- and air- source heat pump systems and heat pump water heaters) to retrofit homes, businesses, and community institutions. With 10 installations (dating after 6/1/23), the Village will receive $10,000! Direct questions and report installs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Energy smart homes use technology that reduces emissions and saves you money. You can request an energy efficiency audit, learn how to better insulate your home and install clean heating and cooling technologies (e.g., ground- and air-source heat pump systems). Right now, there are many rebates and discounts available that make the transition more economical than ever before. Our EnergySmart Homes campaign will help you uncover cleaner ways to heat and cool your home, and access vetted energy efficiency experts and simplified financing.
Watch a Hastings on Hudson's Green Building Strategies: Passive House Design & Energy Smart Solutions for Your Home webinar here.
In 2021, the Villages of Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow partnered with Sustainable Westchester to bring EnergySmart Homes Rivertowns to our community. With rebates and incentives available from NYSERDA and your utility, you have the opportunity to significantly reduce your home energy consumption, lower your energy bills, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the year-round comfort and value of your home.
We are happy to help you navigate options!
See a webinar from 2021 for the first round of this campaign
Change Your Lightbulbs
Perhaps the simplest and most profound thing you can do for the environment is to change your lightbulbs to LED. Compared to incandescents, energy-efficient lightbulbs such as halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light emitting diodes (LEDs) typically use about 25%-80% less energy and last 3-25 times longer. Learn more at the US Department of Energy
For your garden, look for Dark compliant bulbs.