State Programs

Good To Be Green, a leading green building directory, lists more than two dozen New Hampshire energy efficiency rebate programs for commercial, residential, industrial, school, institutional and government buildings, sponsored by the major electric utilities in the state.

The Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties (BMCAP) offers a weatherization program for dwellings of low-income families and the elderly. This program has been significantly expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). From the BMCAP home page, go to the site map and click on “weatherization” under Programs, Housing.

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has established a renewable energy rebate program. Rebates are available for systems that generate electricity from a renewable source — for example, photovoltaic (solar electric) panels or wind turbines. The rated capacity should be less than 5 kilowatts. Rebates are $3 per watt or 50% of system cost, whichever is less, up to a maximum of $6,000.

National Programs

For an overview of what the Federal Government is doing about its own energy consumption, refer to the Federal Energy Management Program. FEMP also publishes a useful weatherization overview as it applies to single-family residential buildings.