Energy Efficiency

AMEA continues to provide Member city customers with tools and resources to help you manage your energy costs and be wise-energy users. Some of the resources in this section include information on Alabama’s Weatherization Assistance Program, Energy Savers and ENERGY STAR®, as well as energy-efficiency tips.

Alabama Weatherization Assistance Program
The Alabama Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded program administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). WAP is funded through a grant from the U. S. Department of Energy. ADECA contracts with local Community Action Agencies and the Central Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission to deliver weatherization assistance to low-income households in all 67 counties across the state. WAP’s mission is to reduce energy costs for low-income households, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and families with children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety. Alabama weatherization assistance typically includes mitigating outside air infiltration into the conditioned space of the home, installing attic, wall and floor insulation, sealing duct work, performing HVAC system tune-ups and repairs, repairing leaky and/or faulty windows and doors, and replacing incandescent light bulbs with highly efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs. Health and safety checks are also performed on the home. Want more information? Click here.

Energy Savers
AMEA has identified other energy-efficiency resources and tips through the U.S. Department of Energy, such as Energy Savers, which can help you save money and energy each month. Be a wise-energy user by clicking here.

AMEA and its 11 Members have partnered with ENERGY STAR® to help promote the benefits of energy-efficient homes, buildings, products and services. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2008 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 29 million cars — all while saving $19 billion on their utility bills. To learn more, click here.

ADECA Local Government Energy Loan Program
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ (ADECA) Local Government Energy Loan Program is available to any local government, city or county board of education, or pubic college or university in the state for the purpose of financing energy conservation projects in eligible facilities. For more information on the loan program, click here.

AlabamaSAVESTM Revolving Loan Program
AlabamaSAVES (Sustainable and Verifiable Energy Savings) is a unique new revolving loan program that will provide low-interest financing solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects throughout the state. Eligible entities are commercial and industrial businesses. To learn more about the program, click here.

Energy-Efficiency Tips
For more information on specific energy-efficiency topics, click on the article below: