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This is a place to find rebates, subsidies, incentives and grants available to community of Rensselaer County to lower energy cost and buy renewable energy.

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Free Business Energy Workshop!
New Free Energy Workshop for small businesses, not-for-profit and multifamily properties.
Learn how to make your building more comfortable for your customers and employees and lower your energy costs!

The workshop is free and lunch is on us! We suggest you pre-register for the event using the form below to make sure we reserve lunch for you.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Brunswick Community Center
18 Keyes Lane, Troy, NY 12180
Register and Reserve Lunch
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Sustainability Plan
Captial region Counties are launching a coalition effort to craft a smart growth plan for Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren and Washington Counties. This project is part of the Cleaner, Greener Communities program, a major environmental initiative announced by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last year.

Your participation will help us create a regional plan that reflects the values and vision of you and your community.

Visit sustainablecapitalregion.org to learn more about the process, the team and the upcoming events.

Our Commitment

Rensselaer County Executive

"Now more than ever families and businesses are showing a renewed focus on how to cut back on expenses and in many ways be more “Green” making Renew Rensselaer County a perfect place to start learning about the opportunities to accomplish both..."

Kathleen M. Jimino
Rensselaer County Executive

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Save Money with Incentives

For upstate New York Small Business Electricity Customers, National Grid provide incentives for up to 70% of the cost of the installation of energy efficient equipment, and you can finance your share of the cost, interest-free for up to 24 months.
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more incentives for BUSINESSES

NYSEG offers rebate for residential natural gas customers who install qualifying energy efficient equipment...
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more incentives for HOMES

There are many more incentives on the Incentives for GREEN HOMES and Incentives for GREEN BUSINESS pages

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Green Businesses You Need to Know celebrating community's Green businesses/organizations

Rensselaer County has many green businesses and organizations helping the community lower utility cost, save energy and reduce our environmental impacts.

Coming soon Renew Rensselaer County will highlight one unique and novel business or organization nominated by the community.
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Energy Conservation Projects learn how the Rensselaer County is saving energy and lowering cost

Showcase Green HouseRensselaer County has many ongoing and completed projects to improve the energy efficiency of County facilities. These projects will save the County cost while reducing wasted energy.
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Showcase your project here! Motivate other area homes, businesses and organizations to save energy cost with grants and incentives. Send us an email and we will contact you to learn more.

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Assistance Programs

Free or Reduced Cost Energy Audit
A free energy audit is available for Rensselaer County residents with annual household income less than 200 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI)... Learn more Visit program website
Home Weatherization Assistance
Need help weatherize home/rented properties? Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps income-eligible families and individuals lower their heating/cooling costs by making houses more energy efficient. Both single-family and multi-family houses are eligible... Read More...

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