BrightHome Energy Solutions Joins "Green Jobs - Green NY" Program

BrightHome Energy Solutions today announced its participation in the new Green Jobs-Green New York (GJGNY) program that provides free energy audits and low interest financing to New York homeowners seeking energy efficiency improvements.

The Green Jobs-Green New York program was passed into law in October 2009. It provides New Yorker with access to free and low-cost energy audits, installation services, low-cost financing (currently for residential customers only), and pathways to training for various green-collar careers. The program's goal was to create 14,000 green jobs in retrofit contracting, and another 14,000 indirect jobs in related services. The program is financed through a $112 million fund.

“BrightHome is excited to offer homeowners free energy audits and interest rates as low as 3.49% creating an affordable way to lower their heating bills and be more comfortable,” said Mike Brown of BrightHome Energy Solutions. “We encourage homeowners to take advantage of this opportunity now for maximum savings this winter.”

Free energy audits by BrightHome through GJGNY are available to residential applicants with household incomes less than $209,000. Reduced-cost energy audits will be available to homeowners with incomes up to $418,000.

It is not clear how many of the 28,000 jobs have already been created. The first annual report of the program is silent on the job creation results, but what is clear is that BrightHome Energy Solutions is not hiring. Their website lists 4 open positions posted months ago, in June 2010.

The Green Jobs-Green New York program is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.