If someone said you could save energy, be friendly to our environment and save some cash in the process, what would you say?
The Long Island Green Homes Consortium, which comprises seven towns, including the Town of Islip, hopes the answer to that question is a resounding, "Sounds great, sign me up."
The consortium was first formed in 2009 to apply for a grant from the Department of Energy to retrofit neighborhoods in conjunction with utility programs.
Residents can receive a free or low cost home audit, where a contractor will provide recommendations on how to make a home more energy efficient. There is also low-interest financing available to cover energy-efficiency improvements.
The program is open to anyone in the towns who owns a home and is up to date on their property taxes. For more info and to get started on turning your home green, visit: http://ligreenhomes.com/