Energy Efficiency for Rental Property
At the May 17, Landlord Training, attendees learned about energy efficiency for rental property. Richard Reilly, Residential Energy Programs Manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden, discussed energy audits and the return on investment for common energy improvements. The Energy Efficiency Program Managers from Laclede Gas and Ameren shared specifics on their Energy Efficiency Programs for Residential, Commercial, and Low Income Property. www.AmerenMissouri.com/CommunitySavers, www.AmerenMissouri.com/rebates , www.SaveWithNaturalGas.com
Emily Andrews, Executive Director, US Green Building Council – Missouri Gateway Chapter, discussed why it is important to track your energy use. Energy Star Portfolio Manager is a benchmarking tool that is available for free. https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/facility-owners-and-managers/existing-buildings/use-portfolio-manager/learn-how-portfolio-manager
U.S. Bank shared various options for financing energy efficiency improvements and talked about taking a creative approach to the matter. www.usbank.com
Tony Johnson, Program Director of Weatherization at the Urban League, shared details on their Weatherization Program targeted for low income home owners and tenants. The program may provide for an energy audit, insulation, sealing & air leak repair, dryer venting, installing weather stripping, window & door repair or replacement, furnace / hot water tank repair or replacement. Included here are links to the various programs that were presented.
This activity is funded by a HUD Community Development Block Grant via the St. Louis Community Development Administration and U.S. Bank.