Q: Can you recommend a good "green" contractor?

A: We cannot recommend one contractor over another, but Keystone HELP (Home Energy Loan Program) has a list of approved contractors who meet qualifications to do energy efficiency work in Pennsylvania.

Q: Do you do energy audits? Can you refer someone?

A: We only conduct energy audits for Weatherization Assistance Program and Utility Program clients but the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) have lists of certified providers. Please check the Weatherization Assistance Program eligibility guidelines and request an application if you qualify.

Q: Where can I find funding for energy efficiency upgrades at my properties?

A: Search for incentives, grants, loans, rebates, and tax credits at DSIRE™. Also look to local and national foundations that support efforts for sustainable practices.

Q: What are the best practices for achieving sustainable living in existing affordable housing?

A: Best practices vary by building type, location, age, use and more, but many standards have been set by nationally recognized organizations. Learn more.

Q: Where can I receive training to do weatherization work?

A: In Pennsylvania there is a requirement for all Weatherization Assistance Program providers and contractors to utilize state certified employees. Training is available at local Weatherization Training Centers throughout the state. You can find training locations at www.pct.edu.

Q: Why do you want personal information for my Weatherization Assistance Program application?

A: As a federally-funded program, the Weatherization Assistance Program has established strict rules regarding topics such as income-eligibility and prioritization. Agencies and applicants must comply with all regulations in order to provide or receive service.

Q: How does LIHEAP and other funding effect my eligibility?

A: LIHEAP (Cash and Crisis Assistance) recipients are priority clients for the Weatherization Assistance Program and therefore may have approved applications processed before non-LIHEAP recipients, subject to available funding.