Sustainable Home Initiative in the New Economy (S.H.I.N.E.)
The SHINE Gold program offers rebates to City of Atlanta homeowners for improvement projects that target how the entire house system uses energy.* Often referred to as a “whole house approach”, the SHINE Gold program includes all improvements that collectively achieve a target energy use goal. Homeowners can receive a 25% rebate (up to $2,000) on the cost of qualifying energy efficiency upgrades. Qualified projects include, but are not limited to sealing leaky heating and air ducts, upgrading attic insulation, and caulking, weather-stripping, and window replacement.
*Homes need not be owner occupied.
The SHINE Silver program offers a rebate of up to $1,500 (depending on the technology) on the purchase and installation of an ENERGY STAR® certified high efficiency hot water heater that provides a minimum energy savings of 15% vs. conventional water heaters.
In Summer 2011, Atlanta homeowners will also be able to enter the Atlanta & Decatur Home Energy Makeover Contest, where 2 lucky homeowners will win a whole home energy makeover valued at over $10,000.
Click the links below to learn more about additional utility rebates that you may qualify for, in addition to the SHINE rebates.