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Welcome to ener-G-save. We hope that all of you are staying safe during these challenging times and that you have the support you need to stay well, physically, emotionally, and financially.

We are still working on our Cooler Communities school grant program and also on keeping you updated about opportunities to make smart energy choices in your homes and in your lives. If you have trouble paying your fuel bill right now, contact your Community Action Council at these links: Berkshire County,  Hampden County, Hampshire and Franklin County.

To learn how to schedule a virtual energy assessment of your home, including free insulation once work starts up again, please click here.

For more information about Cooler Communities, click here.

To contact us, please e-mail: contact@ener-g-save.com

What is ener-G-save?

ener-G-save is a philanthropically funded energy efficiency project in the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires. It is the brainchild of Harold Grinspoon, a Springfield philanthropist who for more than 2 decades has supported varied educational initiatives, young entrepreneurs, and regional farmers. More on Harold Grinspoon and his work here.

Ener-G-save works with towns, grassroots organizations, other nonprofits, and schools to lower carbon pollution and help Pioneer Valley and Berkshire residents make smart energy choices. Through our community outreach program, people are encouraged to take full advantage of existing energy efficiency incentives to live more comfortably and affordably.

Our Cooler Communities school grants, piloted in 2019, leverage students’ curriculum work on energy and climate change to take a whole community on a path toward lower emissions and clean energy. We offer grants of up to $5000 to school districts for participating in, hosting, and attracting visitors to a community event that can lead to measurable reductions in energy use and carbon emissions. Cooler Communities projects strengthen young people’s leadership on energy and climate-related issues. Learn more here.

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For Homeowners

Note: Please see the Updates page for news about virtual home energy audits during COVID 19 restrictions. Available through Mass Save and some Municipal Utility Companies through May, 2020.

If you are a homeowner in the Pioneer Valley and would like to learn how YOU can have a free energy assessment:

Benefits to YOU:

  • Save money while saving energy
  • Be more comfortable and healthy in your own home
  • Feel good about knowing you are doing your share for the planet and all of our wellbeing

Wondering about costs?

The energy assessment is FREE. Really. Actually, you have been paying a small amount into a designated fund every time you have paid your utility bill, so this assessment is yours for the taking.

Here’s what you’ll get for free:

  • A full walk-through and study of your home’s efficiency
  • FREE air sealing around windows and doors in drafty areas of your home
  • LED light bulbs (which by themselves will save you on your electric bill)
  • An energy efficient power strip
  • A programmable thermostat
  • A low flow shower head

Here’s what the utility companies are also offering you:

  • 75% up to 100% of the cost of putting in more insulation
  • Rebates/discounts on efficient heating, cooling, and water heating units
  • Opportunity to apply for 0 percent HEAT Loan financing for eligible upgrades

And there are many more opportunities to save. 

And there are many more opportunities to save. Contact us!

Questions?

We have compiled answers to several frequently asked questions, taken from town hall meetings in the Pioneer Valley. You can browse these questions and answers here, and also contact us here if you have more questions to ask.

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Questions?

We have compiled answers to several frequently asked questions, taken from town hall meetings in the Pioneer Valley. You can browse these questions and answers here, and also contact us here if you have more questions to ask.

Learn More

Contact Us

Contact Us

Thanks for your interest in ener-G-save!  Please reach out to us at contact@ener-g-save.com if you are unable to find answers to your questions on this website. We will do our best to respond promptly. Be sure to include in your email, your phone number and the best time to call.

Ener-G-save is a designated program of the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation. We work with towns, other non-profits, businesses, grass-roots organizations, and schools in the Berkshires and Pioneer Valley to help residents make smart energy choices and reduce energy waste and carbon pollution.

Contact us: contact@ener-g-save.com