Sustainable Princeton Selects First Partner for EnergySmart Homes Campaign

Sustainable Princeton has awarded a contract to Ciel Power LLC to conduct 100 low cost home energy assessments for Princeton residents over the next year as part of its EnergySmart Homes Campaign. The EnergySmart Homes campaign focuses on practical ways for homeowners to save energy and money and will help the town of Princeton earn silver certification as a sustainable community with Sustainable Jersey, a certifying organization for the state. The town of Princeton is currently certified at the bronze level as a Sustainable Community.

Table top display showing Mayors letter and brochures about the EnergySmart Homes campaign.

“Our EnergySmart Homes Campaign streamlines the process of choosing a home energy auditor and offers home energy assessments at a reasonable rate of $49 so homeowners can easily take the first step towards home energy savings and efficiency,” says Matthew Wasserman, Chairman of the Board of Sustainable Princeton.

Ciel Power is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified provider of residential energy assessments and energy-efficient home retrofits and has conducted similar municipal campaigns in Highland Park and Woodbridge, New Jersey.

“We are honored that Sustainable Princeton selected Ciel Power LLC as its EnergySmart Homes Campaign partner.  Our organization has demonstrated tremendous success in prior municipal campaigns and we look forward to doing the same in Princeton,” says Scott Fischer, Managing Member of Ciel Power LLC.

 New Jersey Home Performance Incentives

Many New Jersey homeowners are unaware that significant incentives are available to them to upgrade insulation, and replace inefficient heating & cooling equipment. The New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program provides incentives of up to $5,000 in cash-back rebates and up to $10,000 in zero-interest financing to New Jersey residents who make these improvements on their home.  As an accredited contractor through the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program, Ciel Power can help Princeton residents access these cash-back and financing incentives.

A home energy assessment is an important first step towards an increased awareness of contemporary energy-efficiency measures.  These measures, when properly installed, provide numerous benefits to a homeowner including

  • Economic benefits through reduced seasonal heating & cooling cost
  • Environmental benefits derived from lower overall fossil fuel consumption
  • Lifestyle benefits realized through increased comfort in a home
  • Health benefits realized through proper ventilation & moisture control

$49 Home Energy Assessments

As part of this contract, Ciel Power LLC will provide energy assessment services to Princeton residents at a discounted rate of $49, following guidelines set forth by the Building Performance Institute.  These include safety and efficiency testing of combustion appliances, depressurization of the home, evaluation of existing insulation levels, and a comprehensive report outlining specific deficiencies and prioritized list of recommended improvements based on overall return on investment.

To schedule a home energy assessment at the discounted $49 rate, Princeton residents should call Ciel Power at 201-632-3463.

Learn More

To see how one local homeowner cut his energy bill in half by following the "pyramid of conservation", see this summary of Ted Borer's presentation at our recent lunch & learn residents meeting.   And see this home energy resources page for other ideas about how to save energy and money at  your home.