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Debra Pflughoeft
Sustainability Coordinator
(701) 792-2878
dpflughoeft@grandforksgov.com
The Grand Forks Energy Alliance (GFEA), part of the Green3 Initiative, helps residents of the City and County of Grand Forks to weatherize their homes to reduce home energy costs and improve energy efficiency of Grand Forks as a whole. The GFEA is a FREE service offering “one-stop” assistance to help you reduce your energy costs.

The GFEA is a joint Grand Forks City and County program funded by the U.S. Federal Recovery Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Energy. Another GFEA goal is to improve the local economy by providing work/jobs for local businesses.

As an objective 3rd-party, GFEA assists homeowners with:
  • Setting up energy audits
  • Reviewing results of the audit
  • Providing contact information about qualifying contractors to perform the suggested work


WHAT IS AN ENERGY AUDIT?

An energy audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy use and associated energy flow in a building to aid in identifying ways to reduce the amount of energy needed while maintaining or improving comfort and quality of life.

What benefits do I get from participating in the GFEA?
  • Reduced energy usage and associated costs
  • Improved comfort
  • Increased global sustainability

Homeowners may also be eligible for low interest loans and energy audit rebates if energy efficiency upgrades are made by a Participating Homeowner.

You can register to become a Participating Homeowner by calling (701) 792-2878

To see a youtube video about Home Energy Audits, CLICK HERE
For more information on Energy Audits
CLICK HERE

Home Energy Audit


HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

Once the home energy audit is complete, homeowners may receive a list of potential improvements that can be made to make your home more energy efficient.

Some of those improvements may be:
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Caulking and Weather-stripping
  • Duct and Air Sealing
  • Water Heaters
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows and Doors
  • Other Items Identified in the Energy Audit or by Recognized Contractor





City of Grand Forks
255 N 4th Street * Grand Forks, ND 58203 * Phone (701) 746-INFO