Category Archives: Energy Saving

Home Energy Workshop

PathStone will help you sign up for a free or reduced cost energy audit, letting you know how to qualify for income based matching grants, and helping you get low interest energy improvement loans.

  • When: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:30 to 7 PM, Registration Required
  • Where:  404 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
  • More Info:  To register call (585) 442-2030 ext 213 or visit PathStone Website or email

Keeping Cool

  • Keep shades down during the hottest time of the day and open at night. Change filter and clean air conditioner as recommended.
  • Shut off air conditioner and open windows at night, or use a ceiling fan.
  • Keep outside air conditioner condenser in the shade.
  • Remember:  Each degree above 75 that you set your air conditioner’s thermostat to saves 3% of the energy to cool your home.

New York Public Service Commission Hearings on Ginna Nuclear Power Plant Bailout

When and Where in Webster:  Wednesday, May 6, 4 PM and 7 PM, Town of Webster Parks and Recreation Building, 1350 Chiyoda Drive, Webster, New York, 14580

When and Where in Rochester:  Thursday, May 7, 4 PM and 7 PM, Rochester City Hall, Council Chambers, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614

More Info:  Alliance for a Green Economy Website

Energy-Savings Standards, Associations, and Programs

  • Energy Star
    ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping homes and businesses save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
  • Free or reduced cost residential energy audit
    Most Monroe County households are eligible for a free or reduced cost residential energy audit. Learn more from this story on
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System
    The LEED Green Building Rating System encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
  • U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Program
    DOE’s Building Technologies Program works in partnership with states, industry, and manufacturers to improve the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings.