READING, PA (August 16, 2016) – Grants of up to $10,000 from the Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund are available to pay for professional energy audits.

Eligible organizations include nonprofit organizations (including houses of worship), municipal and county government agencies, and businesses located within designated Main Street Districts, particularly those in economically-distressed communities.

Eligible organizations must own and operate buildings in the Met Ed service territory, which includes portions of Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Pike and York counties.

Zip codes served by Met Ed can be found by clicking here.

During an energy audit, a trained specialist studies the energy usage of a building by reviewing bills and statements and by determining the amount of energy used by onsite equipment, including lighting and windows. After the evaluation is complete, an auditor prepares a written report that recommends ways to save energy.

In some cases, organizations use the information in the audit to make simple changes that have a big impact on energy bills. In other cases, a building may require more significant retrofits or upgrades to achieve substantial savings. In those cases, the Met Ed Sustainable Energy Fund works with an organization to determine if a performance-based loan is an option to get the work done.

Applications for energy audits are due no later than August 31. Click here to apply.

More information is available there. Questions can also be directed to Berks County Community Foundation at 610-685-2223 or email us.

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Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that serves as a civic leader for our region by developing, managing and distributing charitable funds aimed at improving the quality of life in Berks County. More information is available at www.bccf.org.