MACED’s energy programs, Energy Efficient Enterprises (E3) and How$martKY™, work to strengthen the region’s residents, small businesses, local governments, communities, and non-profits by helping to reduce energy costs and consumption, increase energy security, and build resilience.
Why is my utility bill so high and how can I lower it?
Understanding your energy use and your utility bills are crucial for identifying energy efficiency and cost saving opportunities. We can help you figure out what is in your bill and where you are using the most energy.
Is energy efficiency or renewable energy right for me?
We will make sure you’re making the right investments for your home or business.
I need to replace or repair my equipment, what’s my best option?
Figuring out if you should repair equipment or invest in a more efficient model can be overwhelming. We’ll help you make the right decision.
How can I pay for improvements?
Grants, rebates, low-cost loans, and other financing options are available for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable installations.
How We Help
Whether you need help knowing where to start, you already have a plan in place, or you’re anywhere in between, Energy Efficient Enterprises can help you figure out how you can make the most of energy savings upgrades.
How$martKY™ works to connect residents to energy efficiency resources, helping to create more affordable, comfortable, durable, and healthy housing. Outreach includes education, workshops, audits, and help accessing utility programs.
MACED’s New Energy Intern program provides training and opportunities supporting new employment for displaced coal industry workers and others in the growing fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
If you work in the building trades and want to offer efficiency solutions to your clients, we can help! We offer access to trainings, tools, and other resources for you to build your business.
Solar energy has gotten more affordable, making it a viable option for many homes and businesses. We can help you decide if it’s right for you.
MACED can help connect you with financing and incentive options to pay for your efficiency or renewable project. In some cases, you could make efficiency upgrades with no out-of-pocket costs!
***NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITY IN 2019***
Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a nationally recognized program focusing on energy-efficient building operations and preventive maintenance procedures. The program will train facility personnel to understand how their building systems work together, and how to bring them to their most efficient level of operation. The KY Pollution Prevention Center and the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance have collaborated to bring the BOC program to Kentucky through funding by the KY Energy and Environment Cabinet and partnership with MACED.
The course will start in August 2019, and meet approximately 10 times from August 8-November 1, from 8am-4pm in Hazard.
Find more details here.