Energy Efficiency Program
Energy Smart and NOLA Wise join together to better serve New Orleans Residents!
The Energy Smart program offers energy audits and cash rebates for Entergy customers in Orleans Parish who invest in qualifying energy efficiency improvements for their homes, including:
High-performance A/C tune-ups
A/C system or Window Unit replacement with ENERGY STAR
Ceiling and wall insulation
Duct and home leakage sealing
Direct installation of compact fluorescent light bulbs
Incentives for solar water heating
Energy Efficient Pool Pumps
Energy Smart is a program developed by the New Orleans City Council and administered by Entergy New Orleans, Inc
504-523-WISE / firstname.lastname@example.org
NOLA Wise is a nonprofit program that helps New Orleans homeowners reduce their utility use by up to 30%. Brought to you by Global Green USA, in partnership with the City of New Orleans, Southeast Energy Alliance, and the Department of Energy, NOLA Wise provides all the tools necessary to make a home more comfortable and energy efficient: analysis of a home's energy loss, access to licensed and trained local contractors, supervision and quality control of the retrofit, and low interest financing through Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank.
Louisiana HELP (Loan) Program
DNR.Louisiana.gov - Search "HELP"
PHONE: (225) 342-4500
Through the Louisiana HELP program, a homeowner can obtain a five year loan to improve the energy efficiency of their existing home. To participate in the HELP program, homeowners must utilize a lending institution participating in the program, plus you must be a current resident of the State of Louisiana, and the property on which the improvements are to be made must also be located in Louisiana. The HELP home improvement loan may be a consumer loan or a second mortgage, which is determined by the participating lender. Credit worthiness is also determined by the lender. For other questions or assistance, you may call 1-800-836-9589
Federal Tax Credits
The federal government is providing tax credits for both energy efficiency and renewable energy. Several tax incentives were extended and changed through the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, also known as the "fiscal cliff bill," which passed Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. The residential tax incentives for existing homes, including purchases made in 2012, were extended through 2013. These incentives include the following measures:
Windows, insulation, air sealing homes and duct sealing;
Air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and water heaters.
Louisiana State Tax Credits
www.dsireusa.org – Louisiana pages
The state of Louisiana provides state tax credits of 50% of the cost of each renewable energy system up to a maximum of $12,500 per system for the following installations:
Solar Energy Systems – Water heating or PV systems
Wind Energy Systems
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The federal weatherization assistance program (WAP) can insulate and weatherize the homes of residents who meet specific income guidelines. Please contact:
Total Community Action Inc.
1420 South Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA
(504) 324-8609 for Weatherization Program and Bill Payment Assistance
Energy Smart Information Center
New Orleans City Hall
1300 Perdido Street
Wednesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm