The Energy Services program involves many funding sources from private, local, state and federal governments.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is designed to provide energy conservation measures to housing within Clinton County. Both renters and homeowners are eligible for WAP based on income guidelines. For renters, the program requires a minimal contribution from the Landlord. After an intensive energy audit, the services provided may include: repairs to heating systems, air sealing, distribution system repair, ventilation, insulation, replacement of cracked or beyond repair windows and doors, refrigerators, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
The Adirondack Energy Technical Group, a for-profit branch, will go into homes and perform an intensive energy audit and prepare a comprehensive report to assist homeowners with energy saving measures. If there is work suggested, the energy services staff is available to complete the steps or you can have an independent contractor review the report and complete the needed measures.
The Energy Services staff is also responsible for the "WRAP" contract through our local DSS. They ensure consumers receive all available services to which they are entitled through JCEO. We also partner with NYSEG, Empower NY program, and with Assisted Home Performance which is a program for previously weatherized consumers or consumers who are over income for the Weatherization Assistance Program.
This program is federally funded through the Division of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR) in Albany, NY.
Belinda Parent has filled multiple roles, since her employment began in 1991. She was originally hired as a part time Account Clerk, and has since worked in Senior Outreach, Weatherization, Community Outreach, and Nutrition Outreach. Belinda is now the Energy Services Director overseeing all of the services and programs associated with weatherizing homes in Clinton County. E-mail Belinda Parent
"JCEO is a rewarding place to work and I am proud to be part of the team." - Belinda