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Louisiana

Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Home Energy Loan Program (HELP)   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/22/2014
Program Overview:
State: Louisiana
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Lighting, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Dehumidifiers
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:50% of loan amount subsidized by LA DNR
Maximum Incentive:$6,000 from LA DNR
Terms:5-year maximum term
Web Site: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=40...
Summary:

The Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), administered by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), allows homeowners to get a five-year loan to improve the energy efficiency of their existing home. DNR subsidizes half of the financing for energy efficiency improvements at a low interest rate to participating lenders, up to a maximum DNR subsidy of $6,000. Each participating lender sets the maximum loan amount offered to homeowners, as well as the interest rate that is charged to the homeowner. A homeowner can qualify for an energy improvement loan in two ways – either through an energy audit in which an Energy Home Rater makes recommendations, or by choosing pre-approved home improvements as designated by the program.

In order to participate, a homeowner must contact a participating lender directly and must complete a credit application. The HELP home improvement loans may either be consumer loans or second mortgages; this is left to the discretion of the participating lender. A list of participating lenders, pre-approved home improvements and limits to participation are available on the program web site.


 
Contact:
  Program Coordinator
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Energy Section, Technology Assessment Division
617 N. 3rd Street
P.O. Box 44156
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4156
Phone: (225) 342-1399
Fax: (225) 342-5861
Web Site: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=35
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