IW HEAL Program now include hot water heaters, dual pane windows, and more
Indian Wells City Council today voted four to zero (with Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Monarch absent) to expand the Indian Wells Home Energy Assistance Link (IW HEAL) Program, the city’s premier energy conservation initiative. The expansion includes adding new qualifying products such as hot water heaters, shade covers and awnings, window films and dual pane windows, tubular skylights and ducted evaporative cooling systems.
Council also agreed to make some changes to the program; they include pre-setting incentive amounts for each qualifying item, and offering increased household incentives limited to three items of the homeowner’s choice each year. The city also plans to continue no-fee permits for HEAL qualified products and solar installations, and host more energy conservation educational events like the solar energy seminar that the city co-sponsored earlier this month.
“Indian Wells is committed to converting our community into one of the most sustainable cities in the nation,” said Indian Wells Mayor Larry Spicer. “Expanding this program will help and encourage our residents to make the switch to more energy efficient home appliances and equipment.”
Originally launched as a one-year pilot program in March of 2008, the IW HEAL program offers monetary incentives designed to help Indian Wells homeowners invest in energy efficiency and minimize utility costs. The program is available to homeowners on a first-come, first-served basis. The program also encompasses the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) residential irrigation controller program, resulting in free weather-based “smart controllers” for all applicable Indian Wells homes.
For details about the IW HEAL Program, visit the “GO GREEN” section on the City of Indian Wells website at www.cityofindianwells.org or call (760) 346-2489. Indian Wells homeowners who wish to participate in the program can also download an application from the website.
City of Indian Wells
Nancy Samuelson, 760-346-2489
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