By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer
Residents in Saint Charles, Mo., who live in older homes are upgrading to modern, 21st century, energy-saving fixtures as a result of a recent public-private partnership.
The Missouri Clean Energy District (MCED) and Renovate America, a home-financing provider, launched HERO in December 2016 for homeowners to make home improvements that may lower energy bills and usage. The current home improvements made through HERO are on track to save more than 12.3 million kilowatts per hours over the lifetime of products installed.
“As more municipalities join our mission to make communities across the state more sustainable, it is exciting to see the incredible impact HERO has had since we launched the resource last year,” said David Pickerill, MCED executive director. “The benefits are significant not only for the environment but also communities in that HERO stimulates home renovation activity, increasing demand for local contractor services, and ultimately, brings more money into the local economy, at no cost to local government budgets.”
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