Home Energy Savings Program
The Home Energy Savings (HES) Program engages volunteers to improve the energy efficiency of homes owned by Nashvillians living on low incomes.
Through HES, volunteers install improvements that increase comfort and decrease utility costs, resulting in an average savings of $390 per year* for HES residents. Since 2011, 275 homeowners have saved an estimated $275,000 thanks to Hands On Nashville volunteers.
MEETING NEEDS FOR NASHVILLE HOMEOWNERS
Utility assistance is one of the greatest unmet community needs for Nashvillians.
Metro Social Services reports that ‘housing-cost burdened’ homeowners dedicate more than 30% of their income towards housing related expenses.
Hands On Nashville’s HES Program seeks to address that need through volunteerism, serving homeowners earning an average of 50% below the city’s median family income.
HES PROJECTS: LEARN WHILE YOU SERVE
Volunteering is not only an opportunity to help a neighbor; it's an opportunity to learn something new. The HON team teaches both volunteers and homeowners simple ways to make their home's more energy efficient.
During HES Projects, volunteers:
- Insulate attics
- Seal windows and doors
- Install low-flow water fixtures, LED light bulbs, and more!
*Based on utility bill analysis.