Grassroots Green Homes is a place-based home performance program designed to increase home efficiency and health while also changing occupant behavior. The program harnesses the power of neighbor-to-neighbor interaction by engaging community members through neighborhood liaisons, called Energy Coaches, and brings together energy efficiency experts, contractors, and residents—sparking actions to save energy, money, and carbon.
Beyond the traditional weatherization strategies and upgrades, Grassroots Green Homes also focuses on improving awareness and connections to resources to address health concerns such as lead, mold and radon.
Oakland and Uptown - GGH is wrapping up its pilot round in Pittsburgh’s Oakland and Uptown neighborhoods, which kicked off in May 2016, serving both homeowners and renters. This round layers funding and resources from our partners: GTECH Strategies, Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh, Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, Peoples Natural Gas Company, Duquesne Light Company, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, The R.K. Mellon Foundation, and The Heinz Endowments.
Central Northside - CCI just kicked off this round of GGH in February 2017, in collaboration with Allegheny City Central Association, with the goal of weatherizing 20 homes in the neighborhood and providing community outreach and education events.
Homewood - We are currently exploring opportunities to bring this project to Homewood.
Healthy Homes Incentive Program
The Healthy Homes Incentive Program has been transferred from GTECH Strategies to CCI as of Spring 2017. This assistance program provides support to homeowners who are undertaking energy efficiency projects in their homes by offsetting a portion of the costs. CCI plans to align the efforts of this program with those of Grassroots Green Homes in addressing home health and weatherization in a holistic way.