Empowering Home Energy Efficiency
Shout-out to City of Milwaukee's Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) for creating a new video promoting the benefits of getting an energy assessment of your home, featuring both green homeowner Steve & Ann O'Connell as well as Green Homeowners United's Kevin Kane!
Green Homeowners United exists to make it easier for homeowners and homebuyers to improve their property with renewable energy, energy-efficiency retrofits and water saving opportunities; and we help people find fair financing to afford the carbon-cutting upgrades that normally would be out of reach.
We believe that sustainability also applies to staff and hiring practices. Our team members are highly trained skilled workers. Our workers on the ground are members of LiUNA Local 113 and have access to platinum health insurance, pension, and are paid at or above prevailing wage.
Doing Right by People and the Planet
2023 Home Upgrade Grant Program
We are thrilled to help low and moderate income folks in Milwaukee and Waukesha county upgrade their home through a grant from the Public Service Commission, in partnership with Revitalize Milwaukee. The grant program runs through 2023 and there is still funding available for those who quality.
To qualify for the grant, homeowners must be low to moderate income (see details for more info) and fit into one of these categories:
Seniors (over the age of 60)
Persons with disabilities
Homeowners must have owned their home for at least 5 years (i.e. since Feb 2018), and
Homeownership must be in good standing (i.e. home can not be in foreclosure/bankruptcy proceeding or behind in property taxes), and
Home must be owned by an individual or couple (i.e. not in a living will / owned by a trust)
Attic must be at least 600 square feet (typically 20x30ft or more, we will help determine), and
Attic should not have had any air sealing or insulation work done (i.e. there should be less than 10 inches of insulation)
If you or someone you know might qualify for the program, please submit an intake form here or call us at 414-604-6418.
We're on a mission: help thousands of people reduce energy waste in their home and cut carbon emissions.
Our team of energy experts, contractors and homeowners are excited to welcome you to what we believe is the most important means of fighting climate change there is, all while making your utility bills smaller and increasing your comfort at home.
Reduce Utility Bills
Green home upgrades are all about increasing the efficiency of your home. By reducing wasted and lost energy, our goal is to help decrease your utility bills.
We use scientific evaluation methods to give your home a Home Energy Score and recommend upgrades to your home to reduce your utility bills and help you go green.
Many homes feel drafty or have cold pockets, causing you to have to crank up the heat or AC due to inefficiencies. These areas of lost energy can be upgraded or fixed to make sure your home is effectively circulating air without wasting it out of gaps, cracks, or exposed foundations and attics.
"Green Homeowners United makes it easy and convenient to do the right thing. You can invest in climate-saving home renovations without increasing your monthly bills! They do the analysis to make sure that your utility savings cover the increase in your mortgage payments. It's a win-win!”
- Cheryl M
"I am SO thankful to have been connected with Green Homeowners United. I only have a couple of months of comparison, but so far, after insulating my attic (with more energy efficiency projects to go) I am using a THIRD less natural gas to warm my home. I completed the project with $0 upfront cost and now I am saving monthly both on my mortgage and on my utility bill. Combating climate change doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, it can even save you money."
"Our home is so much cooler, quieter, and less humid thanks to the speedy work of the Green Homeowners United team! In just two days they provided extensive air sealing and insulation services, the cost of which is already paying for itself in energy savings!!! And, WOW, can we feel the difference!!!"
- Heather T
"I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to increase the energy efficiency of their home and reduce their usage of fossil fuels. You will have excellent support, lower energy bills and a lower monthly mortgage payment."
- Deb W
New Report: Tens of Thousands of Wisconsin Homes Eligible for Significantly Subsidized or Even No-Cost Energy Efficiency Improvements from Inflation Reduction Act
This “Energy Efficiency Day”, energy efficiency advocates share new research showing how many homes by metro area of the state will qualify for no/low-cost heat pumps to replace air conditioners and heavily subsidized energy efficiency improvements.
In a media call held on the 7th annual Energy Efficiency Day nationwide, Green Homeowners United released new research showing the substantial energy impact from the Inflation Reduction Act on moderate income households. The call was joined by State Representative Supreme Moore Omokunde and Climate Power. Click here to see the report.