Sustainable Steps

Take advantage of energy efficiency programs from AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas. You’ll save money and make your home more comfortable, plus you’ll help Columbus reach its 30,000 home energy audit goal! Sustainable Steps is the City’s innovative and ambitious climate action plan to reduce air pollution & city-wide greenhouse gas emissions. This winning plan is part of the American Cities Climate Challenge!

 

Columbus City-wide Programs

The following programs count towards the 30,000 home energy audits goal:

  • AEP OHIO - COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (3 Points)

    Get free energy efficiency and repair services if you are enrolled in the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP), Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP), or Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and your gross income is at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Multi-family properties may be eligible. Call 1-800-672-2231 to find the community-based agency in your area.

  • AEP OHIO - HOME ENERGY PROFILE (1 Point)

    Answer questions online about your energy use and receive recommendations for saving energy and a free efficiency kit to help you get started. Once you've answered all questions and you get your results, please make sure you click 'Submit' at the bottom of the page and enter your mailing address. This will ensure that you'll receive the energy efficiency kit in the mail and your participation will count toward your community's goal. You can complete AEP Ohio's Online Home Energy Profile HERE. For detailed written instructions, contact us at 1-844-220-4128.

  • COLUMBIA GAS - WARMCHOICE(R) (3 points)

    Provides a whole home energy inspection. No cost services may include attic and wall insulation, air sealing, safety checks on natural gas appliances, natural gas furnace repair or replacement, and natural gas water heater repair or replacement. At no cost to homeowners and renters. Call 614-621-1171 for more information.Click HERE for the Homeowner Application for WarmChoice Program.