Energy Efficiency Loan Program

Special financing available for residential energy efficiency improvements!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Avista residential customers receiving gas and/or electric service in the state of Washington.
  • Eligible upgrade items include a variety of high-efficiency measures that can be found on Avista’s approved list.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO APPLY FOR THIS LOAN?
  1. Identify if the measure is on the Avista approved list.
  2. Identify the cost of the approved project by getting bids from qualified contractors (work must be performed by a contractor).
  3. Complete customer release form.
  4. Email or FAX the following to Leona Doege, leona.doege(at)avistacorp.com; FAX 509-777-5231.
  5. Avista will review the project for program qualification. If project is approved, Avista will inform you and then forward your project information to Sustainable Resources INW to initiate the loan process.
  6. You will then work with Kirsten Nolan at Sustainable Resources, kirsten(at)sustaininw.org,  for loan processing and getting your contractor paid.
  7. Your monthly loan payments will be made directly to Numerica Credit Union.

WHO ARE THE PLAYERS?
Avista received the grant money. Participating lender is Numerica Credit Union.  Sustainable Resources INW is the loan coordinator and acts as a liaison between the customer, the lenders and Avista.

WHERE DID THE MONEY COME FROM?
The Washington State Dept. of Commerce awarded a $1MM credit enhancement grant to Avista in December of 2009, funded by the federal Stimulus Act (ARRA). That grant money makes it possible for participating lenders to offer this special financing to a broader range of borrowers at a lower cost.