The Nonprofit Energy Makeover is a contest fueled by the Sustainable Energy Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to upgrade a nonprofit building to be more energy efficient at no cost to the winning organization. This program gives a nonprofit the chance to save on their utility bills by implementing the upgrades included in the FREE energy makeover and use those savings toward their mission.





The winning nonprofit organization, chosen for its inefficient building and for the good it does for the community, will produce dramatic energy savings. The money saved from high electric bills can be directed towards furthering the nonprofit’s mission. The main goal of the Makeover Contest is to promote energy efficiency and assist energy users in overcoming educational and financial barriers to a sustainable energy future.

TO APPLY, ORGANIZATION MUST MEET THESE QUALIFICATIONS:
Must Have 501c3 status and must be located in the PPL Electric Utilities service territory.




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the cost?
A: Free. There is no application fee and there is no cost to the nonprofit to participate.

Q: Who can apply?
A: Any nonprofit 501(c)(3) that is located in the PPL Electric service territory.
If you think you know of a potential candidate, forward this link to them and encourage them to apply.

Q: How do I know if we are in the PPL Electric service territory?
A: Your nonprofit’s electric bill would be from PPL Electric Utilities*. To view a map of their service area, click here. 
*This contest is not associated with PPL Electric Utilities.

Q: How can I find more information about the contest?
A: The application is on this website and you can find out more by calling our office at 610-264-4440.  We are also holding workshops throughout the region in March where we will present nonprofits with energy saving tips including the Nonprofit Energy Makeover Contest. More information to come. For procedures and rules, click here.

Q: When and where will these workshops be held and how much will it cost to attend?
A: The workshops will be listed on the website and will be free for nonprofits to attend. For profits are also welcome with payment of $35 fee.

Q: Where do I send the application?
A: Send the application by email to Kelly Sanders at ksanders@thesef.org or mail to: Sustainable Energy Fund 1005 Brookside Road, Suite 210, Allentown, PA 18106. The application is due by April 26, 2017. For more questions, please call Sustainable Energy Fund at 610-264-4440.






Join us for "Energy Savings 101: Lower Utility Bills For Your Organization", a workshop to learn about energy efficiency, energy conservation, and energy usage in buildings.  Attendees will learn the typical energy management barriers.  Our discussion will include simple steps your organization can take to assess your energy usage, set goals, and implement an action plan.  By the end of the workshop, you will have an understanding of how lighting, HVAC, and the building envelope play a role in your utility bill. The workshops are free of charge for nonprofits, and open to the public at a rate of $35. Select a location below to register for one of our informative workshops near you.



Honesdale Scranton Hazleton Williamsport Harrisburg Lancaster Allentown




FRIDAY, MARCH 10: 11AM - 2PM
$35 ADMISSION • FREE FOR NONPROFITS • LUNCH INCLUDED
Energy Savings 101: Lancaster
Lancaster Public Library • 125 N. Duke Street • Lancaster, PA 17602

TUESDAY, MARCH 14: 10AM - 12PM
$35 ADMISSION • FREE FOR NONPROFITS • LIGHT REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED
Energy Savings 101: Scranton
University of Scranton • Kane Forum (Room 235) in Leahy  Hall • 230 Kressler Ct. • Scranton, PA 18503
Co-sponsored by NEPA Alliance

TUESDAY, MARCH 28: 10AM - 1PM
$35 ADMISSION • FREE FOR NONPROFITS • LUNCH INCLUDED
Energy Savings 101: Williamsport
The Pennsylvania College of Technology (General Services Building) • National Sustainable Structures Center
2245 Reach Rd. • Room GS W 113 • Williamsport, PA 17701
Co-sponsored by National Sustainable Structures Center (NSSC)

THURSDAY, MARCH 30: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
$35 ADMISSION • FREE FOR NONPROFITS • LUNCH INCLUDED
Energy Savings 101: Honesdale
The Cooperage • 1030 Main Street • Honesdale, PA 18431
Co-sponsored by Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support (SEEDS)

FRIDAY, MARCH 31: 11AM - 2PM
$35 ADMISSION • FREE FOR NONPROFITS • LUNCH INCLUDED
Energy Savings 101: Harrisburg
Giant Community Center • 2300 Linglestown Rd. • Harrisburg, PA 17110

FRIDAY, MARCH 24: 1PM - 3PM
$35 ADMISSION • FREE FOR NONPROFITS • LIGHT REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED
Energy Savings 101: Allentown
Southern Lehigh Public Library • Community Meeting Room (Max 25 People) • 3200 Preston Lane • Center Valley, PA 18034

MONDAY, MARCH 27: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
$35 ADMISSION • FREE FOR NONPROFITS • LUNCH INCLUDED
Energy Savings 101: Hazleton
Penn State Hazleton • Slusser/Bayzick Building • Main Floor • 76 University Dr. • Hazleton, PA 18202
*Guests can park in Lot A