Homeowner’s Resources and Events

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The Energy Conservation for Ohioans (ECO-Link) program is designed to provide reduced rate financing through partnering banks for Ohioans completing “whole home” weatherization and energy efficient improvements in their homes.

ECO-Link provides homeowners a 3% rate reduction on five-year bank loans when completing energy efficient projects in their homes. Visit for details, or download the ECOLink Brochure (pdf).


Rain Gardens (Cuyahoga Soil and Water)

Rain Gardens (Presentation from Showcase – pdf)


Choosing Green building materials (pdf)


Held Saturday, December 5th, 2009
Schoenbaum Center, 175 E. 7th Ave., Columbus, OH

A Green Residential Tradeshow & Conference

Residential Energy Retrofits (pdf)

Energy Efficiency resources (pdf)

Local Funding and Residential Tax Credits for Greening Homes (talk given by Brian Higgins) (pdf)

Multiple sessions on Greening homes included:

  • Residential Energy Retrofits – Cost Effective Strategies
  • Energy Retrofits and their impact on Indoor Air Quality
  • Implementing a Green Neighborhood Plan
  • Learn about Local Funding and Residential Tax Credits for Greening Homes

Additionally, the Green Home Fair had exhibits of Green products for Residential home construction/retrofit and everyday use. The Fair is a gathering of homeowners and residential building industry professionals.

View past residential workshops (photos)

View walking tour of the LEED Home pilot project (photos)