A new program is expected to make some Western New York businesses more energy efficient. The community housing organization PUSH Buffalo is leading an effort that’s also expected to create local jobs.
The state's effort to boost the purchase of new energy-efficient refrigerators and washing machines produced plenty of buyers.
Across New York, $3.5 million in Stimulus funds was handed out in rebates to push the purchase of more than 13,000 washers and refrigerators, according to NYSERDA Assistant Communications Director Dayle Zatlin.
Over $300,000 of the rebates have been distributed locally.
"Erie is one of our largest participating counties. We had over a thousand applications from Erie County," Zatlin said.