PathStone Energy Services
The Housing Rehabilitation and Energy Services
 Department at PathStone accomplishes our mission by offering energy efficient solutions through the process of weatherization and energy related services. Since 1988 PathStone has improved housing energy efficiency and indoor air quality for over 5,650 units. PathStone provides weatherization and energy conservation services to reduce energy usage, obtain optimum efficiency, and to help protect your family.

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FREE Home Energy Efficiency Seminar - November 20th! Open to ALL Residents

by Mike V on 11/14/13

Can you answer "yes" to any of the following questions?
  • I, or someone living in my residence, is over 60 years old or under 5 years old
  • My gross annual household income is somewhere between $0 and $274,800 (eligible for free home energy assessment)
  • I, or someone in my home, receive HEAP, Public Assistance, Food Stamps or SSI benefits
  • There is someone in my home that is homebound or disabled
  • My gas or electric costs are high 
  • I have trouble paying my utility bills
  • My home does not stay temperate
  • I believe my home has health and safety issues
  • I know someone that any of the above criteria applies to
If you answered yes to one or any of these questions, please attend our upcoming FREE seminar.

Our seminars teach you valuable home control techniques and introduce you to free, grant subsidized and incentive based programs for homeowners AND renters. You will be able to ask unbiased technicians about home concerns, what it means to be energy efficient and even get a chance to go through a mock home energy assessment to show you where problems can arise throughout your home.

The next seminar is November 20th from 5:30 to 7 PM. The seminar with be hosted at 404 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.

To reserve your seat and receive a free complimentary dinner from Wegmans, please pre-register for free at our Upcoming Events Page. We look forward to meeting you!

Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Embrace LED Lighting Solutions

by Mike V on 10/24/13

This is a great read on how New York City is improving its energy efficiency, reducing its maintenance and utility consumption costs and passing the savings on to the taxpayers.



LED lighting is a great way for any household or company to increase energy sustainability and keep long-term costs low, thereby saving money over time. The NYC project is expected to save a combined $14 million in combined energy and maintenance costs each year. Over the 20 year expected life of these bulbs, thats $280 million.

Now that's a bright idea for a brighter future. How much can you save?

Brockport Community Energy Programs Seminar and FREE Dinner

by Mike V on 10/22/13

The Village of Brockport will be hosting a Free Energy Efficiency Seminar sponsored by PathStone Corporation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and Wegmans. 


Learn about programs and grants available to homeowners and renters to reduce utility costs, and how you can receive a free home energy assessment. Be more comfortable and use the savings to pay off the cost of work. 

The seminar is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 on October 23rd at 49 State St. Brockport, NY 14420. Please register to reserve your place here: http://www.pathstoneenergyinfo.org/Workshop-Registration.html

Hilton FREE Seminar and Dinner - October 18th

by Mike V on 10/16/13

Winter is coming and now is your best chance to prepare your house for the heating season. Come to the Hilton Town Hall, located at 1300 Hilton-Parma Road, for an open seminar and Q&A session on energy programs and services available through PathStone. 


Save money. Save Energy. Save Time. Come to 1300 Hilton-Parma Road from 5:30-7:30 for information and a free dinner this Friday, October 18th!

FREE Health Care Event for Everyone

by Mike V on 10/08/13

Greetings!


Are you interested in free health screenings, health focused seminars and the largest exhibition of health care in Upstate New York? Then come to the Monroe County Health and Fitness Fair at the Fair & Expo Center in Henrietta October 10th, between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM. 

Admission is free and there are dozens of vendors and service providers in attendance. 

Brighton Homecoming

by Mike V on 09/26/13

Greetings everyone!


PathStone Housing Rehabilitation and Energy Services will be at this Friday's Brighton Homecoming from 4-7 at Brighton Twelve Corners. Come out for a family friendly evening of activities, including food, music and a parade! 

We will be informing the public and answering questions regarding home energy efficiency, free energy audits, and money saving programs available to homeowners and renters. 

We'll see you there!

Get Ready for Greentopia!

by Mike V on 09/09/13

Greentopia is a premier green festival taking place from Tuesday, September 10 through Sunday, September 15. Part film, music, green fashion, technology and education, Greentopia | 2013 has fun for the whole family. 

The main festival grounds are located in the High Falls District at Commercial Street. Check the calendar events for times and locations.

You can find more schedule information about Greentopia's events at their website: greentopiafest.com. 

About Greentopia

Greentopia's Green Visions: Building Healthy Futures mission is twofold: to provide fresh produce to Rochester's low-income neighborhoods and provide young people in these neighborhoods the opportunity enter the workforce. Greentopia engages the community through several programs to build better, stronger communities with more meaningful relationships between neighborhoods.

Community Health Fair

by Mike V on 09/03/13

This coming Saturday, September 7, there will be a community health fair hosted by the Faith Community Alliance and sponsored in part by Foodlink, Inc. 

There will be free health screenings, including glucose, blood pressure, dental, vision and more. In addition, there will be free supplemental food bags given to the first 200 visitors.This is a family event with activities available for everyone.

More information is available at: http://goo.gl/JL9CUn

Weatherization Assistance Program

by Mike V on 08/15/13

Good Afternoon!


Do you have a drafty home, high energy bills, issues with heating or problems keeping the rooms in your home temperate throughout the year?

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is federally funded through the U.S. Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services to provide energy conservation measures to income eligible households. This provides free money to homeowners and renters in households at 60% or less of the state median income with priority given to senior citizens, families with children and households with handicapped or homebound residents for the purpose of improving energy efficiency, making safety upgrades and providing education. Recipients of HEAP are automatically income eligible.

This program helps reduce energy costs in your home and make your more comfortable, improving your standard of living!

All parts of the state are covered and PathStone is your local provider for these services in the Monroe County outside the city limits. For Monroe County residents living in the Rochester City limits, call Action for a Better Community (ABC) at 585-442-4160. If you reside outside of Monroe County, contact your local town hall, utilities provider, senior group or other services provider to receive weatherization assistance in your area.

We are excited to announce that the waiting list for the Monroe County WAP is much shorter than this time last year! Sign up today to reserve your place on the Monroe County waiting list. Or give us a call at 585-442-2030.

Cooler Weather Is Here

by Mike V on 08/14/13

Good Afternoon!


Heat waves and high dewpoints have kept this summer relatively hot and if you're like most New Yorkers, you probably haven't had to run heating system in a while. That could change soon with local forecasts showing that the Fingerlakes Region will dip into the 50s overnight tonight and through the rest of the work week.

This heating season, don't be caught off guard with faulty or inefficient equipment. By receiving a free or reduced cost home energy assessment, you can take the first step in assuring your home is ready for whatever winter brings, not to mention save money on energy costs. This comprehensive whole-home assessment will look at where your home is losing energy (money) and how best to remedy any issues.

To find out more about scheduling an energy assessment, please call 585-442-2030. If you would like to learn more about energy programs through PathStone or are curious about energy services in your area, browse our website or sign up for an upcoming free energy efficiency seminar.

Next FREE Home Energy Efficiency Seminar - August 29th!

by Mike V on 08/13/13

Good Afternoon!


Can you answer "yes" to any of the following questions?
  • I, or someone living in my domicile, is over 60 years old or under 5 years old
  • My gross annual household income is somewhere between $0 and $274,800
  • I, or someone in my home, receive HEAP, Public Assistance, Food Stamps or SSI benefits
  • There is someone in my home that is homebound or disabled
  • My gas and electric costs are high 
  • I have trouble paying my utility bills
  • My home does not stay temperate
  • I believe my home has health and safety issues
  • I know someone that any of the above criteria applies to
If you answered yes to one or any of these questions, please attend our upcoming FREE seminar.

Our seminars teach you valuable home control techniques and introduce you to free, grant subsidized and incentive based programs for homeowners AND renters. You will be able to ask unbiased technicians about home concerns, what it means to be energy efficient and even get a chance to go through a mock home energy assessment to show you where problems can arise throughout your home.

The next seminar is August 29th from 5:30 to 7:30. Our location is at the Hiram Sibley Mansion, 400 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607.

To reserve your seat and receive a free complimentary dinner from Wegmans, please pre-register for free at our Upcoming Events Page. We look forward to meeting you!

Fun and Learning at the Monroe County Fair

by Mike V on 08/07/13

Good Morning!


The Housing Rehabilitation and Energy Services Department had the pleasure of being a vendor at last weekend's Monroe County Fair. This was the event's first year at Northampton Park in Ogden with the turnout increasing throughout the fair's four days. Attendees came out for the family atmosphere, animal shows, horse agility and live entertainment. Visitors to our information booth received free gifts, tote bags, energy education and information on saving money through energy efficiency programs with Green Job - Green New York and NYSERDA, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. 

To learn more about programs available to save money on energy and stay more comfortable in your home, visit our FAQ page and click the link "What programs are available and which one(s) should I apply for?"

Please enjoy some pictures taken at the fair:

PathStone Booth

New Holland Heavy Machinery

Horse Agility

Milk Goat Show

Come One Come All!

by Mike V on 08/06/13

Good Afternoon!


The Churchville Lions Club will be holding its annual Country Fair this weekend, August 10 and 11 at Churchville Park in Churchville, NY. The family event will feature over 60 attractions and vendors, plus a mainstage for entertainment, antique tractor pull and lumberjack competition. For the kids, there will be pony rides, a petting zoo and other kids games. Fireworks start at 9 PM Saturday night.

A full schedule, starting with a parade on Main Street in Churchville at 10:00 AM on Saturday, is available at the Churchville Lions Club website.

Country Fair Flyer

Don't Miss Out!

by Mike V on 07/29/13

Good Afternoon!


Monroe County is abuzz with festivities this week! Starting on Thursday, August 1, stop by Northampton Park in Ogden for the Monroe County Fair and take part in some great family fun! Festivities start at 1PM Thursday and 11AM Friday-Sunday.

Also in the news: it's the Grand Park Avenue Festival! This Saturday and Sunday only, come down to Park Ave between Culver and Alexander for a Rochester and Western New York tradition, full of food, entertainment and attractions.

PathStone will have tables at both events to answer questions about what it takes to be energy efficient and provide energy education to the public. Be sure to check us out!

Event Registration

by Mike V on 07/25/13

Good Afternoon!


We have improved our registration form with a comments section! This lets you individualize your submission with additional information, letting us serve your needs more completely.

Including information such as, how long you have lived in your home, age of your home, if any of the inhabitants are infants, elderly or prone to respiratory ailments, etc. will help us address you and your individual situation. 

Do It Yourself Energy Audit

by Mike V on 07/22/13

Good Afternoon!


A professional home energy audit is the most comprehensive way to see where your home is letting energy escape or being misused. However, you can start the audit process yourself by taking the time to perform a do-it-yourself audit and inspect a number of home mechanical issues. 

Locate any air leaks and insufficient vent sealing. If energy is escaping, these areas could be costing you big, and at the very least are causing your equipment to work harder (lowering the expected lifetime) and your home to be less comfortable. Many homes could see hundreds in annual energy savings.

You can also inspect insulation, heating and cooling systems, ventilation, lighting and appliances. While doing this, it is also a good idea to have energy billing statements from the last 1 to 2 years for reference.

Your audit may have been a confidence booster for you and your home or it could have revealed a number of issues. After you have completed your DIY audit, you may have some questions as to what to do next. If you found that your home could use energy efficient insulation, sealing, or HVAC systems improvements but are not a professional, you may want to contact a licensed local contractor to perform a professional energy audit. Upgrades like new lighting, ENERGY STAR rated appliances and other small alterations are simple improvements that do not require a great deal of expertise. 

Contact us at SaveEnergy@PathStone.org or call (585) 442-2030 for information on how to receive a FREE professional home energy audit!

New "Register for Events" Button

by Mike V on 07/19/13

Good Afternoon!


We have drafted a new link on the PathStone Energy Info home page that makes registering for events easier than ever! The "Register for Events" Button is located on the left side menu bar under "Upcoming Events" and takes you to directly to the registration form on the events page.

While you're on the home page, take a moment to browse our Twitter feed for ways to stay comfortable during the heatwave, receive financial assistance or get involved in your community! Follow us @PathStoneCorp

Keep Your Home More Comfortable and Temperate

by Mike V on 07/16/13

Good Afternoon!


The high heating bills of winter are far off, but each season tests your home comfort in different ways. Keeping your home comfortable in the summer months can be difficult and costly, so why not change that?

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has an array of income-based improvement programs available to all New York residents, both homeowners and renters. These programs are an excellent way to improve comfort and health conditions in the home, especially to infants, the elderly and those who are more susceptible to respiratory issues. The work, depending on the individual scope, will reduce the costs associated with heating, cooling and electricity consumption for the house and also has a favorable impact on the value of your home. In addition, your energy reduction will work to better local communities through reducing the strain on the environment and creating green jobs at home.

PathStone offers several affordable state and federal subsidies and grant programs to help pay for energy efficient improvements to your home. We will assist you every step of the way, whether it involves financial assistance, explanation of program details, reviewing your energy audit or giving general education about home energy use and lowering utility costs.

To schedule an appointment for information on our programs and services, please contact us at 585-442-2030. For more information, see our Services or Education or FAQ. Interested in services for Commercial or Industrial Properties?

EmPower New York - Energy Improvements for FREE

by Mike V on 07/15/13

Good Afternoon!


We are excited to inform NY residents about the EmPower New York, a free cost-reduction and energy management program available through PathStone. This program is able to improve the cost effectiveness of the existing structure through home performance measures such as heating and cooling system repairs or replacements and insulation work. Eligible participants can also receive replacement furnaces or refrigerators and high efficiency lighting! 

Funding is limited so act today! For more program details go to our EmPower Page or sign up on our Intake Page

Save The Date!

by Mike V on 07/12/13

Hello and Good Morning!


PathStone will be hosting a Free Home Energy Efficiency Seminar on July 25, 2013 from 5:30 - 7:30 at the Hiram Sibley Mansion, 400 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. The meeting will help participants address home efficiency concerns while informing them of available programs and incentives plus how to receive a FREE home energy audit. Participants will receive free education, CFL bulb and a complimentary dinner from Wegmans! 

Again, the seminar is free but pre-registration is required. Answering completely on the registration form allows us to individualize the seminar, giving you a more tailored experience.


Concerned about dates or deadlines for completing your home energy assessment and installations? Not sure of the steps involved in your energy audit process? Reference and print out the Energy Audit Checklist for your personal records so that you can track your progress!
400 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
Phone Number: (585) 442-2030

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