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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Fun and Learning at the Monroe County Fair

by PathStone Staff 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 PathStone Staff 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 PathStone Staff 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 PathStone Staff 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 PathStone Staff 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 or call (585) 442-2030 for information on how to receive a FREE professional home energy audit!

New "Register for Events" Button

by PathStone Staff 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 PathStone Staff 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 PathStone Staff 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 PathStone Staff 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.

Urban League of Rochester Clean Energy Contractors Open House

by PathStone Staff on 07/11/13

Good Afternoon!

The Urban League of Rochester, New York, Inc., (ULR) in partnership with New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is pleased to host a Clean Energy Contractors Open House. 

The Open House is specifically for employers who are already doing business under a NYSERDA program including, but not limited to, Home Performance, EmPower, Multifamily Performance, solar photovoltaic installation, or solar thermal installation. The event is designed to provide a venue for prospective employers to interact with ULR’s YouthBuild students who have graduated with Certifications in Pre Apprenticeship Construction Training, Basics of Building Science, HVAC and/or the National Work Readiness Credential (NWRC). NYSERDA offers funding to support businesses as they seek to hire and train new employees; the incentive covers 50% of the new hire’s salary for the first six months of employment as well as additional off-site training needed. ULR can help you access funds for on-the-job training and connect you with skilled job candidates who are ready for work in the clean energy sector. 

The open house will be held in the Thomas Flynn Campus Center (Building 3), room "Monroe A." See for a campus map.

Urban League of Rochester

Calendar Updates

by PathStone Staff on 07/09/13

Good Afternoon!

We have recently updated our site calendar to include upcoming events throughout the rest of summer, including workshops in October and November. To host a free energy efficient workshop or inform us of an event to add to our site calendar, email us at or reach us at 585-442-2030.

Join us at the Corn Hill Arts Festival coming this weekend July 13-14th to find out more about energy efficiency upgrades programs and services offered through PathStone. We will have a booth throughout the festival to provide education and are happy to answer your energy questions.

Small Business Week

by PathStone Staff on 06/19/13

Are you a small business owner? If so, you should know that President Obama has proclaimed this week as National Small Business Week, 2013

Small and micro businesses drive our economy. We know entrepreneurs have the risk-taking and creative thinking that has solidified this country as the most innovative and successful. But we also know changes in market trends can confuse even the most experienced business owners. So we are here to help you succeed.

The Enterprise Center is PathStone's Community Development Entity (CDE) committed to promoting economic self-sufficiency and development. Whether you are looking to expand, need financial assistance, or technical guidance to succeeding in a constantly changing market, The Enterprise Center has what you are looking for.

PathStone is proud to be a local Community Development Financial Institution for the Greater Rochester and Finger Lakes Regions, supporting new and existing businesses with low interest loans, education, technical knowledge, and assistance programs.

Grand Relaunch of the Home Energy Services Website

by PathStone Staff on 06/10/13

We would like to congratulate Home Energy Services on the relaunch of their energy education and consulting website. HES holds the distinction of being a BPI accredited contractor and is recognized in high standing by the Better Business Bureau and Better Contractors Bureau of Rochester. Click the image below to visit their site.

Your Feedback Helps Us Help You

by PathStone Staff on 06/06/13

Hello Valued Visitor,

It is our mission to educate you on PathStone Corporation's programs and services available to you through PathStone's Energy Services and Housing Rehabilitation Department. We strive to inform Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Wayne, Genesee, Orleans, Yates and Wyoming County residents about these free and government subsidized grants that all homeowners and renters have an equal opportunity for. 

Whether you qualify for 10 percent cash back on qualified energy efficient upgrades, a 50 percent subsidy or free improvements and education, PathStone is devoted to helping you every step of the way. We are your non-profit advocacy and community strengthening organization, forever local and forever committed to helping you!

We have recently updated several of our Residential Services pages, FAQ page and Energy Audit Guide page. If you please, we would love to hear your feedback on our goal of making this information easily accessible you and your loved ones. Click here to give feedback.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Your Energy Services Professionals

LED Lighting: Future Tech

by PathStone Staff on 06/03/13

What uses 80-90 percent less energy, produces 96 percent less heat, does not emit UV light and is 100 percent recyclable? The answer to these questions (and your high energy bills) is Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs. 

Cool to the touch and unsurpassed in durability, this relatively new technology is paving the way for energy efficient indoor and outdoor applications. LED bulbs DO NOT contain mercury or other toxic materials used in Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs), meaning they are safe for the environment and most importantly, you and your loved ones.

Oh and the savings... LED bulbs are rated last up to 20 times longer than standard incandescent lights, not to mention superior efficacy (lumen output per watt). To see how much you can save over the lifetime of an LED lighting solution vs. incandescent bulbs, see the Easy Savings Calculator located on the left side bar of our home page. In most applications, you will see your initial investment paid off with energy savings in two years or less (around the time your incandescent bulb will burn out).

Another pro to "warm spectrum" LEDs is that they do not emit light in the UV or blue spectra, which insects are most attracted to. That means less watts AND less swats.

So will you stay heated this summer with incandescent bulbs or be cool and save some green with LEDs? The choice, and the savings, are yours.

Residential Programs Page

by PathStone Staff on 05/29/13

We are happy to offer our visitors a more concise resource outlining residential programs, eligibility guidelines and other helpful sources to get New York residents on track to receiving incentives for energy improvements. 

This page will also appear when clicking on the "Services" tab on the navigation menu.

To view our streamlined page, visit: PathStone Residential Programs!

Help Celebrate Earth Week at Rochester Greenovation

by PathStone Staff on 04/16/13

Rochester Greenovation's Earth Week event will be going on from April 19th until April 25th. This is a good time to clean your house including the basement because they will be taking in recycled items all week.

Each day has different activities planned, including workshops, documentaries, art exhibits, food and music. Come support over 30 environmentalist groups, leave smarter and live Greener.

Rochester Greenovation is located at 1199 E. Main St. Rochester, NY 14609 each day from 11 AM on. For specific events and times, call (585) 288-7564 or email You can also visit their website at

Free Energy Efficiency Workshop

by PathStone Staff on 03/26/13

There will be a free educational workshop on energy efficiency this Thursday, March, 28th. Come learn how you can reduce your energy costs and improve the comfort of your home! PathStone helps homeowners take advantage of FREE energy audits through the Green Jobs - Green New York (GJGNY) Program, featuring On-Bill Recovery Financing. Sponsored by The Housing Council of Rochester, NYSERDA, and Wegmans.

Free Energy Efficiency Workshop

by PathStone Staff on 02/26/13

There will be a free educational workshop on energy efficiency this Thursday, February, 28th. Come learn how you can reduce your energy costs and improve the comfort of your home! PathStone helps homeowners take advantage of FREE energy audits through the Green Jobs - Green New York (GJGNY) Program, featuring On-Bill Recovery Financing. Sponsored by The Housing Council of Rochester, NYSERDA, and Wegmans.

Date: February 28th 5:30-7:30PM Location: The Housing Council, 75 College Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
Contact: Regina Gonzalez 585-442-2030

Winter Workshop on Energy Efficiency

by PathStone Staff on 12/05/12

We are opening up the doors to our corporate headquarters and are inviting community members to have dinner with us and learn about home energy efficiency! Come learn what you should expect out of a free/reduced cost energy audit by local participating contractors on December 13, 2012 from 5:30PM - 7PM at 400 East Avenue. Pre-Registration is required as Wegmans will be providing dinner.

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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