Save on the raising electric bills in Nashville

Join the growing number of Davidson County residents who are making home energy improvements – a smart move for your wallet and the environment. Every homeowner can do something to make a difference, and Nashville Energy Works (NEW) provides personalized services to make it easier than ever.



Providing Nashville Energy Saving Solutions!


  • Financial Incentives: Energy-saving programs that offer financial incentives will be suggested based on household income and number of residents. Applications and instructions will be offered, and technical assistance will be available.
  • Educational Opportunities: A diverse listing of educational resources will be presented – from do-it-yourself videos and toolkits to free workshops created for those in the residential construction field – to teach Nashvillians how to make homes more energy-efficient.
  • With Nashville Energy Works you have access to:
  • Financial incentives for energy improvements, including possible financing options.
  • Free workshops and do-it-yourself resources.
  • Knowledgeable representatives who can suggest programs that may be a fit for you.

About NEW

Nashville Energy Works (NEW) was formed by Mayor Karl Dean’s Office of Environment and Sustainability and is now administered by Hands On Nashville. NEW connects Davidson County homeowners with easy-to-understand information and the right resources to help you lower your utility bills by making home energy improvements that help residents in their home, businesses and best Nashville restaurants alike.

These improvements can:

  • Help you save money and energy.
  • Make your home more comfortable for you and your family.
  • Help the environment.

Opportunities listed are provided to Davidson County residents by government agencies, utility companies and nonprofit organizations. NEW makes every attempt to be inclusive of all stakeholders representing these sectors.

Homeowner Financial Incentives

From in-home energy consultations to comprehensive improvement projects with financial incentives, there are a wide array of programs and options available to every Nashville homeowner.

In-Home Energy Evaluation Program provides a comprehensive in-home energy assessment, as well as rebates and financing options to homeowners who choose to make significant investments in energy-saving improvements. For $50, homeowners can have an energy evaluation performed by TVA-certified auditors. Auditors also will inspect any improvements after installation. Homeowners who complete this program are eligible for rebates up to $500. For more information on scheduling your In-Home Energy Evaluation.

Energy Retrofit Program provides low-interest loans between $1,000 and $35,000 to Davidson County homeowners who are at or below 120 percent of the area median household income. Through this program, homeowners also participate in the In-Home Energy Evaluation Program and make upgrades that reduce their energy costs by 15 percent or more. The payment on a $5,500 loan, which is the average cost to achieve a 15% energy reduction, would be $60 per month or less for a 10-year period. To find out if you may qualify for this program, please visit our income calculator. For more information on the Energy Retrofit Program.

ENERGY STAR Heat Pump Program provides homeowners with low-interest, long-term financing for new heat pumps. Homeowners who also participate in the In-Home Energy Evaluation Program (IHEE) can receive a $250 rebate by financing their heat pump through IHEE. For more information on how to qualify.

Water Heater Program provides homeowners with a $50 rebate for installing a new electric water heater in an existing home. Proof of purchase is required. 

Home Energy Savings Program engages volunteers to make energy- and money-saving upgrades at no cost to Davidson County homeowners who are at or below 80 percent of the median household income. Through Nashville Energy Works, 20 homes in Metro Council District 17 (South Nashville) are benefitting from the Home Energy Savings Program. 

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency have been extended through December 2013 or 2016. To view a defined list of energy efficient home improvement and appliance additions you can make this year and save money on your tax return, as well as application instructions for all of the Federal Tax Credits.


Homeowner How-Tos

Making energy efficiency upgrades to your home is a smart move for your wallet and the environment. With so many home improvement possibilities, how do you know where to begin? Nashville Energy Works’ Homeowner How-Tos provides a listing of free community resources to help you get started.

Neighborhood Energy Savers Workshops are available to Nashville Electric Service customers interested in lowering their home’s energy usage. Participants receive a free energy-saving toolkit and a personalized plan of action to reduce energy costs. Workshops are scheduled throughout the year. To see when the next available Neighborhood Energy Savers Workshop is scheduled.

Home Energy Savings Program engages volunteers, working under the leadership of expert staff, to make energy-saving upgrades to qualified low-income homes in Davidson County. During these weekly projects, volunteers get hands-on experience that can be transferred to their own homes.  Scopes of work include the installation of attic insulation, door strips, energy-efficient lighting, reusable air filters, sink aerators, etc. For more information about volunteer opportunities with the Home Energy Savings Program.

Energy Saving Tools is a suite of online resources that help homeowners identify ways to save money on their home energy bills. Piedmont’s Home Energy Calculator asks the user a few simple questions and then provides an estimate for current energy usage, in addition to recommendations for how to save energy and reduce costs.

Self-Audit Program provides homeowners with do-it-yourself education on proper home energy use and recommends personalized energy improvements. All first-time program participants also receive an energy-efficiency starter kit. For more information about the EnergyRight Solutions’ Self-Audit Program.

In-Home Energy Workshops are free neighborhood workshops that focus on easy ways to save energy in your home at little or no cost to you. We are currently planning our 2014-15 workshop schedule..

Do-It-Yourself Videos show you the simple things you can do, as a homeowner, to save energy and cut down on your utility bills. To view the available videos. To hear from real homeowners that have made changes to their homes to save energy and money.

Tennessee Energy Education Initiative provides homeowners and organizations with the proper training and tools to take control of their energy usage by  connecting them with resources, expertise and potential funding options. For more information.

Energy Star Kids Korner provides teachers, parents and children with a fun, interactive resource that explains the importance of energy efficiency. There are lesson plans, activities and trivia that challenge children to make a difference. For more information.


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