City of Shreveport – Shreveport Energy Efficiency Program (SEED) (Louisiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Louisiana
Additional Place applies to City of Shreveport
Name City of Shreveport – Shreveport Energy Efficiency Program (SEED) (Louisiana)
Incentive Type Local Loan Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Lighting, Windows, Solar Screens
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies by building type, up to $2,000

Start Date 2011-05-20

Funding Source U.S. Department of Energy

Maximum Incentive Existing Residential: Up to $2,000 per building

New Construction Residential: Up to $2,000 per building Energy Audit flat rate of $100

Terms Applicants to existing or new construction must meet Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) audit and installation measure and performance requirements.

Applicants must be within the City of Shreveport's municipal boundaries.


Incentive Source


The Shreveport Energy Efficiency (SEED) program, offered by the City of Shreveport, is intended to complement and enhance the existing Louisiana Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) program. SEED offers professional energy audit buy-downs and low-interest loans for qualifying retrofits of residential buildings. These incentives are intended to assist in raising program awareness, applicant participation, and diminish costs for improvements.

The SEED program decreases the major cost of the energy audit to Shreveport residents. Energy Audit procedures are performed by the HERO program. Measures which may be eligible for an incentive include air duct improvements, ceiling insulation, building envelope improvements and HVAC replacements.

Low-interest loan parameters based upon principal borrowed*:

  • $3,000 - $6,000: Unsecured, Max 48 months with 2.9% interest to borrower
  • $6,001 - $9,000: Agreement not to encumber, Max 84 months with 4.99% interest to borrower
  • $9,001 - $15,000: First or second mortgage with max loan to value 100%, max 120 months with 5.49% interest to borrower

*Other factors may weigh into the calculation of interest rates. Please contact the SEED program lending partner to personalized rates.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Tracey Graham
Department Shreveport Energy Efficiency Division
Address 505 Travis Street
Address 2 Suite 300
Place Shreveport, Louisiana
Zip/Postal Code 71101
Phone (318) 673-6594


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"