Kansas Energy Efficiency Program (KEEP)

July 07, 2009


The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) launched a statewide initiative to promote energy conservation and reduce home heating costs for homeowners. KHRC will provide 50% of the total loan amount, up to $10,000 with no interest. The remaining 50% of the loan amount comes from Sunflower Bank, a family-owned bank with 34 locations throughout Kansas and Colorado. Sunflower Bank will charge interest on the money they lend, but the zero-interest portion provided by the state makes the blended rate lower than a normal second mortgage loan. Loans obtained through KEEP can be used to purchase a variety of HVAC and weatherization equipment, as well as certain energy efficient appliances. Equipment must meet the efficiency requirements specified by KHRC. Interested homeowners can apply for this program through Sunflower Bank.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kansas
Incentive Type: Loan Program
Web Site: http://www.kshousingcorp.org/programs/KEEP.shtml
Administrator: Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar - Passive
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Heat recovery
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Wind (Small)
Maximum Loan: $10,000 for KRHC funds (Total loan amounts could be higher as determined by Sunflower)
Loan Term: 0% interest for the portion of the loan financed by the State


Name: Christine Reimler
Organization: Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
Address: 611 S. Kansas Ave, Suite 300
Topeka KS 66603-3803
Phone: (785) 296-4818
Email: creimler@kshousingcorp.org

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.