Nashville, Tenn. – District 18 is leading the energy-efficiency charge in Nashville. Go Green District 18 encourages homeowners and businesses to sign up for a NES In-Home Energy Evaluation with the goal of reducing power usage in the district by five-percent. Nashville Electric Service, the Urban Land Institute Nashville, Village Real Estate Services and Metro Councilwoman Kristine LaLonde are partnering with Mayor Karl Dean to kick off the Go Green District 18 campaign Thursday, October 8 at Belmont United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. The NES In-Home Evaluation provides homeowners with a home assessment and a detailed report outlining potential energy-efficiency improvements and the available cash incentives or financing. Homeowners pay an up-front fee of $150, which is reimbursed if recommended improvements totaling more than $150 are made within 90 days. Customers are also reimbursed 50-percent of the installation cost up to $500. The goal is for 360 residences and 36 businesses to complete the NES In-Home Energy Evaluation and modifications by the end of 2010. NES will be able to measure their success based on energy usage captured before and after the campaign. Go Green District 18 organizers hope the grassroots program will be adopted in other council districts to support Mayor Karl Deans Green Ribbon Panel initiatives to reduce Nashvilles energy usage by five percent by 2012 and 20 percent by 2020. District 18 encompasses the Belmont Hillsboro and the Hillsboro West End Neighborhoods. For more information about the neighborhood campaign, visit www.gogreendistrict18.com.