Conservation & Energy Efficiency

Once we have met optimum energy-efficiency potential, it becomes much more feasible for us to use renewable technologies, such as solar electricity. Click on the links above to learn more about how to conserve more resources at your home or business. These simple tips reduce your carbon footprint, and save you money.

About every $1 you spend on energy efficiency will save you $3 - $5 on the cost of a renewable energy system needed to produce that energy.

Energy Efficiency Made Easy and Affordable


There is an exciting opportunity on Whidbey Island to reduce energy use, save money, improve comfort, increase home value, and protect our environment. It’s called the Community Energy Challenge (CEC), and it is providing homes and small businesses with technical expertise and financial assistance to cut back energy use and start saving.
 
It starts with a home energy assessment, during which a certified building analyst evaluates the current condition of the home, determining insulation levels, air leakage, heating and cooling system function, as well as any other potential energy losses.
 
Following the assessment, a Home Energy Advisor meets personally with each participant to explain the results and provide recommendations for improvement. The CEC can also connect homeowners with financial incentives and rebates, qualified contractors to do the recommended retrofits, and provides 100% quality assurance on all work done through the program.
 
Though a home energy assessment typically costs $600, through the CEC it’s only $195!
 
A similar suite of services is available to small businesses at no cost.
 
Energy efficiency has never been easier!

For more information, or to fill out a residential assessment interest form, visit
sustainablewhidbey.org/projects/community-energy-challenge

 

 

Conservation Notes