Energy efficiency is creating and sustaining jobs in an industry that has been hit hard by the recession. This program is one of many across the country putting people back to work and helping transition into a greener economy.
Benefits to Contractors
The Community Energy Challenge supports the growing workforce of energy efficiency contractors by providing educational resources and training opportunities through the Building Performance Center. Please check here for information on upcoming trainings.
The program also eliminates the resources contractors
spend on finding customers by coordinating projects and providing direct leads after a
home energy assessment has been completed. (All projects receiving CEC incentives must begin with a CEC home energy assessment.)
How to Get Involved
All of the contractors working with the Community Energy Challenge responded to a request for qualifications that we put out to the contractor community. We received many excellent applications and it was a very competitive process. Though we can only support seven contractors at this time we are excited to extend these opportunities to additional contractors as spaces become available or our capacity expands. If you would like to receive an update when there are new openings, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for all the good work you do!
Certifications and Credentials
All contractors working with the Community Energy Challenge meet the following standards:
Building Performance Institute Certified
Puget Sound Energy and Cascade Natural Gas Trade Allies
5 year + of weatherization and home retrofit experience
Practice Lead Safe Weatherization
All Certified Building Analysts providing Home Energy Assessments meet the following standards:
Building Performance Institute Certified
PSE HomePrint Certified
We are proud to announce the following local contractors are
participating in the Community Energy Challenge:
Abbott Construction Company, Inc. has built custom and
speculative homes in Whatcom County, and currently focuses on
remodeling, repairing, upgrading and adding space to local homes and
offices. They have vast and wide-ranging knowledge of all phases of
construction, from birdhouses to large, multiple-phase tenant
improvements. They strive to continue their education in
construction-related areas to include green building, and are members of
the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County, the Master
Remodelers Group and the Built Green Committee.
Arrow Insulation Company has been serving Western Washington including Seattle, Bellingham, Bellevue to Tacoma for over 25 years. They are a local and family owned company that prides itself on offering the highest standards of traditional customer service with the latest in insulation contractor technology. Their experts specialize in insulation removal, installation, and retrofit upgrades including insulation products.
Azimuth Integral Homes provide clients with safe, healthy,
comfortable, durable homes that cost less to operate. Founded in 1997,
Azimuth provides construction and design from an ecological outlook. For
the past ten years they have focused on building science principles and
the “whole building” approach. Azimuth Integral Homes is motivated to
preserving the planet while creating a healthier environment for present
and future generations.
CAZ Energy Services LLC is a local, independent residential energy
efficiency consultancy. All of their consultants are certified by the
Building Performance Institute, a national standards development and
credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency. Their guiding philosophy is to treat
the whole house as a system, with each element impacting the others.
Chuckanut Builders, founded by three Bellingham natives with over
44 years of combined experience, specializes in green custom home
building, remodeling and tenant improvement, as well as energy
efficiency upgrades of existing homes and businesses. They strive to
live up to their tagline, "Committed to the Community, Committed to the
Craft," by supporting local businesses and building energy efficient,
healthy and environmentally responsible projects.
Clifton View Homes has been a SIPS Builder on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington State for more than 19 years. Specializing in Structural Insulated Panels, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) and other energy-efficient technologies, CVH Inc. has been satifying the most demanding custom and luxury home building customers for more than 22 years.
Energy Savers Inc. provides weatherization and repair services to site-built, multi-family housing, and mobile homes participating in their local Weatherization Program. All sub-contractors utilized are licensed, bonded and insured. An independent minority-owned general contractor, Energy Savers, Inc. has 32 years experience providing comprehensive weatherization services for government or utility funded weatherization/home repair programs. They utilize cutting edge technologies in their approach to residential energy conservation, and are committed to quality and progress in the field of weatherization.
NorthSound Energy & Remodel provides solutions to increase comfort and energy efficiency. Kurt Waldenberg, founder/operator, has over twenty years experience as a remodel contractor. Born into a Montana family with generations in the construction trades, he brings a detailed eye, commitment to quality and integrity to his work. Waldenberg is a practicing certified-BPI Building Analyst Professional and experienced Infrared Building Thermographer.
Sage Building Solutions offers decades of green building
experience combined with the latest building science information to
create comfortable, healthy and efficient homes. Their primary focus is
on energy efficiency retrofits and green remodel projects. Sage
delivers a high quality product and customer experience that reflects a
dedication to the unique goals each customer has for their home. All
staff are trained in the building sciences to ensure that installations
are of the highest quality and effectiveness.
Rainshield Roofing and Construction Inc. has been a locally owned
weatherization and retro-work contractor for over 22 years. Rainshield
is dedicated to delivering the very best skill, quality and workmanship
in the industry to every job. Their employees take pride in their
work, the quality of their installation, their finished product and
the satisfaction of knowing that they have one of the best reputations
in the area.