Community Energy Challenge - Resources
- Tips to Save Energy and Money - US Dept of Energy
A booklet from Dept of Energy on recommended energy efficiency upgrades
- Energy Saving Tips - Puget Sound Energy
- Guide to Home Energy Efficiency - Home Intelligence
Many energy saving tips and resources
download our flyer here
Rebates and Incentive Programs
Energy Use & Savings Calculators
Tax Incentive Information
- Tax Incentives Assistance Project
- Alliance to Save Energy - Home and Vehicle Tax Credits
- Energy STAR - Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency
Regional Energy Efficiency Information
- Efficiency Works!
A service of Northwest Energy Coalitions providing engaging energy efficiency research and information for businesses and civic leaders
- Home Performance Washington
An association of businesses offering whole house energy efficiency efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality solutions
- Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
A non-profit working with stakeholders to accelerate the market adoption of energy-efficient products, technologies and practices within homes, business and industry
- Building Performance Center
A division of the Opportunity Council providing weatherization services to low-income households in Whatcom, San Juan, and Island Counties.
National Energy Efficiency Information
- Department of Energy
The US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Energy STAR
A joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Dept of Energy facilitating increased energy efficiency through energy efficient products and practices
- Alliance to Save Energy
A non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders undertaking research, educational programs, advocacy and partnership-building to advance energy efficiency
About the Community Energy Challenge
- The Whatcom Energy Challenge
Our project profile on the EPA's website.
Community Energy Efficiency Pilot Legislative Report
The pilot projects, including the CEC, are applying and testing innovative approaches for expanding delivery of energy efficiency services in Washington State.
Program Replication Tools
- The Commercial
Conservation Services Program
This paper outlines in detail the process of developing the commercial services side of the CEC, from identifying opportunities to fulfill needs in the community, to the specifics of program implementation.
- The Residential One Stop Energy Shop
This paper describes the steps that went into creating the residential CEC program, including addressing barriers to implementation, driving demand through social change, and developing incentives to make the program available to homes at different income levels.
- Focus Group Results
This focus group was conducted to learn about participants’ familiarity with home energy efficiency terminology, response to a variety of messaging approaches, and expectations about the audit experience.