Right now it’s easier than ever to reduce your energy costs, improve your comfort, and increase your home’s value!
How does it work?
The Community Energy Challenge makes achieving energy efficiency as easy as possible from start to finish. We provide you with a full energy audit, a comprehensive report detailing cost-effective measures, reliable contractors, project coordination, rebates and quality assurance. Learn more about participating in the Community Energy Challenge and sign up today!
1. SCHEDULE AN ENERGY AUDIT BY A HOME ENERGY ADVISOR
An energy audit done by one of our Home Energy Advisors takes several hours to perform. It is a thorough analysis of the energy efficiency and performance of your home. The Home Energy Advisor uses diagnostic tools to test for air leakage, combustion safety, insulation levels, ventilation and more. All Community Energy Challenge Home Energy Advisors are Building Performance Institute certified Building Analysts.
2. RECEIVE A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT
After your energy audit, the Home Energy Advisor creates a comprehensive report and meets with you to discuss all of the findings and recommendations, and outlines the most cost-effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home. All advice and recommendations are impartial, and you are not obligated to follow up on any of them.
3. CONSIDER YOUR OPTIONS
If you are interested in following up on one or more of the recommendations, your Home Energy Advisor will coordinate the entire process, from start to finish. You have your choice of participating contractors, who have all been vetted to work with the program. Finished projects must pass a third-party quality assurance inspection, so you can be sure all upgrades are completed properly.
4. Access incentives, rebates, and financing
We provide incentive rebates on qualifying home efficiency projects done through the Community Energy Challenge. These rebates are in addition to any utility rebates you may qualify for. Contact us for current incentives information. We are also partnering with Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU), who has an Energy Smart loan for homeowners interested in financing a project. It’s easy to apply online!
The Community Energy Challenge is a joint project between Sustainable Connections and the Opportunity Council