Technical Assistance

Whether you’re interested in energy efficiency improvements for your home or business, looking for resources to make your construction project more sustainable, or interested in learning more about green building, we have programs, toolkits, and resources to support you every step of the way.
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Community Energy Challenge


The Community Energy Challenge makes achieving energy efficiency as easy as possible from start to finish. We provide each participating household or business with quality information, a full energy assessment, a customized energy action plan detailing cost-effective measures, assistance with utility and tax rebates, reliable contractors, and quality assurance.


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ACT NOW! The Community Energy Challenge makes achieving energy efficiency as easy as possible. We know that rural businesses have unique needs, and that’s why we are teaming up with local organizations to help Energize businesses in rural San Juan. We’re bringing together energy-saving expertise and generous rebates and grants for energy efficiency and solar projects to maximize savings.

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Green Home Tours & Talks


Every year, do it yourselfers and those looking for great contractors for an upcoming project delight in a day of exploring beautiful, innovative, and eco-friendly homes during the Green Home Tours & Talks.

Building Decarbonization Tech Talk


How do we decarbonize existing residential buildings? Watch the Energy & Green Building Team and Madrona Building Solutions in this 2021 six-part series on building decarbonization technologies catered towards industry folks such as contractors, builders, architects, and other industry professionals. These hour-long “Tech Talks” provide a more in-depth and technical knowledge that requires a sophisticated baseline, as we focus on how to implement these technologies in your work. Stay tuned for more tech talks in the future.

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Toward Zero Waste: Contractor Toolkit


This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to establishing a waste reduction program for your job sites. Along with this guide are resources to help you succeed in reducing your waste, cost, and carbon footprint.

Green Building Slam


10 speakers, 10 slides, 10 minutes. Learn about 10 innovative and sustainable, green buildings, ideas, or advances that push the envelope in our built environment. From green building professionals to the public, all are welcome!


Many Thanks To Our Energy & Green Building PROGRAM Funders and Sponsors!


Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union
Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union
Truly Electric & Solar
Instinct Builders
Ecotech Solar
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Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union
Bellingham Bay Builders
Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union
CAZ Construction