Energy Performance for Comfort and Savings


Ten Actions You Can Take for a More Energy Efficient Home

During Construction:

Let your builder know that energy efficiency is a high priority for you and your family.

Refer to a Built Green checklist and ask your builder to highlight actions they are taking to improve energy performance.

While Living in Your Home:

Use a programmable thermostat to manage changing comfort needs during the day and night.

Weatherize your home by sealing leaks and insulating attics, floors and walls.

Clean and maintain your heating and ventilation systems as recommended by the manufacturer.

Buy ENERGY STARĀ® labeled products when purchasing lights, appliances, windows, and equipment.

Reduce hot water usage with an efficient front-loading washer, fixing leaks, and lowering the temperature in the hot water tank.

Seal your ducts with mastic and insulate them to R-11.

Turn out lights and turnoff equipment when not in use.

Use solar design for controlling heat gain, light, water heating and generating electricity. It works- even in Western Washington!


Use low- emitting interior products and materials to avoid environmentally triggered illnesses