Resources for Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Upgrades to your heating and cooling system, insulation and other improvements will pay for themselves over time as they reduce your monthly energy bills. But the upfront costs can still be difficult for families to manage.
Fortunately, there are a number of incentive programs that can help to make Home Performance a reality for your home.
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
Each state has a number of state, local or utility programs to support homeowners. Understanding each state’s programs can seem daunting, so we recommend using the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) to search for state-by-state energy efficiency incentives and policies. Browse the database by selecting your state on this interactive map.
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
BPI is proud to work with the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program. Created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this program partners with state and local governments to help homeowners make their homes more efficient.
Weatherization Assistance Programs
The Weatherization Assistance Program helps families within lower income brackets make permanent upgrades that improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The program has been running for over 30 years and has provided over six million families with assistance to help improve Home Performance.
Meet the Leets. See how well their home performs.
"Watch out for: Fly-by-night companies — 'blow and go' is the industry term — who charge a hefty fee for an audit, promise major upgrades, then disappear.
They’re required to do an audit before and after any work to guarantee results."