Energy Efficiency

The energy inventory for Jefferson County (Adobe PDF 359 KB) shows that 38% of CO2 emissions are due to business and 23% to home energy, together accounting for 61% of the total. Increasing energy efficiency in buildings is a great opportunity to save money as well as to lower greenhouse gas emissions.  

Home Energy Toolkit Home energy audits, manual guides and computer-assisted programs.

Business Energy Toolkit Quick Start Guide, Resource Guide and computer-assisted Business Carbon Calculator.

Home Weatherization Guidebook  (Adobe PDF 3.66 MB) Do-it-yourself energy guide will help you determine what upgrades are needed to improve your home’s energy performance.

Home Weatherization for Low-Income Individuals Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) provide services for insulation, air sealing, moisture control, and refrigerator replacement.

Jefferson PUD Jefferson County PUD is offering rebates on Energy Star certified home appliances such as washers, refrigerators and freezers, and their website also has information on water conservation.

Energy Star® Products and Energy Efficiency Resources: Besides lists of Energy Star Appliances (heating, cooling, electronics and lighting), these pages (from the EPA) also have great links for How to Heat and Cool your House Efficiently,  guides for air sealing and insulation, etc. It also lists federal tax credits for increasing energy efficiency.

Building and Remodeling

Green Home Remodel Guides Materials and strategies to create a home that’s healthy, saves money, and is easy on the environment.

Green Home Construction  Built Green™ certification sponsored by Jefferson County Home Builders Association.

Green Commercial Building LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) programs, construction recycling. 

Green Neighborhood Development LEED program for compact and transit-oriented development.