Resources

ACI - Advancing Home Performance

Affordable Comfort Institute is a organization dedicated to energy efficient buildings. They hold an annual conference with classes and seminars directed at the making homes more comfortable, safe, clean and efficient.

Air Sealers Institute of America

Air sealing is the most cost effect method to reduce residential energy consumption. your home breathes just like you do. Lear all about it here.

Alliance for Healthy Homes

All about healthy homes for families. How to get them healthy and keep them there. All aspects of healthy homes within a single organization – research and evaluation, policy advocacy, consumer education, training, and assistance to local governments and community-based organizations.

Alliance to Save Energy

Provides information for professionals and consumers about energy efficiency codes, standards and methods.

Best of Building Science Online Training

Featured here are lessons learned from the US-Department of Energy Building America program, delivered by some of the nation's foremost building science professionals. They incorporate content from such sources as the Affordable Comfort conferences, "Home Energy" Magazine articles, and the DOE Building America partner technology reports. Presented in a video-based "in the field" format available 24/7 and specifically designed for builders, sub-contractors and design professionals in the residential construction business

Building Performance Center-Bellingham

The Building Performance Center is a Bellingham based organization that provides technical training, diagnostic services, indoor air quality investigations / mitigation and energy efficiency retrofits.

Building Performance Institute

The Building Performance Institute offers nationally-recognized training, certification, accreditation and quality-assurance programs. Raising the bar in home performance contracting

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) information

If every American home replaced just one light with an ENERGY STAR light, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, about $700 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to the emissions of about 800,000 cars.

Comfort Institute Bellingham

Comfort Institute, Inc. (CI) is an international indoor comfort research, training and consumer protection organization based in Bellingham, Washington with trainers and offices located throughout the United States and Canada.

Conservation Consultants, Inc.

A Pittsburg based non-profit organization for conservation and energy efficiency training and consultancy.

Department of Commerce Energy Policy Division

Formerly CTED- Department of Commerce Trade and Economic Development now Department of Commerce. Commerce administers the state's low income weatherization program and drafts energy policy for the state.

South Seattle Community College Green Training

South Seattle Community College – in partnership with business, labor, economic development agencies and community-based organizations– has launched a multi-tiered approach to prepare students to enter into the energy and utility careers, green building industry and conservation, and weatherization fields. South is also updating curriculum in existing programs to incorporate sustainable practices across the campus community and throughout its facilities and operations.

US Green Building Council LEED

Developing LEED green building standards for commercial and residential buildings.

WSE Energy Program - Applied Building Science

WSU's Energy Extension in Olympia serves as the state's technical resource for green building and energy retrofit programs. Many programs are administered by this office.

DESIRE Data Base for State Incentives

A national state by state clearing house to help find oodles of incentives, rebates, grants, and tax credits to help finance your home or multi-family residence retrofit program.

DOE - Weatherization Assistance Program and Technical Assistance Center

Access to state weatherization programs info. Many technical and program related resources to boot. This site provides weatherization practitioners and other energy conservation professionals with information related to the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), its on-going operations, and its partnerships with stakeholders.

DOE Energy Savers

Learn ways to save energy. This site is a gateway to energy saving solutions for all sectors. . Links to DOE, EPA and HUD programs and information. On this U.S. Government Web site you can find information to help you save energy in your home, business, vehicle, or industrial plan.

Do It Yourself Home Energy Audit

Downloadable guide to do it yourself energy audits. Why hire a professional if you don't need to. This guide tells you the pros and cons.

Efficiency First

A national nonprofit trade association that unites the energy efficiency workforce, building product manufacturers and related businesses and organizations

Efficiency Valuation Organization

Look here for a global data base of resources on energy efficiency measurement and verification. EVO is dedicated to making tools for measurement and verification.

Environmental Outreach and Stewardship Alliance

The Environmental Outreach and Stewardship Alliance (EOS Alliance) Seattle includes a large training facility for hosting events on site. Providing green jobs and workforce development, efficiency retrofits for buildings, habitat restoration, civic leadership training, youth environmental education, and technical environmental training.

National Center for Healthy Housing

What's in your home? Lead, mold, allergens and irritants all infiltrate residential housing. Keeping the home healthy is the purpose of this site.

Northwest Energy Alliance

Non-profit group supported by electric utilities, public benefits administrators, state governments, public interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives, working together to make affordable, energy-efficient products and services available in the marketplace. NEEA’s residential leverage resources to influence the market through collaboration. NEEA collaborates with utilities, builders, manufacturers, large and small retailers and dealer networks to accelerate the distribution and use of highly energy-efficient products and practices across the region.

Northwest Energy Efficiency Council

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council is a non-profit trade association of the energy efficiency industry. NEEC member companies provide energy efficiency products and services and assist in the development and implementation of energy efficiency programs. NEEC advocates an affordable, energy efficient future for commercial, industrial and residential customers.

Puget Sound Energy HomePrint Program

PSE's HomePrint program is a comprehensive evaluation of your everyday energy use provided by an independent auditor. It is designed to assess your usage and recommend improvements. This service is offered with a substantial rebate to cover the cost and is often free of charge to the homeowner.

Residential Energy Services Network

The Residential Energy Services Network's (RESNET®) mission is to ensure the success of the building energy performance certification industry, set the standards of quality, and increase the opportunity for ownership of high performance buildings. RESNET is a membership 501-C-3 nonprofit organization.

Energy Detective Agency

Eastern Washington based independent auditor.

ENERGY STAR Products and Programs

Joint program of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DOE to help us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Includes details on ENERGY STAR ratings for appliances, new homes and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

EPA Green Buildings

Portal to the makings of green buildings. How's it done? Where to find more info and what other programs are involved.

Green Made Simple

Rebates for dummies. This site makes it easy to find local residential energy efficient rebates for their neighborhood.

Home Energy Do-It-Yourself

DYI form Home Energy Magazine. Indispensible for the budget minded home owner. This series of articles on home performance was written by building scientists and home performance specialists so that homeowners can better understand why their homes work the way they do and how they can be made to work better.

DOE - Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Network

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. this site is a gateway to just about anything you ever wanted to know about energy. Info for architects, builders, remodelers, building operators, home owners, code officials, building performance professionals, non-profit housing and community development agencies, energy engineers, students, kids, and environmentalist.

HUD Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor

This Advisor describes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) guidelines for conducting energy efficient housing rehabilitation. HUD recommends following these guidelines when undertaking any type of renovation project in single family and multifamily housing, whether it is privately-owned or public housing.

Home Performance Washington

Home Performance Washington is an association of Washington State businesses offering whole house energy efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality solutions.

Home Performance with Energy Star

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, a national program from the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE, offers a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort at home, while helping to protect the environment. This program is currently not available in Washington State due to lack of a program sponsor.

DOE - Building Technologies Programs

DOE is all about improving the energy efficiency of buildings. This site features news, events, and publications for the building technologies program

Home Energy Saver

Lawrence Berkley Laboratory web software to do your own energy audit plus much more. Links to resources and a glossary of all the terms you can't figure out.