Energy-Efficient Home Renovations

These links can help to educate residents and homeowners about energy efficiency.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)
The most comprehensive listing of state and local incentives and policies supporting renewable and efficient energy in the U.S., this database compiles state-by-state, federal, state, and local incentives available for energy-related upgrades, including tax credits and rebates. [url; DSIRE]

Building Professional Institute (BPI) Energy Performance
BPI’s site offers information about how housing components such as HVAC systems, insulation, and lighting impact the health, safety, and energy efficiency of a home. The site provides resources to help homeowners assess the performance of their home as well links to BPI-accredited contractors in their area. [url; BPI]

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
RESNET provides information specifically targeted to homeowners about home energy performance and the Home Energy Rating Services (HERS) auditing index. The site features a mechanism for homeowners to find local HERS raters. [url; RESNET]

Building America Solution Center (Department of Energy [DOE])
The Solution Center offers information about how to address common household issues ‎– from renovation to new construction, energy retrofits, and insulation techniques. [url; DOE]