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Free Energy Audits for Seattleites!

June 20, 2009

From July 6 through August 21, all Seattle residents and are eligible to apply for a FREE environmental audit from the Environmental Stewardship Alliance (EOS) as part of their ‘Green Blocks’ pilot project. Each assessment will be conducted by professionals certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), and these are the same professional assessments that cost $400 to $600.

Participating residents submit applications and are selected based on the number of applicants received from the same city block. So this is about getting your neighbors involved! Why not be the ‘Green(est) Block’ in Seattle? Applications must be in by June 26th, 2009.

Homeowners will also receive a detailed list of home improvement recommendations, resources, and support for implementing the Energy Audit recommendations. For detailed information about this EOS ‘Green Blocks’ pilot project visit Free Energy Audit.

The City of Seattle also provides a Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit as part of their free Green Home Remodel Guides. For customers of Seattle City Light or Seattle Public Utilities, log on to Home Resource Profile to get a one-year history of your home’s electricity and water use. You can also answer the online survey to receive a customized profile of your home’s resource use and suggestions for improvements.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2009 9:02 pm

    Great opportunity, Seattle! The energy audit alone won’t save you energy–making the recommended improvements will. And regarding the audit it’s important to get the right audit–accurate and actionable and including key areas like combustion safety, infiltration, and duct leakage–all part of the approach used by BPI accredited contractors. For a bit more background on what an audit should entail and additional links, follow my post at http://greenhomesamerica.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/home-energy-audits-2/.

    Thanks,
    Mike

  2. John Klinger permalink
    June 25, 2009 10:33 am

    I am constantly looking for DIY ways to reduce our energy consumption, but it always seems too expensive for minimal return on investment. I checked out the free DIY energy audits and it’s what you’d expect, the same info you find for FREE. Then I found a great inexpensive CD packed w/ energy saving info and energy auditing info. There’s a lot of stuff that the author covers that is new and old, but provides the info in ways that make sense. It’s all in DIY format and explains how to do everything. I found it on ebay for $25, but they also sell it off their site for less. If you are interested, it’s at: http://www.cirtc.com/IESCD.html

    I first thought why spend money on something where most of this info is free, but I found this to be the most informative I have read. Definetly worth the $25 IMO.

    Steve Ladman

  3. January 7, 2010 5:52 am

    You got a surely informative blog. I have been here reading for about five minutes. I am still new and your success is very much an inspiration for me.

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