Healthy Homes: Energy Efficient and Climate Resilient

How Can I Combat Climate Change in my own Home or Business?

As Washington state moves towards electrification, our buildings landscape will have a lot of changes from energy efficiency in new construction to retrofits.

Click here for an overview of a high-efficiency home. Building a new home or retrofitting an existing one using these practices can help you get your home close to “net zero energy,” meaning your home produces as much energy as it uses. Thanks to the Zero Energy Project for many of the ideas in this article, and you also might like this video from Whidbey Island builder Ted Clifton that covers similar topics.

Webinar: Energy Efficiency 101

The Inflation Reduction Act offers individual households many tax rebates on home electrification projects such as those we shared about above in our 12 Steps for a Healthy Home. You can use the calculator below from ReWiring America to determine what benefits you are eligible for.

We are excited to share that if you are a resident of Olympia you may be able to receive help with installing a high efficiency Heat Pump through the City of Olympia's new Energize Olympia initiative in partnership with Spark Northwest and South Sound Habitat for Humanity. Find out more and sign up below:

How can I prepare my home for disasters, such as flooding and wildfires?