For your Home

Energy efficient homes are less drafty, quieter, more comfortable and have lower utility bills than conventionally built homes. By making your home efficient you will reduce high energy bills and protect the environment by reducing your home’s carbon footprint. Getting a handle on your home’s energy use is an important first step to living sustainably.  We know that even the smallest project can affect your home -therefor no job is too small to start heading in the right direction.

You can do a simple assessment yourself by looking around your home and comparing to the standards set by Energy Star @ www.energystar.gov, or have one of our professional inspectors perform a more thorough audit. Then, you can utilize Building Performance Network’s resources to get guidance on your home improvement projects. This website is full of information to guide you in making your home more efficient. Whether you do-it-yourself or hire one of our qualified professionals these efficiency retrofits will increase the SAFETY, COMFORT, EFFICIENCY , DURABILITY and VALUE of your home while ensuring a more sustainable future.

If you’re planning a remodel or upgrade, now is the time to think GREEN! It’s now affordable to make your home energy efficient, and recoup your investment in a few short years. A remodel can be a daunting process, especially if you want to make sure it’s done in an environmentally friendly way. Building Performance Network provides you with resources and professionals, and we keep track of the project details so that you can simply enjoy your safe, green home.

If you have five minutes and your last 12 months of utility bills, use the Home Energy Yardstick to compare your home’s energy use to similar homes across the country and see how your home measures up.  Then, use the Home Energy Advisor to get recommendations for energy-saving home improvements for typical homes in your area.  These small easy do-it-yourself upgrades will all start to make a dent in your monthly bills, then call BPN to see what retrofits can make dramatic reductions in your usage.

All our of inspections use  the “whole house as a system” approach &  include a report of findings and suggested retrofit work based on building science.

Chances are that your home is one of the 68% of the homes in the Bay Area were built prior to 1974, before energy efficient standards were code, making the homes expensive to heat/ cool and uncomfortable.  The blow-n-go of the 1980′s left behind endless inefficiencies during construction.  It is our goal to retrofit these inefficiencies making the places you live, work and play safer, more comfortable and efficient.

We offer…

  • FREE walk through inspection of home, property and equipment.
  • Complete Home Audit using diagnostic equipment & property inspection.
  • Apply for Upgrade CA rebate during your Building Performance Analysis.

 

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The proper order to GREENing your home:

1) Energy Efficiency Performance Upgrades/ Retrofits:  The energy performance of your home depends on many different factors including: insulation, windows, tight air ducts, air sealing of the home, high efficiency furnaces, water heaters, efficient lighting and programmable thermostats to name a few.
2) Swap Appliances: install ENERGY STAR appliances (dishwashers, refrigerators, washers and dryers, fans, pool pumps, etc.)
3) Renewable Energy: Using solar water heating system and photovoltaic (PV) systems to reduce home energy usage.  BPN can help you acquire rebates and incentives for these energy efficiency upgrades, to learn more visit:

www.EnergyUpgradeCA.org
www.gosolarcalifornia.org
www.energy.gov/savings