Other Considerations

As you move forward with your energy efficiency projects, keep in mind these valuable concepts for building construction.



What should you consider?

House as a system

All parts of the house work together. Consider sealing leaks and adding insulation before making technological upgrades.  

Value of a whole-house audit

Certified contractors can perform a whole-house audit to pinpoint exact areas of energy loss in the home. Precise and detailed information will be made in order to ensure the most relevant and helpful upgrades can be made.

Value of permitting

Permits provide insurance to the homeowner in the retrofit process.  Work done by a contractor will be held to a higher standard, and city compliance will be ensured.