There are many opportunities to improve the energy performance of your local buildings while reducing energy costs. An energy audit is a comprehensive assessment of the building’s heating, cooling, water, lighting, ventilation, and energy systems. The audit will show you how and where energy is used in the building, produce a list of areas for improvement, and identify solutions. Review the audit results with others and develop a plan of action. Work with the local utility companies to provide energy audit assistance, or financial incentives for the community. Even if there is a fee for an audit, the resulting energy savings will easily offset the early investment. The resources below will help you get started.
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