When doing renovations, include energy efficiency upgrades


The easiest and least expensive time to increase your energy efficiency is when you are already doing a project.  You can create significant energy and financial savings, while providing good quality equipment and a comfortable work space.


If you are opening up walls, insulate them.  If you are adding on, build a well insulated, well sealed addition.  Can you design the space to use passive solar energy?  If you are buying new equipment, buy ENERGY STAR® or WaterSense® qualified equipment.