Resources for Improving Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Upgrades to your heating and cooling system, insulation and other improvements will pay for themselves over time as they reduce your monthly energy bills. But the upfront costs can still be difficult for families to manage.

Fortunately, there are a number of incentive programs that can help to make Home Performance a reality for your home.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

Each state has a number of state, local or utility programs to support homeowners. Understanding each state’s programs can seem daunting, so we recommend using the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) to search for state-by-state energy efficiency incentives and policies. Browse the database by selecting your state on this interactive map.

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

BPI is proud to work with the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program. Created by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this program partners with state and local governments to help homeowners make their homes more efficient.

Weatherization Assistance Programs

The Weatherization Assistance Program helps families within lower income brackets make permanent upgrades that improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The program has been running for over 30 years and has provided over six million families with assistance to help improve Home Performance.



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  • “We went from needing to keep blankets around all the time to draft free living. Had we not gotten an energy audit, we would've never known and simply lived with the inconvenience for who knows how long.” 

    Greg Bullard
    Nashville, TN
  • The services priced out for us were nicely tailored to our house and there were no hard sales pitches. Instead, our BPI GoldStar Contractor armed us with information and we did the choosing. They made it clear that no project was too small, and helped us prioritize.

    Greg Stevens
    Los Angeles, CA
  • “Upon completion of the energy efficiency work, I noticed that my house was much more comfortable. I can now set my thermostat at a comfortable temperature without worrying about my gas and electric bills!”

    Kristen Lake
    Tucson, AZ
  • “We finally had a great winter and are feeling the benefits of the work we did on our home. We were no longer walking on cold floors, it’s obvious heat stays in the house and we’re enjoying the unexpected benefits of a quiet home.” 

    Margo and Eric Shuff
    Long Island, NY

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Home Performance is more affordable than you might think

Incentives & Rebates

ConsumerReports says:

"Watch out for: Fly-by-night companies — 'blow and go' is the industry term — who charge a hefty fee for an audit, promise major upgrades, then disappear.

Choose a contractor certified by the Building Performance Institute. 

They’re required to do an audit before and after any work to guarantee results."

 ConsumerReports - October 2013