Sustainable Home Improvement
Today’s building science applied to yesterday’s homes
The most efficient way to improve your home’s sustainability, as well as reduce your energy bill and make your home safer, healthier, and more comfortable is to apply building science to make your home more efficient.
What is building science?
Building science is the study and practice of controlling air, water, and heat transfers into and out of our buildings.
Why do it?
Applying building science best improves the health, comfort, durability, and energy efficiency of our homes.
What should you do?
Invest in an energy audit to know where you can get the biggest bang for your buck – otherwise, you’re shooting in the dark without knowing where your home is falling short. Hire a professional – preferably a BPI certified contractor.
Look for rebate and incentive programs like PG&E’s Whole House, mPOWERplacer, Energy Star, and more! You can also keep in touch with APPLE for local government incentives.
DON’T opt out for the cheap and easy solutions, like weatherization, which can cause occupant health problems due to worsening air quality in the home.