U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Federal Energy Management Program
Benefits of the Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor
July 28, 2004
Savings--increasing energy efficiency decreases monthly utility bills, which
pays for the measures through energy savings.
Better Indoor Air Quality, Improved Comfort and Noise Reduction--eliminate
hot spots, chilly drafts and air that's too dry or moist with added insulation,
efficient windows, and efficient heating and cooling systems. Better windows and
more insulation also reduces noise from outdoors, creating a more peaceful
Decreased Maintenance--new HVAC systems, advanced controls and efficient
lighting reduce maintenance demands. Tighter, better insulated buildings lighten
the load on your HVAC system and reduce the likelihood of water damage and mold growth.
Environmental Benefits--increasing energy efficiency promotes cleaner air
and water by reducing pollution from power plants.
- Good for Homeowners: Gives ideas and helps you budget your remodeling project.
- Builders and Subcontractors: Shows clients the benefits of energy efficiency.
- Designers: Shows energy efficient measures in which to concentrate.
- Developers: Stretches your budget by incorporating energy efficiency in
- Lenders: Shows that a larger loan can result in smaller overall payments.
- Property Managers: Increases comfort and efficiency without raising rents.
Lots of additional information:
- Background and descriptions of energy efficiency measures,
- Case Studies,
- Links to sites listing energy efficiency rebates and tax credits, and
- Installation and Operation & Maintenance instructions.