Recommendations

 

What you can do if you’re a
State Policymaker
City Policymaker
Homeowner
Builder

State policymaker

  • Adopt a statewide Greenbuilding Program

  • Use Energy Star appliances in all state buildings

  • Reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect

  • Require building tune-ups every ten years

  • Require continuing education on greenbuilding and energy efficiency for building and HVAC professionals

City Policymaker

  • Use Energy Star appliances in all state buildings and local political subdivisions

  • Reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect

  • Require building tune-ups every ten years

  • Require continuing education on greenbuilding and energy efficiency for building and HVAC professionals

Homeowner

  • Use energy star appliances in your home

  • Use compact florescent light bulbs

  • Take advantage of low-interest loan programs to build or retrofit your home to maximum energy efficiency standards

Builder

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments in energy efficiency/green building techniques

  • Become certified to install solar hot water heaters and photovoltaic panels

  • Reduce waste to the greatest extent possible