Your Home

Our homes are our refuge for warmth and safety, but they are also one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, there’s good news — if you want to lower your footprint, there are two different approaches for your home.

Your efforts to lower your energy use or source renewables will save you money long-term.

1. Make your home energy-efficient

Schedule a home energy audit

A comprehensive efficiency review

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Weatherize your home

DIY tips & techniques

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Heat your home efficiently

Geothermal heat pumps and more

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Building or remodeling your home?

Learn how to build or remodel sustainably

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Use efficient light bulbs/appliances

Learn about incentives

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Consider energy-efficient gadgets

Fun ways to save energy

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2. Source your electricity from renewables

Source renewable energy

There’s an option for everyone

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Is solar an option for your home?

Installers will provide a free estimate

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Quick Facts:

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency saves money.

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates making your home energy-efficient can save you $700 – $1,200 each year.

Get more savings.

When you upgrade to an Energy STAR refrigerator, it is estimated that you can save more than $270 over a five-year period with a new fridge. Check out the Energy Star Flip Your Fridge calculator.

Are you building a new home? Remodeling an existing home?

Learn how to build or remodel sustainably.

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Are you a business owner? A property manager?

Learn about energy incentives available to businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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The Princeton Climate Action Plan

This is big.

Buildings are Princeton’s single largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Energy use in our buildings — homes, apartments, and commercial properties — accounts for two-thirds of Princeton’s community emissions, considerably more than our transportation and waste emissions combined.

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The Princeton Climate Action Plan identifies multiple strategies to reduce emissions from our buildings, and increase the supply of affordable, renewable energy

CO2 produced within Princeton in 2018 (metric tons)

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