Green Building & Energy

“What we need to do is really improve energy efficiency standards, develop in full scale renewable and alternative energy and use the one resource we have in abundance, our creativity.” ~ Lois Capps

We can shift our energy use, either by reducing consumption through conservation, or by changing to greener sources. Ultimately, our goal is to move Ballard away from dependence on fossil fuels toward energy independence, by putting energy back into the grid from solar or other green power, or perhaps electric vehicle to grid technology.

We have two current projects working on green building and energy.

Ballard Green Building Talks

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Ballard Tool Library

 

 

 

 

 

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We urge homeowners to take the City Light personal energy audit, or explore information at EnergyStar to reduce consumption right now. We would also like to encourage you to Get Carbon Neutral by offsetting your carbon use with a donation to a reputable agency like Native Energy.

The following websites may give you all the information you need to start your own audit:

“How One Family Saved Through an Energy Audit”
“The Home Energy Audit Gets an Update”
Seattle City Light
Department of Energy, Energy Savers
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy