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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can I call for information about the Washington State Energy Code (WSEC)?

How can I find someone to do a home energy audit?

Who can help pay my energy bills?

Who can I call locally for information on reducing my energy bills?

Where can I find information on rebates, tax credits or other financial incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency?

Where can I find the status of Washington state energy legislation?

What websites do you recommend for information on home energy issues?

What websites do you recommend for information on business energy topics?

What resources are available to inventors of renewable or energy-efficient technologies?

Does WSU offer a degree in energy or renewable energy?

How can I find out about other WSU Extension Offices?

Can you recommend videos or other multimedia information about energy-saving devices, approaches or techniques?

 

Answers

Who can I call for information about the Washington State Energy Code (WSEC)?

How can I find someone to do a home energy audit?

Start by asking your local utility if they do audits. If the utility does not offer this service, they may be able to recommend private companies specializing in residential energy audits. You may also check the RESNET Certified Rater Directory for raters/auditors in your area. There are also a few do-it-yourself tools that you can use:

Who can help pay my energy bills?

Ask your local electric or gas utility if they offer assistance or can refer you to an organization that may be able to help. Another resource is the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides funds to states to provide assistance.

Who can I call locally for information on reducing my energy bills?

  • Your utility company: call the customer service phone number on your bill.
  • Your state energy office.
  • Go to the federal Weatherization Assistance website to find out if you are eligible for low-income weatherization assistance. The State Contacts page has phone numbers and addresses for the weatherization office in each state.

Where can I find information on rebates, tax credits or other financial incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency?

Where can I find the status of Washington state energy legislation?

We maintain a list of energy bills and their status during legislative sessions: Washington State Energy Bill Tracking.

What websites do you recommend for information on home energy issues?

What websites do you recommend for information on business energy topics?

What resources – financial, testing laboratories or marketing assistance – are available to inventors of renewable or energy-efficient technologies?

An Inventor Resources webpage on EnergyExperts.org provides links to resources that may assist inventors and businesses engaged in developing and commercializing energy technologies.

Does WSU offer a degree in energy or renewable energy?

WSU does not offer a degree in energy or renewable energy. However, several academic areas at the university have energy-related components, including architecture, engineering, environmental studies and natural resources. Visit the Academics & Majors webpage for information on degrees in these fields. You may also contact these Washington State University campuses for information:

  • WSU Pullman – 509-335-3564
  • WSU Spokane – 509-358-7500
  • WSU Tri Cities – 509-372-7250
  • WSU Vancouver – 360-546-9788

How can I find out about other WSU Extension Offices?

Information about other extension programs is available at County Extension Offices.

Can you recommend videos or other multimedia information about energy-saving devices, approaches or techniques?

Our staff has compiled a list of videos and multimedia products. Click "Refine This Search" to narrow your search to a specific topic, such as Appliances or Building Envelope.