Community Energy Efficiency Program

The Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) was created by the Washington State Legislature in 2009 and continues to encourage homeowners and small business across the state to make energy efficiency retrofits and upgrades. The WSU Energy Program executes and manages these community-based programs.

Funding History

The CEEP pilot was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Our community partners were selected by a competitive request for proposals and independent review committee.

As the CEEP pilot wrapped up in March 2012, our partner organizations had already helped thousands of Washington residents and small business owners save significant energy and money.

To leverage this community investment, the Washington State Legislature began providing the WSU Energy Program with additional funding from the capital budget, ensuring that state residents can continue to benefit from CEEP through June 2023.

Current Community Energy Efficiency Projects

Opportunity Council

Sustainable Living Center

Kicking Gas

Electrifying King County

Elevate Energy

CEEP in the News

Whidbey Island is ‘kicking gas’ in push for all-electric homes

Governor Inslee visits Walla Walla to highlight how Climate Commitment Act impacts community

Previous Program Updates

 "The Community Energy Efficiency Program is a win-win-win. By targeting investments in hard to reach sectors we can address the climate crisis by reducing energy use, while creating living wage jobs and helping building owners, tenants, and small businesses cut their energy bills." 

Representative Alex Ramel
40th Legislative District
Washington State House of Representatives

CEEP delivers energy efficiency upgrades to targeted residences and businesses throughout Washington state.

  • More than 37,000 residential units in the state received energy efficiency upgrades through CEEP since 2009.
  • CEEP supports family-wage jobs. Wages for projects subject to prevailing wage ranged from $10 to $94 dollars per hour, with typical wages ranging from $30 to $35 per hour.
  • Community energy efficiency work will continue until June 30, 2025 with funding through the Washington State Capital budget.