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Energy Efficiency

In a residential town such as Atherton, energy efficiency can play a very important role in reducing climate change impacts. Energy efficiency is achieved when buildings use less energy. Energy efficiency can be achieved through technologies such as high energy water heaters and air conditioners, by adding features such as insulation or duct sealing, or even by simple measures such as unplugging unused electronics or turning off lights when not home.

Regional resources, such as Home Intel by Home Energy Analytics, provide energy audits for residents in San Mateo County. These energy audits include an analysis of energy usage in your home, and can even include suggestions on how to reduce home energy consumption.

Below are a series of helpful links associated with energy efficiency: