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​BPA helps its customers meet their energy-efficiency needs through targeted offerings to multiple sectors. The residential sector delivers program infrastructure and measures to increase use of energy-efficiency measures in the Northwest, and help reduce electricity consumption. 
 
Implementation Manual

IM Document Library

Residential Marketing Toolkit

​Residential Lighting, Appliances, & Consumer Electronics
As the highest producer of energy-efficiency savings in the residential sector, BPA continues to invest in regional programs and infrastructure to support lighting, appliances, and consumer electronics. BPA has delivered a regional retail lighting, showerhead, and appliance promotion to encourage efficient choices at the point of purchase. We continue to expand our measure line-up and conduct new research to support our energy-efficiency programs.
 
Please note: BPA does not provide incentives directly to homeowners. Please contact your local utility for details.
 
Residential Lighting & the Simple Steps Smart Savings Promotion
​Heat Pump Water Heaters
For hot water savings, BPA supports energy-efficient heat pump water heaters and energy-saving showerheads. Heat pump water heaters use up to 50 percent less energy than conventional water heaters. BPA is collaborating with regional utilities and NEEA to support an infrastructure for this new technology, and to conduct additional research as manufacturers develop new models.
 
​Weatherization
While weatherization measures have been a core utility focus for decades, market research indicates that many homes still have poor insulation, single-pane windows and major air leakage. BPA is currently working with customers to find innovative ways to target remaining weatherization opportunities.
 
Residential weatherization (air sealing, insulation, windows, doors)
 
​Heating and Cooling Systems
As much as 50 percent of a home's energy goes to heating and cooling. Decisions about heating equipment and duct systems can have a big impact on savings and comfort. There are a number of options available to improve a home's electric heating and cooling efficiency. BPA has invested in residential HVAC infrastructure through the Performance Tested Comfort Systems® (PTCS®) protocol, ductless heat pumps, efficient thermostats, and research to bring new technologies to the marketplace.
 
Performance Tested Comfort Systems (Prescriptive Duct Sealing, PTCS Duct Sealing, Air Source Heat Pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps)
​New Construction (single-family, multifamily, and manufactured homes)
ENERGY STAR certified new homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today, and deliver energy-efficiency savings of up to 15 percent when compared to typical new homes. A new single-family, multifamily, or manufactured home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label undergoes a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements, delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability.
 
New Construction (single-family, multifamily and manufactured homes)  ​
​New Technologies
BPA has identified ductless heat pumps, Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), heat pump water heaters, smart thermostats, and behavior-based energy efficiency as high-priority emerging technologies to pursue. BPA is aggressively pursuing and supporting research on these technologies through current pilots or engineering analysis.