Questions

What is involved in your program?

BN EnergyBright is a comprehensive energy efficiency resource for Bloomington-Normal. Residents can sign up for a low-cost home energy check-up and receive an energy-saving toolkit with a comprehensive analysis of their home or small business energy usage. We strive to make it as easy as possible to let you save energy and weather-proof your home.

How much is an analysis?

Each analysis costs $20. Add cost for small business? BN EnergyBright is run by the Ecology Action Center, a non-profit environmental resource center, and does not profit from energy audit fees. Instead, the funds offset the cost of the energy-saving toolkit, which can save each home at least $100 annually and has a retail value of over $30. Residents will not be turned away by an inability to afford the audit fee. Those who think they may qualify for a need-based waiver can select “Request a fee waiver” on thesign-up form, and a staff member will contact you.

What do you check in the home analysis?

Each home analysis takes approximately one hour. Professional staff will do a visual inspection of the outside of the home, check for gaps and cracks in windows, doors and foundation, conduct a lighting inspection, check for inefficiencies in the heating and cooling system, and more. Staff will also answer any questions and demonstrate how to install the energy-saving toolkit materials to ensure you can start saving immediately.

How do I sign up for the program?

Fill out our sign-up form, select an available day and time on the calendar and select whether you’d like to pay via a credit card or mail in a check. Once we receive your form, we will follow-up with you to confirm your audit appointment.  If the available times listed do not work with your schedule, please contact us at (309) 454-3169 x.15 and we will find a time that fits in your schedule.

What if I don’t want to schedule a check-up?

If you’re unsure about whether you’d like to take the next step in energy savings, that’s fine! Check out our tips on how to save energy immediately, or call us at (309) 454-3169 x.15 and we can talk with you about some easy, straightforward ways to save energy.