To read the full feature, you can go to House & Home's digital edition and flip to page 65. Below are some of the main points from the feature:
What is an Energy Audit?
A physical inspection of the home to identify areas where the home is using and losing energy. A thorough home energy audit (which should take three to four hours) will examine the entire house as a system to be optimized for energy consumption, home comfort, and safety.
All contractors in the NJ Clean Energy program must be certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), the leading national standards development and credentializing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work.
What is the ENERGY STAR Program?
The NJ Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program offers incentives to homeowners who receive a home energy assessment from a participating contractor and make the necessary repairs to improve home comfort and save energy.