North Dakota Energy Spotlight – Energy Efficiency
• According to the North Dakota Department of Commerce, 1,570 housing units were weatherized in North Dakota in 2011, bringing the total to 3,228 under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
• In 2011 1,135 geothermal systems were installed – a 26 percent increase from the previous year.
• Homeowners participating in the North Dakota Department of Commerce Weatherization Assistance Program achieve an average of 17-25 percent lower energy costs.
• The state issued 1,250 refrigerator rebates and 5,325 utility rebates in 2011.
• Through the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant, 155 public buildings were retrofitted, and the energy savings will pay for each project within 10 years.
• North Dakota has eight LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings.
ENERGY STAR in North Dakota
Energy Star is a joint program of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy assisting citizens in saving money and protecting the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
• 73 ENERGY STAR qualified homes built in 2011
• 612 ENERGY STAR qualified homes built to date in 2012
• 26 ENERGY STAR qualified commercial buildings
• 1 ENERGY STAR qualified industrial plant
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ND Dept of Commerce Office of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency