CharlestonWISE

Your Community Energy Efficiency Program


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CharlestonWISEis a community based energy program for Charleston County households offering trusted advice and personalized service to make home energy upgrades easy and affordable. Our expert staff is your personal resource every step of the way to answer questions and ensure complete satisfaction with your home energy upgrade. We make the process simple, affordable and reliable. CharlestonWISE can also help you qualify for up to $2500 in rebates from local utility programs.

 

CharlestonWISE is currently offering the following services:

 

Home Performance Evaluations

Home Energy Consultation: We offer a low-cost, one-hour in-home consultation to help you determine if your home is a good candidate for home energy upgrades. We conduct a walk-through inspection to assess your home's current conditions and challenges. Your Energy Advisor will share an evaluation of your home’s efficiency challenges, explain how CharlestonWISE can solve those problems, and estimate project costs, available rebates and tax incentives.

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Whole House Energy Assessment and Proposal: When you’re ready upgrade your home for energy efficiency, schedule a whole house energy assessment (also know as an energy audit). We use energy diagnostic equipment including the blower door test to gather data and create an energy model of your home. Our Energy Advisors design a customized improvement plan with cost of improvements and estimated energy savings. A whole house energy assessment can qualify you for up to $2500 in local utility rebates.

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Home Energy Upgrades and Improvements

Energy Advocate Services: Your energy advisor will work with your existing contractor to qualify your home for energy saving rebates. This service includes a test-in home energy assessment, energy upgrade action plan, test-out home energy assessment and post-verification results, and filing of rebates.

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Home Performance Project Management: From insulation and air-sealing to basement encapsulation and window inserts, we make your home more comfortable and efficient. Our team has the training and experience to solve your home's unique challenges. CharlestonWISE works only with selects home performance contractors certified by the Building Performance Institute, who guarantee their work meets the CharlestonWISE program standards. Our post-improvement energy analysis measures the impact of your efficiency upgrades and verifies that our work meets safety and quality standards. We also check in following your project, and we’ll always be a resource for your home performance questions.

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CharlestonWISE is a program of The Sustainability Institute in partnership with the City of Charleston. The WISE tag is an acronym for Worthwhile Investments Save Energy and highlights the economic, health and comfort benefits of home energy improvements.