The Sustainability Institute's Programs



Learn how you can reduce your energy use, save money, and have a comfortable and healthy home. CharlestonWISE™ provides expert assistance to take the guesswork out of making your home or business more energy efficient.

With CharlestonWISE™ you'll get:

  • Customized and unbiased energy-saving recommendations.

  • Expert help in selecting a trained and certified contractor
  • Knowledgeable assistance with rebates, tax credits and financing.

By acting now, you can take advantage of limited time rebates (above utility rebates) only available to CharlestonWISE customers.

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CharlestonWISE™ Impact Project

The CharlestonWISE Impact Project is a community-wide initiative of the CharlestonWISE program. The CharlestonWISE Impact Project provided valuable support for the growth and development of the CharlestonWISE program through data collection, community outreach, market analysis and workforce development.

The CharlestonWISE Impact Project performed 152 home energy assessments and 17 home energy retrofits on homes throughout the City of Charleston. These assessments provided much needed information on how our homes use energy and how we can better help all Charleston residents reduce their energy use and have healthy, comfortable, energy efficient homes.

The CharlestonWISE Impact Project is a partnership program between the City of Charleston and The Sustainability Institute, and funded through a grant from the Sustainable Cities Institute.

For more information on the CharlestonWISE Impact Project:
Phone: 843.747.5885


Energy Conservation Corps

The Energy Conservation Corps has a dual mission of 'green' workforce training and providing home weatherization repairs and upgrades to low-income households throughout Charleston County. The Energy Conservation Corps will train members in 'green' building and advanced weatherization techniques, helping to build a local green labor force. Corps members will apply their skills to weatherize and improve the energy efficiency of low-income households, helping families to reduce the economic burden of high energy bills and instead live in healthy, efficient and comfortable homes.

The Energy Conservation Corps is a partner program between The Sustainability Institute and Americorps, funded through grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Cities of Charleston and North Charleston.

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