Conducting energy audits is a proactive and essential step toward promoting energy efficiency, reducing carbon emissions, and achieving sustainability goals together. Energy audits help identify areas where energy is being used inefficiently and provides recommendations for improvements. By following tips provided below and utilizing rebate incentives, residents and businesses can benefit from reduced energy consumption that lowers utility costs and improves the environment.

Renewable Energy Policy

 

Energy and Water Conservation Tips & Rebate Program

Energy Conservation Rebate Program

Did you know that Winter Park residents are able to receive a FREE energy use audit for their home? We also offer rebates for duct repair and attic insulation upgrades. Request your rebates & incentives now.

Energy Conservation Tips for your Home

What’s Your Score? EPA’s Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home’s annual energy use compared to similar homes. By answering a few basic questions about your home, you can get: Your home’s Home Energy Yardstick score (on a scale of 0 to 10); insights into how much of your home’s energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water; links to guidance from ENERGY STAR on how to increase your home’s score, improve comfort, and lower utility bills; and an estimate of your home’s annual carbon emissions.

Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 offers financial assistance with purchasing electric vehicles, upgrading to more energy efficient home appliances, and investing in renewable energy sources through federal tax credit incentives. It encourages sustainability and clean energy throughout the United States, pushing us to a greener and cleaner future. Learn more information about the Inflation Reduction Act.

Water Conservation Rebate Program

Residents are able to receive a FREE irrigation system audit and controller adjustment consultation. We also offer rebates for Energy Star® high efficiency washing machines and high efficiency toilet upgrades. Learn more about water conservation rebates.

Water Conservation Tips for your Home

The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water at home each day. EPA’s WaterSense provides easy steps you can take each day to save water, protect the environment, and save money.

Commercial

Winter Park has long been a leader in clean, sustainable energy, learn more about our solar power initiatives and how you can go solar in Winter Park. Learn more about solar energy.

Have you registered with Energy Star® Portfolio Manager®?

You’ve heard it before: you can’t manage what you don’t measure. Building owners can measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, for FREE with ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. Contact our office for assistance in setting up your account, retrieving your energy and water usage data.

Energy Conservation Tips for your Business

Building owners, managers and tenants can find a variety of way to increase their energy savings by visiting Energy Star® Energy Strategies for Building & Plants. Here you can find customized energy conservation guides for large commercial operations, as well as guidance for small businesses (e.g., auto dealers, grocery and convenience stores, home-based businesses, lodging, and restaurants).

Green Building Certifications

Green building guidance and certification can be obtained from various providers such as: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), National Green Building Standard, Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Standard, and Green Globes.

Going Solar

Winter Park has long been a leader in clean, sustainable energy, learn more about our solar power initiatives and how you can go solar in Winter Park. Learn more about solar energy.

City Facility Energy Audits

the logo for Electric Vehicle Adoption Leadership (EVAL)The city has invested in energy-saving measures, working towards a more sustainable and efficient urban environment. In 2023, 20 city-owned facilities and 4 water treatment plants were audited.  This study helps to develop a list of energy-saving recommendations for each building and prioritizes recommendations based on cost-effectiveness, potential energy savings, and the overall impact on sustainability goals. Please find a complete list of audit reports below.

Energy Audit Summary

 

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Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.