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The Sustainability Institute
113 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401


Service area: 10 miles

Service Area: Charleston County Only


CharlestonWISE is funded by a Dept. of Energy Better Buildings Neighborhoods Grant to the City of Charleston and is available to households located in Charleston County. The program offers a personal home energy advisor service, a total quality management system for home energy upgrades, access to low interest financing, and cash incentives to help achieve comprehensive energy reductions of 15% or more based on diagnostic testing and energy modeling. We are now offering the DOE Home Energy Score, a performance label for existing homes, as part of the program service.


So far, 85 homes have installed comprehensive, whole-house energy upgrades that average 25% reduction in energy use and up to $3000 in utility and program subsidies The program is limited to 300 residential energy upgrades by June 2013. There is no charge for program adviser services.


We are BPI, RESNET and LEED Accredited Professionals who act as third party advisers to connect building owners with trained and qualified contractors, low interest loans, and cash incentives.

CharlestonWISE and the Better Buildings Neighborhood program is transforming the market for home energy upgrades by driving demand from educated consumers and developing a trained and certified contractor workforce. We are a program of The Sustainability Institute in partnership with the City of Charleston, the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance and the Dept. of Energy.