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PNM Energy Savings

PNM Energy Star Builder

PNM offers a $500 rebate to Energy Star Builders meeting Energy Star requirements. A builder must participate in the Energy Star Program.

  Tip#1 Use a heavy-duty, clear plastic sheet on a frame or tape clear plastic film to the inside of your window frames during the cold winter months. Make sure the plastic is sealed tightly to the frame to help reduce infiltration.

New Mexico Sustainable Building Tax Credit

Our State offers the sustainable building and solar tax credits for builders and consumers.

  Tip#2 Take advantage of the sun. Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.
Sustainable Albuquerque

Sustainable Albuquerque

Local sustainable solutions and resources.

  Tip#3  Seal the air leaks around utility cut-throughs for pipes ("plumbing penetrations"), gaps around chimneys and recessed lights in insulated ceilings, and unfinished spaces behind cupboards and closets.
LEED for Homes

USGBC - NM Chapter

LEED for Homes. State tax incentives require a certification of LEED-H Silver or higher.

  Tip#4  Keep your fireplace damper closed unless a fire is going. Keeping the damper open is like keeping a window wide open during the winter; it allows warm air to go right up the chimney.
  Build Green NM

Build Green NM

Build Green New Mexico is a voluntary program. State tax incentives require BGNM-Gold level certification.

  Tip#5  Insulate your natural gas or oil hot-water storage tank, but be careful not to cover the water heater's top, bottom, thermostat, or burner compartment. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations; when in doubt, get professional help.
ABQ Green

ABQ's Green Initiative

The Green Path program encourages, and facilitates, voluntary design and construction of green and energy efficient homes.

  Tip#6  Use tube fluorescent and energy efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) in fixtures throughout your home to provide high-quality and high-efficiency lighting. Fluorescent lamps are much more efficient than incandescent (standard) bulbs and last about 4 to 10 times longer.
  New Mexico Solar Tax Credit

New Mexico Solar Tax Credit

Works with the federal solar tax credit to pay up to 30% of your solar photovoltaic system.

Sustainable Santa Fe

Sustainable Santa Fe

Effective January 2008, the City of Santa Fe requires a confirmed HERS rating on all new residential single family units.


Local Green and High Performance Builder Partners

The transition from conventional to high-performance or green building is a very rigorous process that takes time and effort. Our clients have identified the need for energy efficient homes and/or green practices and as professionals have dedicated their resources to implementing building practices that provide quality with energy and environment in mind. Please contact them to learn more about their products and building strategies.


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