The Sustainability Institute (“SI”) was founded in 1999 to empower South Carolinians to conserve energy and reduce our environmental footprint where we live and work. SI creates market transformation for energy efficient and sustainable buildings through a well-tested and successful combination of community education and outreach, innovative direct services, and workforce training.
SI’s programs and services aim to alter market behavior and systematically drive consumer demand for energy efficient homes and commercial buildings by removing identified barriers for customers and by developing a robust infrastructure of trained and certified workforce professionals to meet consumer demand and to perform quality energy improvements.
SI’s results have been strong, including:
Thousands of homeowners trained through education and outreach efforts, resulting in more than $4 million in documented savings since 2003.
Over 650 homes energy assessed and over 300 homes fully retrofitted with energy improvements by SI programs since 2011.
National awards and recognition including a National Award of Excellence from the Home Depot Foundation in 2009.