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Introducing the Climate-Friendly Home by Elephant Energy

We’re going to cut straight to the chase: The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing our society, and the path to solving it is going to require excellence, innovation, and speed across a number of areas. And for most of us, many of the things that need to happen to solve climate change often feel really big and totally out of our control. Policies need to be changed. Industries need to adopt new technologies. There are giant science projects that have to be funded, tested, and scaled (we’re looking at you, DAC).

For the everyday person, it can feel impossible to do anything that really moves the needle. Sure, we can buy paper straws, recycle and compost, and support local farmers. But do these small actions truly make a difference in the grand scheme of things? Is there anything we can do that will actually help in time?  

We have good news: Yes! This sense that we can’t do anything impactful to help mitigate the climate crisis is, quite simply, untrue. The fact is, 34% of climate emissions stem directly from decisions we make around the kitchen table: from the cars we drive to the home appliances and systems we choose and the energy we purchase to power them.

Here at Elephant Energy, we noticed a lot of confusion around that last piece, and decided to use our expertise in climate, building science, and home comfort to deliver an accessible, clear solution.

Introducing the Climate-Friendly Home, brought to you by Elephant Energy

So, what’s a Climate-Friendly Home, you ask?

Climate-friendly homes are defined by three simple rules:

  1. Don’t burn stuff.

  2. Don’t use energy made from burning stuff.

  3. Be efficient.

By following these three rules, homeowners can create homes with no fossil fuel emissions—in other words, they can do something that REALLY helps. We’ve all got the chance to be early adopters – taking action now allows us to set the precedent and be on the right side of history (while encouraging others to do the same!)

“But wait!” some homeowners might say. “Even following those three rules feels like a lot to tackle. Where do I even begin?” 

We get it. Making the shift to a climate-friendly home can feel overwhelming. Luckily, we created these rules to break the process down into achievable, understandable, simple steps—and we’re here to support you along the way. 

Eager to dive into your journey toward a climate-friendly home? Our tool, Your Electrification Roadmap®, is the perfect place to start. It’s easy: answer a few quick questions about your home and goals, and get a unique-to-you roadmap that shows you exactly what to do (and when!).