Community Energy Efficiency Program

The Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) was created by the Washington State Legislature in 2009 and continues to encourage homeowners and small business across the state to make energy efficiency retrofits and upgrades. The WSU Energy Program executes and manages these community-based programs.

Funding History

The CEEP pilot was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Program and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Our community partners were selected by a competitive request for proposals and independent review committee.

As the CEEP pilot wrapped up in March 2012, our partner organizations had already helped thousands of Washington residents and small business owners save significant energy and money.

To leverage this community investment, the Washington State Legislature began providing the WSU Energy Program with additional funding from the capital budget, ensuring that state residents can continue to benefit from CEEP through June 2023.

Current Community Energy Efficiency Projects


Clark Public Utilities

Opportunity Council

Sustainable Living Center


About CEEP

CEEP Update: 2019

CEEP Update: 2017

Partnering with AVISTA and UCONS, LLC for Manufactured Home Duct Sealing: Doing Together What We Can’t Do Alone, May 2015

Partnering with Community Energy Challenge and Lopez Community Land Trust: Doing Together What We Can’t Do Alone, May 2015

CEEP Update: 2013-2014, January 2015

CEEP Summary: 2012-2013, August 2014

CEEP award summary and project descriptions, March 2014

Focus Group Findings on Community Energy Efficiency Programs Administered by the Washington State University Energy Program, August 2013

The Community Energy Efficiency Pilot Program in Washington State, February 2013

2010 Legislative Report

Our Staff

Tanya Beavers

Tanya Beavers works with the Community Energy Efficiency Program and coordinates the annual Energy/Facilities Connections Conference hosted by the Plant Operations Support Consortium. She also provides executive support for other areas of the organization. Her professional background includes experience in marketing, financial services, and professional writing. She holds a B.A. in public relations with minors in business communication and Japanese from Central Washington University.

 "The Community Energy Efficiency Program is a win-win-win. By targeting investments in hard to reach sectors we can address the climate crisis by reducing energy use, while creating living wage jobs and helping building owners, tenants, and small businesses cut their energy bills." 

Representative Alex Ramel
40th Legislative District
Washington State House of Representatives

CEEP delivers energy efficiency upgrades to targeted residences and businesses throughout Washington state.

  • More than 37,000 residential units in the state received energy efficiency upgrades through CEEP since 2009.
  • CEEP supports family-wage jobs. Wages for projects subject to prevailing wage ranged from $10 to $94 dollars per hour, with typical wages ranging from $30 to $35 per hour.
  • Community energy efficiency work will continue until June 30, 2023 with funding through the Washington State Capital budget.