1 Government Incentives - Take a tax credit. In 2009, homeowners who add certain efficiency measures to their homes can take a tax credit of up to 10 percent of the cost of the materials used, up to $500 per home. Learn more at

2 AEC's - Alternative Energy Credits - sell them back to your utility or broker them yourself.

3 Independence from Fossil Fuels

4 Lower Your Carbon Footprint

5 Be a trend setter in your neighborhood