Sustainability at Home

DIY Home Energy Efficiency Initiative

The Sustainability Program is proud to announce the DIY Home Energy Efficiency Initiative, designed to help Flagstaff residents lower utility bills, become more energy efficient, reduce energy consumption, and increase overall awareness of energy use.

These Do it Yourself (DIY) tutorials are designed to assist residents in completing simple home improvement measures that will help reduce energy costs. Each tutorial provides a list of the tools and materials needed, basic instructions, and general information regarding the improvement. In most cases, energy efficiency improvements pay for themselves over time because you will be paying for less wasted energy year after year!

DIY Home Energy Efficiency Workshops


The Sustainability Program has partnered with the Utilities Division, APS, and local businesses to provide residents with a FREE DIY Home Energy Efficiency Kit which includes weatherstripping, caulking, low-flow shower heads and aerators, efficient lighting, and much more.

Residents must attend a free informational workshop to learn how to safely and effectively make energy efficiency upgrades in order to receive a free kit.

DIY Home Energy Efficiency Workshops will be offered in Fall and Winter 2017. Stay tuned for future workshop dates.

Call the Sustainability Program office at 928-213-2144 with any questions

Energy Meter Lending Program

  • Flagstaff Public Libraries now offer portable energy meters for check out - it's as easy as checking out a book!
  • Energy meters are designed to easily measure how much electricity is used by plug-in appliances at home or at work.
  • By simply unplugging your appliances and electronics (e.g. toaster, coffee pot, DVD player) when not in use, can save you energy and money.
  • Energy meters are easy to use; simply plug the meter into an outlet and then plug your appliance or small electronic item into the meter. You will then instantly see how much electricity is being used and you can calculate the cost associated with the specific appliance or electronic. Check out an energy meter today:
    • Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library
      300 West Aspen Avenue.
      Phone: 928-779-7673
    • East Flagstaff Community Library
      3000 N Fourth Street, Suite 5
      Phone: 928-774-8434

Flagstaff Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb Distribution Project

Since 2008, the Flagstaff Sustainability Program has received grants from Arizona Public Service (APS) to distribute Compact Fluorescent Light (CFLs) bulbs to the Flagstaff community. Please see the final report for the 2011 project here (PDF).

Frequently Asked Questions from ENERGY STAR (PDF) about CFLs and mercury

LED Holiday Light Swap

The Flagstaff Sustainability Program partnered with HomCo Lumber and Hardware for 6 years to provide LED holiday lights to residents at reduced cost. As of 2014, the program was discontinued in order to fund other important community sustainability initiatives. For future reference, Home Depot has an annual light exchange where customers can swap out incandescent holiday lights for discounted LED lights. Check in with Home Depot around the holiday season for more details on this program.

Energy Retrofit Programming & Reporting

The City of Flagstaff's Residential Energy Retrofit Program saved the community thousands of dollars in utility bill costs.

Interested in other energy efficiency and renewable energy services available to residents, businesses, schools, non-profits and government organizations? Check out the Northern Arizona Energy Programming Resource Guide (PDF) for comprehensive information on programs and incentives.