Energy Efficiency

Your house is a system. How and where it sits on the property, known as ‘siting’, determines how it will be affected by the seasons and weather. The walls, roof, floor, windows, doors, and insulation make up the envelope of the structure. The heating and cooling, ventilation, and ductwork should work well separately and together […]

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To increase comfort and save on your energy bills, it’s necessary to assure that the outside elements like air and water don’t find their way into your house. The first step to weatherization is testing for air tightness. A professional blower door test works the best. However, you can self test to find major air […]

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Indoor Air Quality

The average American spends over 90 percent of their time indoors, where the air can be five times more polluted than outdoors. Homes have become more airtight in an effort to save energy, and as a result we have trapped pollutants inside. Follow these steps for healthy indoor air Eliminate The number of products commonly […]

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Energy Detectives

Clark County kids can learn about what energy is, how we use it in our homes, and what we can do to save energy. Using an infrared camera and hand-crank generators for interactive learning, third through fifth grade students are trained as  Energy Detectives. Planet Clark staff bring this one hour program to Clark County schools. Each Energy […]

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Mission Statement

The mission of Building Safety for Clark County, Washington is to inspire building departments everywhere to raise their profile by integrating the blueprint of the Planet Clark Energy Efficiency and Outreach Model.
For the past eight years, Clark County Building Safety has created new programs and practices that raised the profile of our building department to better serve our community.
The blueprint of Planet Clark demonstrates the integration of building safety, public outreach and energy efficiencies into our building department. Planet Clark was created as a tool to educate and engage the community.