Energy efficiency is a key focus of the Office of Energy Resources. Efficient practices on the farm, at home, and in business and industry can save energy resources and money, as well as reduce dependence on out-of-state or foreign sources. The Energy Efficiency Program offers information resources to help Idaho citizens and companies use energy wisely, choose energy-efficient products, cooperate on a community level in public private partnerships, take advantage of new technologies and processes, and incorporate efficiencies into new construction or renovations. Federal, state and regional governments, as well as universities and professional associations offer a variety of resources to improve energy efficiency, including the following:
- Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, a partnership of northwest utilities that promotes energy efficient products and services
- Performance Tested Comfort Systems Northwest, which supports contractors and utilities making improvements based on Performance Tested Comfort Systems (PTCS) standards
- University of Idaho - Integrated Design Lab , dedicated to the develpment of high perfomance energy efficient buildings in the Intermountain West.