Variables such as residential energy consumption and vehicle miles driven compared to gallons of gas consumed were considered to determine the most energy efficient states.
Top 5 Energy efficient states
- New York
- Rhode Island
Experts say to build a more energy efficient home to make sure to seal any cracks or leaks in windows and doors, insulate pipes, switch to LED lights, and move to an electric heat pump water heather rather than a gas water heater.
“Investing in energy efficiency is one of the best and most reliable energy investments. They provide resiliency as well as energy savings. And consumers and businesses benefit directly from energy efficiency projects,” says expert Valerie Thomas.
The least Energy Efficient states
47. West Virginia
48. South Carolina
*Due to data limitations, Alaska and Hawaii were excluded from the study