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Appliance Standards Awareness Project
- Report on the latest improvements that increase efficiency in appliances. Current lobbying efforts to enact more efficient standards for central air conditioners, clothes washers, fluorescent ballasts and water heaters.
Building America Program
- U.S. Department of Energy portal to technical resources supporting the construction of energy- and resource-efficient homes.
- Discusses compact fluorescent light bulbs and offers FAQs, news items, disposal information, and recalls.
Dulley House Insulation Guide
- Where to insulate and what materials to use. Calculate R-values for walls, attics and crawl spaces.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network
- Topics include lighting, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment; insulation and other weatherization materials; high-performance windows; automatic and "smart" controls; solar buildings; community programs; and related codes and standards.
- California Energy Commission's energy and environmental education site for students, parents and teachers. Materials for students from kindergarten through high school. Games, puzzles, science projects on energy and other challenging information.
- Created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to help consumers save money and prevent air pollution. Includes list of qualifying products, contractor selection tips, and contacts for low interest loans for upgrading to high efficiency equipment.
- Energy Saving information on all areas of the home. Including Air Conditioning, heating, insulation, windows, appliances, and lighting
Fine Homebuilding- Energy Efficiency
- Articles on fixing a drafty house, understanding windows, and evaporative cooling.
For Your Home - Owens Corning
- Everything from new construction to remodeling to insulating projects to efficiency checklist. Personal Project file holds information about different Owens Corning products that can be printed out for purchasing or planning.
Green Building Concepts
- Information exchange on resource and energy efficient home building. Product tips, building hints, and newsletter archive.
- Magazine of residential conservation. Archive of past issues, subscription form.
The Home Energy Saver
- Determine the energy consumption of a home and find ways to reduce it.
Improving Home Energy Efficiency
- Information on energy use in typical Florida homes and how the energy efficiency of Florida homes can be best improved. Includes discussion on typical performance, cooling and heating load sources, windows, and ductwork.
Insulation Fact Sheet
- Detailed information on everything from determining insulation needs, to selecting products, to installation methods.
Making it Happen
- Module to help homeowners capitalize on the energy savings opportunities identified by the Energy Advisor module. No regrets remodeling, no-cost and low-cost measures, installation, financing, and case studies.
- Reviews of tools and techniques to live more simply and self-sufficiently. Incorporating these tools and techniques can decrease dependence on petroleum, electricity, gas for heating and cooling, municipal water and sewage utilities.
National Association of Insulation Manufacturers
- Tips on determining insulation needs, installation suggestions, and a map of recommended R-values for new construction houses.
New York Energy Smart
- Energy saving tips. Includes tools to conduct a home energy analysis.
Northeast Energy Star
- Includes energy efficiency tips, online energy savings calculators, dealer locators, and rebate information for Energy Star appliances and lighting.
Ohio Consumers' Counsel: Energy Efficiency
- Provides tips on reading electric and gas meters, understanding appliance ratings, and efficient home heating and lighting.
Partnership for Advanced Technologies in Housing
- Voluntary initiative that seeks to accelerate the creation and widespread use of advanced technologies to improve the quality, durability, environmental performance, energy efficiency, and affordability of housing.
Renters Guide To Saving Energy
- Energy and water conservation tips for the home and business.
Residential Energy Conservation
- Energy conservation tips on insulation, heating, cooling, appliances, and lighting.
Sage Farm Solar Home
- Virtual tour of energy efficient residence that has evolved over 20 years to demonstrate several approaches for capturing and using solar energy.
- Information on fiberglass insulation and links to energy efficiency programs in various states.
Southface Energy Institute Fact Sheets
- Technical bulletins focused on energy conservation. Everything from sealing ductwork to choosing a system to blower door and duct-blaster testing.
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
- Provides information on what homeowners and consumers can do to cut energy waste in homes, vehicles, and workplaces.
U.S. Energy Information Administration
- Provides energy statistics, data, and analysis.
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