Use this resource to find a variety of on-line energy conservation information for homes and businesses.
Lists energy efficient appliances and products.
Appliance Energy Cost Estimator
Estimate your energy cost using this estimator schedule.
Home & business energy use
This “do-it-yourself” home energy audit will help you determine where your home is losing energy and where you can save. Use this guide to conduct your own simple but diligent walk-through and spot many problems in your home. It can help you pinpoint some of the easier areas to address. When walking through your home, keep a checklist of areas you have inspected and problems you found. This list will help you prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades.
Energy Saver | Department of Energy
Energy Saver provides energy efficiency and renewable energy information to U.S. consumers, including families, homeowners, renters, and drivers.
EPA’s Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home’s annual energy use compared to similar homes. Answer a few basic questions about your home and input 12 months’ utility usage to find out:
- Your home’s Home Energy Yardstick score (on a scale of 0 to 10);
- Insights into how much of your home’s energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water;
- Links to guidance from ENERGY STAR on how to increase your home’s score, improve comfort, and lower utility bills; and
- An estimate of your home’s annual carbon emissions
Benchmark Your Building Using ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®
The first step to saving energy at your building is to benchmark — that is, to measure and compare your building’s energy to similar buildings, past consumption, or a reference performance level. Benchmarking turns the information on your utility bill into knowledge you can act on.
Energy Use Intensity by Property Type: https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pdf/reference/US National Median Table.pdf
Educational fun & games
Attention kids and fun-loving adults! Includes fun interactive games that teach how to get rid of energy hogs. Become an official Energy Hog Buster and print out your personalized certificate.
Links to energy education resources for elementary and secondary students as well as teachers.