Use this resource to find a variety of online energy conservation information for homes and businesses.
Department of Energy website: Lists energy-efficient appliances and products.
Appliance Energy Cost Estimator 5.17.22 (PDF): Estimate your energy cost using this estimator schedule.
Home & Business Energy Use
https://comfortreadyhome.com/homeowners/ : Comfort Ready Home helps communities become more energy efficient, healthier and more comfortable through home weatherization, HVAC and water-heating upgrades. We make affordable energy-efficiency upgrades possible for every home by connecting energy utilities, contractors and homeowners with each other and with the tools they need to make smart energy-efficiency decisions.
Department of Energy Home Energy Assessment: 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.
Department of Energy Energy Saver: Energy Saver provides energy efficiency and renewable energy information to U.S. consumers, including families, homeowners, renters, and drivers.
- Department of Energy Home Energy Yardstick: 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
ENERGY STAR Benchmark: 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 (PDF)
Educational Fun & Games
Energy Hog website: 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.
Community education – Bonneville Power Administration (bpa.gov) : Links to energy education resources for elementary and secondary students as well as teachers.