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Use this resource to find a variety of on-line energy conservation information for homes and businesses.

Appliances

www.energystar.gov/
Lists energy efficient appliances and products.

Appliance Energy Cost Estimator
Estimate your energy cost using this estimator schedule.

Home & business energy use

Residential

https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/home-energy-audits/do-it-yourself-home-energy-audits
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.

  • https://www.energystar.gov/campaign/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
Commercial Buildings

https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/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: https://portfoliomanager.energystar.gov/pdf/reference/US National Median Table.pdf

Educational fun & games

www.energyhog.org
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.

www.bpa.gov/PublicInvolvement/CommunityEducation/Pages/default.aspx
Links to energy education resources for elementary and secondary students as well as teachers.