Energy Efficiency


Green Building Council
A coalition of building industry leaders working to promote green building practices.

Green Building from the EPA
A collection of links from the US Environmental Protection Agency covering Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Water  Efficiency, Environmentally  Preferable Building Materials and Specifications, Waste  Reduction, Toxics  Reduction, Indoor  Air Quality,  Smart  Growth and Sustainable Development, and much more.

Home Energy Audit
Find a contractor to perform a home energy audit on your home to identify areas where you might improve its energy efficiency.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Use the links on this site to improve the energy efficiency of your home.  If you are looking to get started with a more energy efficient lifestyle, read the contents of their Home Energy Checklist.  It lists things that you can do today, this week, this month and this year to make a difference.

Department of Energy – Building America: Bringing Building Innovations to Market
The DOE  runs an impressive research program that partners with industry to bring state-of-the-art building innovations and resources to market.

Department of Energy : Building Technologies Program
The DOE leads a network of research and industry partners to develop innovative, cost-effective energy saving solutions.  The goal is to produce better products, new homes, ways to improve older homes, and buildings.

Energy Savers
Ways to save energy and $$ from the DOE

Home Energy Magazine
Another source who’s mission is to “objective and practical information on residential energy  efficiency, performance, comfort, and affordability.   It is the only magazine that thoroughly covers residential comfort issues from the only approach that really works, systems engineering.

Fact or Fable? Temperature Setback Saves Money from PSE&G
Temperature setback of 10° for an eight-hour period can save up to 10% on heating costs—an average savings of up to 1% for every degree of temperature adjustment.  Read the article to get the details.

Clean Up In the Laundry Room With These Energy-Saving Tips from PSE&G
Save money and energy by changing your laundry room habits.


EnergySage fully screens over 500 solar installers for reputation, licensing and certifications, experience level, and quality of service.  It connects homeowners to these reputable installers via their online platform.  Shoppers receive multiple quotes online and can easily compare them in a straightforward apples-to-apples format.

DOE/EPA Fuel Economy Guide
Research the most fuel efficient vehicles for purchase for financial and energy savings.


Department of Energy Energy Information Administration Residential Energy Consumption Survey 2005
Surveys changes in home heating and cooling usage.

Energy Star
Energy Star is a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. DOE that helps to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.  It provides its ENERGY STAR ratings for household products to indicate whether they have met the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy.

Heating Season Footprint InfographicRocky Mountain Institute Home Energy Briefs
A non-profit organization with a focus on driving a business-led transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables.

Financial Resources

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Identifies grants and loans, tax incentives and rebates to help pay for the cost of energy efficient updates.  Organized by state.

New Jersey Clean Energy Program
“A statewide program that offers financial incentives, programs and services for New Jersey residents, business owners and local governments to help them save energy, money and the environment.”

One thought on “Energy Efficiency

  1. Hernandez @ energy assessment

    This is a really good post. Solar power is a great example here. It can give you a lot of advantages like is pollution free and causes no greenhouse gases to be emitted after installation. reduced dependence of foreign oil and fossil fuels. renewable clean power that is available everyday of the year, even cloudy days it produces some power.


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