How to Reduce Your Energy Consumption
Tips for conserving electricity and cutting your energy costs
Links To Further Resources
U.S. DOE's Energy Savers Guide - This consumer's guide from The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy tells you everything you need to know to make smart energy decisions, from home improvements and alternative fuel vehicles to creating your own renewable energy supply.
Energy Star Home Improvement Toolbox - Choose your house's symptoms and let the Home Doctor solve your energy ills. Whether you're starting a major home-improvement project or just looking for simple ways to save energy, this site is sure to help.
Home Energy Saver - Enter your zip code and some details about your home and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab's Energy Advisor will show you how to save an average of $500 annually in energy bills. The site also offers the resources you'll need to make it happen.
Pick Your Power - Find a Green-e certified electricity provider in your state. The Green-e program, developed by the non-profit Center for Resource Solutions, certifies power providers who meet environmental and consumer protection standards.
California Energy Commission's Consumer Energy Center - This site details smart energy choices at home, at work and on the road, and provides money-saving information on rebates, grants and loans for energy improvements.
Flex Your Power - This California organization offers advice on how to save energy at home, at work and in transportation.
Alliance to Save Energy's Consumers Page - Saving energy is all fun and games with the Home Energy Checkup and the Appliance Olympics.
Home Energy Magazine - If you're thinking of remodeling your home, order No Regrets Remodeling: Creating a Comfortable Healthy Home that Saves Energy from the website of this non-profit residential energy efficiency magazine.
Guide to Buying Clean Energy - NRDC's consumer guide shows you how to support renewable energy, and where to find rebates and incentives for energy efficiency and renewable energy in your state.
Buying Energy-Efficient Appliances - Stretch your dollar with NRDC's smart shopping guide to energy-saving refrigerators, home electronics, washing machines, dishwashers, air conditioners and the like.
Real Goods - This online retailer specializes in sustainable products, including compact fluorescent bulbs, sunscreens for windows and solar-powered radios.
The Insulation Fact Sheet - The Department of Energy tells you everything you want to know about insulating your home (but were afraid to ask).
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