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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Links: Buildings

Links to information about energy efficiency and conservation in buildings.

The following Web sites provide access to general information and relevant programs for energy efficiency and conservation in buildings.

  • Energy Efficiency Basics: This Web site, maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Tribal Energy Program, provides information relevant to energy efficiency technologies, including energy audits, efficient appliances and equipment, energy management systems, lighting, insulation, windows, and more.
  • Energysavers.gov: The DOE maintains this Web site with general information about energy savings, including how-to guides and sources for financial assistance.
  • ENERGY STAR: ENERGY STAR is joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DOE that provides individual consumers and businesses with information about energy-efficient products and conservation practices. The program provides:
    • ENERGY STAR ratings for household appliances and new homes,
    • Information on home improvements, and
    • A home energy performance calculator.
  • HUD Energy Conservation Measures: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing maintains a Web site of energy conservation measures that should be incorporated into buildings constructed by public housing authorities.
  • Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings: Useful information about home energy savings provided by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, including:
    • A home energy checklist and specific energy savings tips,
    • Information on setting priorities,
    • Information on how to select contractors,
    • An online energy bill analysis tool, and
    • Tax credit and rebate information.
  • Smart Energy Living Alliance: Smart Energy Living Alliance is a cooperative effort of businesses, utilities, and energy users that focus on helping consumers make smart energy decisions. Although the alliance focuses on Colorado consumers, much of the information available on this Web site is relevant to all consumers, including:
    • Tips and fact sheets on energy savings topics for homeowners,
    • Information on how to select contractors,
    • An online energy bill analysis tool, and
    • Tax credit and rebate information.
  • Tribal Energy Efficiency Guide: The Council of Energy Resource Tribes' Energy Efficiency Guide includes information about building codes, energy audits, energy efficiency projects undertaken by tribes, and resources for technical and funding assistance.
  • Federal Weatherization Assistance Program: The DOE Weatherization Assistance Program provides financial support to low-income families to implement weatherization technologies. This Web site provides information about weatherization technologies, related state-level programs, and how to apply for assistance.
  • State-by-State Guide to Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs: This Web site provides access to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) which contains information searchable on a state-by-state basis on existing state, local, private, and utility programs that provide incentives for implementation of energy efficiency measures for both buildings and vehicles.