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Pee Dee Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Home Improvement...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficient Home Improvement Loan Program Pee Dee Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Home Improvement Loan Program Eligibility Residential Savings For Home Weatherization...

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements  

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements Title Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2010 Authors Fuller, Merrian C., Cathy Kunkel, Mark Zimring, Ian M. Hoffman, Katie L. Soroye, and Charles A. Goldman Tertiary Authors Borgeson, Merrian Pagination 136 Date Published 09/2010 Publisher LBNL City Berkeley Keywords electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract Policy makers and program designers in the U.S. and abroad are deeply concerned with the question of how to scale up energy efficiency to a level that is commensurate both to the energy and climate challenges we face, and to the potential for energy savings that has been touted for decades. When policy makers ask what energy efficiency can do, the answers usually revolve around the technical and economic potential of energy efficiency-they rarely hone in on the element of energy demand that matters most for changing energy usage in existing homes: the consumer. A growing literature is concerned with the behavioral underpinnings of energy consumption. We examine a narrower, related subject: How can millions of Americans be persuaded to divert valued time and resources into upgrading their homes to eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy? With hundreds of millions of public dollars1 flowing into incentives, workforce training, and other initiatives to support comprehensive home energy improvements2, it makes sense to review the history of these programs and begin gleaning best practices for encouraging comprehensive home energy improvements. Looking across 30 years of energy efficiency programs that targeted the residential market, many of the same issues that confronted past program administrators are relevant today: How do we cost-effectively motivate customers to take action? Who can we partner with to increase program participation? How do we get residential efficiency programs to scale? While there is no proven formula-and only limited success to date with reliably motivating large numbers of Americans to invest in comprehensive home energy improvements, especially if they are being asked to pay for a majority of the improvement costs-there is a rich and varied history of experiences that new programs can draw upon. Our primary audiences are policy makers and program designers-especially those that are relatively new to the field, such as the over 2,000 towns, cities, states, and regions who are recipients of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds for clean energy programs. This report synthesizes lessons from first generation programs, highlights emerging best practices, and suggests methods and approaches to use in designing, implementing, and evaluating these programs. We examined 14 residential energy efficiency programs, conducted an extensive literature review, interviewed industry experts, and surveyed residential contractors to draw out these lessons.

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Tax Credits for Home Energy Improvements (Fact Sheet)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This fact sheet is an overview of the Department of Energy's tax credits for home energy improvements.

Not Available

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Austin Energy - Free Home Energy Improvements Program (Texas...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

measures at no cost to its low-income and disabled residents through its Free Home Energy Improvements Program. Certain income levels must be met for residents to...

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Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Improvements |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Improvements Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Improvements < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Other Maximum Rebate $1,000 per return per year; $2,000 cumulatively per taxpayer Program Info Start Date 01/01/2009 State Missouri Program Type Personal Deduction Rebate Amount 100% of the cost of eligible improvements In July 2008, Missouri enacted legislation allowing homeowners to take an income tax deduction of the cost of home energy audits and associated energy efficiency improvements. The tax deduction is valid for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2009. Any deduction shall be claimed for the tax year in which the qualified home energy audit was conducted or in

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Energy Efficient Home Improvements Loan Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficient Home Improvements Loan Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Loan Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate Loans: Up to $20,000 for 100% of cost as long as 85% of work is for qualifying home improvements Homeowner Energy Efficient Rebates (in lieu of loans): 20% of qualifying improvements up to $2,000 Program Info State Kentucky Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount 100% of costs up to $20,000 '''''Note: This program is currently unavailable. Check the program web site for more information regarding future funding.'''''

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Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program Energy Efficient Home Improvements Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Low-Income Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Kentucky Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Homeowner energy efficient improvements (in lieu of loans): 20% of qualifying costs up to $2,000 Whole-house evaluation: $150 for the first 1000 customers '''''Note: This program is currently unavailable. Check the program web site for more information regarding future funding.''''' Kentucky offers ENERGY STAR Home Performance rebates and loans for

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What Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

What Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment? What Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment? April 1, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Tuesday, Elizabeth...

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Energy Efficient Home Improvements Loan Program (Kentucky) |...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

to evaluate homes and allow owners to decide which improvements should be made. Homeowners can also receive rebates instead of loans. First, participants fill out the free...

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Georgia Power - Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Georgia Power - Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates Georgia Power - Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates Georgia Power - Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Rebates < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate All Incentives: 50% of cost Whole House Improvements: $2,200 Individual Improvements: $700 Program Info Start Date 1/1/2011 Expiration Date 12/31/2012 State Georgia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Programmable Thermostat: $100 BPI Assessment: $200 Whole House Improvements: 50% Air Sealing: $400 Attic Insulation: $300

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Austin Energy- Free Home Energy Improvements Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

'''Austin Energy is not accepting applications for this program currently. Austin Energy hopes to offer the program again in the future. Contact the utility for additional information. '''

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First Electric Cooperative - Home Improvement Loans | Department of Energy  

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First Electric Cooperative - Home Improvement Loans First Electric Cooperative - Home Improvement Loans First Electric Cooperative - Home Improvement Loans < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate $15,000 Program Info State Arkansas Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount $500 - $15,000 Provider First Electric Cooperative First Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, serves over 85,000 member accounts throughout parts of seventeen counties in central and southeast Arkansas. The Home Improvement Loan Program allows members to borrow between $500 and $15,000 for energy efficiency home improvements

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Pee Dee Electric Cooperative- Energy Efficient Home Improvement Loan Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Pee Dee Electric Cooperative offers financing for members through the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Loan Program. Loans of up to $5,000, with repayment periods up to 72 months, can be used for...

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Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Improvement...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

References DSIRE1 Summary In July 2008, Missouri enacted legislation allowing homeowners to take an income tax deduction of the cost of home energy audits and associated...

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Home Energy Score: Analysis & Improvements to Date  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Score: Home Energy Score: � Analysis & Improvements to Date � Joan Glickman Senior Advisor/Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy July 24, 2012 1 eere.energy.gov Presentation Overview 1) Background 2) Program Improvements 3) Analysis: Efficacy of Tool & Program - Asset Perturbations - Behavior Perturbations - Estimated Energy Use vs. Actual Energy Use (from utility bills) - Time Required for Assessment and Scoring - Blower Door Test Analysis 4) Next Steps & Ongoing Analysis 2 eere.energy.gov 1. Background � 3 eere.energy.gov Guiding Principles * Information must be credible, reliable, and replicable. * Information must be transparent and easy to understand. � * Implementation costs must be affordable. * Program must include effective quality assurance.

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Energy Efficient Home Improvements Rebate Program (Kentucky)...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Programs. The program allows owners to decide which improvements should be made. Homeowners can receive either 2,000 in rebates or 3.99% interest financing up to 20,000....

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

7 7 2009 Home Improvement Spending by Household Income ($2010) Income Under $40,000 $40-79,999 $80-119,999 120,000 and Over Note(s): Source(s): 13,005 4,097 16,531 67,731 Home improvements include room additions, remodeling, replacements of household systems and appliances, porches and garages, additions and replacements of roofing, siding, window/doors, insulation, flooring/paneling/ceiling, and disaster repairs. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, A New Decade of Growth for Remodeling, 2011, Table A-3, pg. 29; EIA, Annual Energy Review 2010, Oct. 2011, Appendix D, p. 353 for GDP and price deflators. 23,178 6,545 6,841 44,772 14,051 4,299 9,189 39,505 (thousand) (thousand) ($) ($million) 24,675 6,113 5,697 34,825 Number of Homeowners Average Total Homeowners

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Home Energy Yardstick : ENERGY STAR  

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Home > Home Improvement > Home Energy Yardstick Home > Home Improvement > Home Energy Yardstick Home Energy Yardstick Assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up: EPA's Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes. By answering a few basic questions about your home, you can get: Your home's Home Energy Yardstick score (on a scale of 1 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. Learn more about how the Home Energy Yardstick works.

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Motivating Home Energy Improvements-Focus Groups for the U.S. Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Report: Motivating Home Energy Improvements Report: Motivating Home Energy Improvements Focus Groups for the U.S. Department of Energy ABSTRACT The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conducted focus groups across the U.S. in different climate zones to determine what information is most likely to motivate homebuyers and homeowners to get energy improvements done. The focus groups also assessed how DOE should convey and display this information. 2 Report: Motivating Home Energy Improvements Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ........................................................................................................... 3 KEY FINDINGS........................................................................................................................................................................... 4

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Hamilton County - Home Improvement Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Hamilton County - Home Improvement Program Hamilton County - Home Improvement Program Hamilton County - Home Improvement Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heating Heat Pumps Insulation Solar Lighting Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Wind Maximum Rebate $50,000 Program Info State Ohio Program Type Local Loan Program Rebate Amount $1,500-$50,000 Provider Hamilton County Department of Planning and Development The Hamilton County, Ohio, Home Improvement Program (HIP) was originally initiated in 2002, and then reinstated in May 2008. The HIP loan allows homeowners in Hamilton County communities to borrow money to repair or

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What Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment? | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment? Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment? What Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment? April 1, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis On Tuesday, Elizabeth pointed you to some resources on home energy assessments, also known as home energy audits. If you've never had one, Energy Savers has a new video describing what you can expect from a professional home energy assessment. If you have done a home energy assessment-whether it was professional or do-it-yourself, tell us: What improvements did you make after a home energy assessment? Each Thursday, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. Please comment with your answers, and also feel free to respond to other comments. E-mail

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Recovery Act Energy Home Improvement Loan Scam Alert | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Recovery Act Energy Home Improvement Loan Scam Alert Recovery Act Energy Home Improvement Loan Scam Alert Recovery Act Energy Home Improvement Loan Scam Alert May 24, 2010 - 1:05pm Addthis The U.S. Department of Energy is aware of fraudulent solicitations being received through the United States Postal Service that solicit personal information for purported "Federal Energy Home Improvement Loans" under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. These solicitations falsely appear to be on U.S. Department of Energy letterhead, and offer recipients the prospect of obtaining up to a $50,000 loan. A sample of the fraudulent solicitation can be found here. Should you receive such a solicitation, you should not return the enclosed application, but instead report the matter immediately in one of the following manners:

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BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The BigHorn Development Project, located in Silverthorne, Colorado, is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The BigHorn Home Improvement Center, completed in the spring of 2000, is a 42,366-ft2 (3,936 m2) hardware store, warehouse, and lumberyard. The authors were brought in at the design stage of the project to provide research-level guidance to apply an integrated design process and perform a postoccupancy evaluation. An aggressive energy design goal of 60% energy cost saving was set early in the process, which focused the efforts of the design team and provided a goal for measuring the success of the project. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet the cooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity. After construction, the authors installed monitoring equipment to collect energy performance data and analyzed the building's energy performance for two and one-half years. The authors also helped program the building controls and provided recommendations for improving operating efficiency. The building shows an estimated 53% energy cost saving and a 54% source energy saving. These savings were determined with whole-building energy simulations that were calibrated with measured data. This paper discusses lessons learned related to the design process, the daylighting performance, the PV system, and the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system.

Deru, M.; Pless, S. D.; Torcellini, P. A.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Science & Innovation » Energy Efficiency » Homes Science & Innovation » Energy Efficiency » Homes Homes New Savings Projects provide step-by-step instructions on home energy efficiency improvements. Learn how to weatherstrip double-hung (or sash) windows. Also check out our guide to sealing air leaks with caulk. New Savings Projects provide step-by-step instructions on home energy efficiency improvements. Learn how to weatherstrip double-hung (or sash) windows. Also check out our guide to sealing air leaks with caulk. Our homes are a major source of energy use in the U.S. Improving the

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

4 4 2007 and 2009 Do-It-Yourself Home Improvements, by Project ($2010) Total Mean Total Mean Projects Expenditures Expenditures Projects Expenditures Expenditures Repair/Improvement (thousand) ($million) ($) (thousand) ($million) ($) Room Additions, Alterations, and Remodelings Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Other Systems and Equipment Plumbing (Pipes and Fixtures) Electrical System HVAC Appliance/Major Equipment Exterior Additions and Replacements Roof Siding Windows/Doors Interior Additions and Replacements Insulation Flooring/Paneling/Ceiling Other Interior Disaster Repair Other Additions and Replacements (1) Total Note(s): Source(s): 1) Other additions and replacements include porches, carports, swimming pools and other major improvements or repairs to lot or yard. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, The Remodeling market in Transition, 2009, Table A.2, p. 30 for 2007; Joint Center for Housing

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

3 3 2007 and 2009 Professional Home Improvements, by Project ($2010) Total Mean Total Mean Projects Expenditures Expenditures Projects Expenditures Expenditures Repair/Improvement (thousand) ($million) ($) (thousand) ($million) ($) Room Additions, Alterations, and Remodelings Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Other Systems and Equipment Plumbing (Pipes and Fixtures) Electrical System HVAC Appliance/Major Equipment Exterior Additions and Replacements Roof Siding Windows/Doors Interior Additions and Replacements Insulation Flooring/Paneling/Ceiling Other Interior Disaster Repair Other Additions and Replacements (1) Total Note(s): Source(s): 1) Other additions and replacements include porches, carports, swimming pools and other major improvements or repairs to lot or yard. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, The Remodeling Market in Transition, 2009, Table A.2, p. 30 for 2007; Joint Center for Housing

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

Added 8% 7% 6% 7% 6% 27% Sun room Added 4% 6% 3% 4% 5% 8% Note(s): Source(s): Year Home was Built Data based on a nationwide study of 819 consumers who remodeled their homes...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Questions and Answers about the Home Energy Saver Questions and Answers about the Home Energy Saver What is the Home Energy Saver? Home Energy Saver is a Web site for homeowners and renters who want to reduce their energy bills. This home energy information resource employs advanced simulation software with an easy-to-use interface that tells the user how much money he or she spends on the house's energy bills, and how much he or she could save by installing energy-efficient measures and technology. Home Energy Saver is the first site of its kind on the Internet. The site also provides links to many other Web sites to help make these improvements happen, and an email link to experts at the Department of Energy who can answer home energy-related questions. What is the Web site address? http://HES.lbl.gov

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Hamilton County - Home Improvement Program (Ohio) | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

KeyBank, North Side Bank and First Safety Bank. The HIP loan is usually structured as a home equity loan, secured by a second mortgage on the property. Credit requirements apply....

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Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency April 24, 2013 - 12:30pm Addthis Miss our Earth Day Hangout? View it now. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Want more info? Check out Energy Saver for tips and advice on ways to reduce your energy use. This week, more than 1 billion people in more than 190 countries celebrated Earth Day, demonstrating their support for environmental protection. First started in 1970 to encourage environmental reform, Earth Day is now an opportunity to take individual actions to protect the environment and use our resources -- like energy -- more efficiently. To celebrate Earth Day, we hosted a live Q&A to share tips and advice that

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Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency Earth Day Recap: Sharing Tips for Improving Your Home's Energy Efficiency April 24, 2013 - 12:30pm Addthis Miss our Earth Day Hangout? View it now. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Want more info? Check out Energy Saver for tips and advice on ways to reduce your energy use. This week, more than 1 billion people in more than 190 countries celebrated Earth Day, demonstrating their support for environmental protection. First started in 1970 to encourage environmental reform, Earth Day is now an opportunity to take individual actions to protect the environment and use our resources -- like energy -- more efficiently. To celebrate Earth Day, we hosted a live Q&A to share tips and advice that

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Home Energy Saver  

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Polls Polls Poll questions What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home? If you have a ceiling fan, how many hours per day do you use it? (average summer and winter) Have you tried LED lights in your home? What is your experience using spray foam insulation? How often do you use a home clothesdryer (rather than air drying)? Do you think your home's energy efficiency influences its resale value? More ... Poll questions What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home? If you have a ceiling fan, how many hours per day do you use it? (average summer and winter) Have you tried LED lights in your home? What is your experience using spray foam insulation? How often do you use a home clothesdryer (rather than air drying)? Do you think your home's energy efficiency influences its resale value?

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SPP sales flyer for home improvement | ENERGY STAR Buildings & Plants  

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home improvement home improvement Secondary menu About us Press room Contact Us Portfolio Manager Login Facility owners and managers Existing buildings Commercial new construction Industrial energy management Small business Service providers Service and product providers Verify applications for ENERGY STAR certification Design commercial buildings Energy efficiency program administrators Commercial and industrial program sponsors Associations State and local governments Federal agencies Tools and resources Training In This Section Campaigns Commercial building design Communications resources Energy management guidance Financial resources Portfolio Manager Products and purchasing Recognition Research and reports Service and product provider (SPP) resources Success stories Target Finder Technical documentation

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

1 1 Value of Residential Building Improvements and Repairs, by Sector ($2010 Billion) (1) Total 1980 72.2 35.2 107.4 1985 82.3 65.3 147.6 1990 91.4 85.5 176.9 1995 105.8 63.8 169.6 2000 138.2 52.7 191.0 2003 156.2 51.9 208.0 2004 169.2 57.9 227.1 2005 179.0 59.7 238.6 2006 187.4 57.2 244.6 2007 (2) 178.7 57.0 235.7 Note(s): Source(s): Improvements Maintenance and Repairs 1) Improvements includes additions, alterations, reconstruction, and major replacements. Repairs include maintenance. 2) The US Census Bureau discontinued the Survey of Residential Alterations and Repairs (SORAR) after 2007. DOC, Historic Expenditures for Residential Properties by Property Type: Quarterly 1962-2003 (Old structural purposes) for 1980-2000; DOC, Historic Expenditures for Residential Proerties by Property Type: Quarterly 2003-2007 (New structural purposes) for 1995-2007; and EIA, Annual Energy Review

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Home Energy Saver  

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What's New at the Home Energy Saver What's New at the Home Energy Saver Home Energy Saver 2.0! We have relaunched the Home Energy Saver. Enjoy the new-and-improved user interface, major data updates, and a ten-times improvement in run time. Keep your eyes open for new features in the coming months. We're on cloud 9(99999999): We have migrated all HES infrastructure to a cloud computing platform, which provides virtually perfect reliability, scalability, and improved performance. Runtime cut 90%. Thanks to our crack programmers, the 40-second runtimes that HES users may have become (somewhat) used to, have been slashed to about 4 seconds. 6 million and counting. The 6-millionth person visited HES in January 2010. Home Energy Saver Pro: We have created a new version of Home Energy Saver for building professionals: HESpro. It currently has limited functionality,

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Home Energy Score | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score Home Energy Score The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through. Using the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Qualified Assessor then scores the home on a scale of 1 to 10. A score of 10 indicates that the home has excellent energy performance. A score of 1 indicates the home needs extensive energy improvements. In addition to

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Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable March 21, 2013 - 12:00pm Q&A Have a story about improving your home's energy efficiency? Share your story with us & it could be the next one we profile on energy.gov! Share your story Addthis Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka

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Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable Home Energy Audits: Making Homes More Energy Efficient and Comfortable March 21, 2013 - 12:00pm Q&A Have a story about improving your home's energy efficiency? Share your story with us & it could be the next one we profile on energy.gov! Share your story Addthis Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Learn how a home energy audit is helping Seth Budick and his family save money on their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and make their home more comfortable. | Photo courtesy of Seth Budick. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

6 6 2010-2011 National Professional Remodeling Cost and Amount Recouped in Resale Value Envelope Siding Replacement - Vinyl 11.4 8.2 72% Window Replacement - Vinyl 11.1 7.9 72% Window Replacement - Wood 12.0 8.7 72% Roofing Replacement 21.5 12.8 60% Entry Door Replacement - Fiberglass 3.6 2.1 60% Entry Door Replacement - Steel 1.2 1.2 102% Remodel Minor Kitchen Remodel 21.7 15.8 73% Major Kitchen Remodel 58.4 40.1 69% Bathroom Remodel 16.6 10.7 64% Attic Bedroom Remodel 51.4 37.1 72% Basement Remodel 64.5 45.2 70% Home Office Remodel 28.9 13.2 46% Additions Deck Addition - Wood 11.0 8.0 73% Deck Addition - Composite 15.6 10.3 66% Bathroom Addition 40.7 21.7 53% Garage Addition 60.6 35.9 59% Sunroom Addition 75.2 36.5 49% Family Room Addition 85.7 53.6 63% Master Suite Addition 108.1 68.1 63% Two-Story Addition 165.2 107.3 65%

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Home Energy Saver  

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Hidden Cost of Home Energy Use Hidden Cost of Home Energy Use By improving your home's energy efficiency, you can profit in three ways: save money, improve your life, and help the earth, and making your home safer and more comfortable. Annual Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Average House vs. the Average Car: Each year the average house releases over twice as much greenhouse gases as the typical car. House: 22,000 lbs/CO2 Car: 10,000 lbs/CO2 Many people believe that their car is the largest single source of air pollution for which they are personally responsible. But in fact, the average home causes the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide-the principal greenhouse gas-as the average car. This is because most of the energy consumed in our homes is produced by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas. This pollution is actually a

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Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Homes Homes Homes EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency — promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and improved older homes; and other solutions to enhance the buildings in which we work, shop, and lead our everyday lives. EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions that help make our country run better through increased efficiency - promoting better plants, manufacturing processes, and products; more efficient new homes and improved older homes; and other solutions to enhance the buildings in which

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Buildings Energy Data Book: 2.6 Residential Home Improvement  

Buildings Energy Data Book (EERE)

2 2 2007 Professional and Do-It-Yourself Improvements, by Project ($2010) Total Mean Total Mean Projects Expenditures Expenditures Projects Expenditures Expenditures Repair/Improvement (thousand) ($million) ($) (thousand) ($million) ($) Room Additions, Alterations, and Remodelings Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Other Systems and Equipment Plumbing (Pipes and Fixtures) Electrical System HVAC Appliance/Major Equipment Exterior Additions and Replacements Roof Siding Windows/Doors Interior Additions and Replacements Insulation Flooring/Paneling/Ceiling Other Interior Disaster Repair Other Additions and Replacements (1) Total (2) Note(s): Source(s): 1) Other additions and replacements include porches, carports, swimming pools and other major improvements or repairs to lot or yard. 2)Total expenditures (professional installation plus do-it-yourself installation) are $1.8 billion higher compared to Table 2.6.1. This

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BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

This is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet the cooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity.

Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BigHorn Home Improvement Center Energy Performance: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is one of the nation's first commercial building projects to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. The extensive use of natural light, combined with energy-efficient electrical lighting design, provides good illumination and excellent energy savings. The reduced lighting loads, management of solar gains, and cool climate allow natural ventilation to meet the cooling loads. A hydronic radiant floor system, gas-fired radiant heaters, and a transpired solar collector deliver heat. An 8.9-kW roof-integrated photovoltaic (PV) system offsets a portion of the electricity.

Deru, M.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Saver  

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What kind of energy improvements have you done on your home? Zero-cost changes (e.g., turning off lights) Efficient lighting Install more-efficient appliances More efficient...

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Home Energy Saver for Consumers  

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Home Energy Saver for Consumers Home Energy Saver for Consumers The Home Energy Saver(tm) (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better, and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes. HES recommends energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home and make sense for the home's climate and local energy prices. The money invested in these upgrades commonly earns "interest" in the form of energy bill savings, at an annual rate of 20% or more. Depending on the type of improvement made, the home can achieve better comfort (warmer in winter, cooler in summer), fewer drafts, lower maintenance costs, and improved security and fire safety-all of which improve life and increase the home's value. HES computes a home's energy use on-line in a matter of seconds based on

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Home Energy Saver  

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Saver(tm) (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save Saver(tm) (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better, and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes. HES recommends energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home and make sense for the home's climate and local energy prices. The money invested in these upgrades commonly earns "interest" in the form of energy bill savings, at an annual rate of 20% or more (see examples). HES also estimates the home's carbon footprint and shows how much it can be reduced. For professional users, we also offer HESpro and teachers and students can check out Energized Learning. The upgrades recommended by HES offer other benefits as well. Depending on the type of improvement made, the home can achieve better comfort (warmer

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Home Weatherization | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Weatherization Weatherization Home Weatherization A home energy audit is the first step to saving energy and money. Our Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. Explore the full infographic now. A home energy audit is the first step to saving energy and money. Our Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. Explore the full infographic now. From air sealing to improving ventilation to adding insulation, home weatherization helps consumers save money by saving energy. Weatherization

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Analyses to Verify and Improve the Accuracy of the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA)  

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A series of analyses were performed to determine the reasons that the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) over predicted space-heating energy savings as measured in a recent field test and to develop appropriate corrections to improve its performance. The study used the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Building Energy Simulation Test (BESTEST) to verify that MHEA accurately calculates the UA-values of mobile home envelope components and space-heating energy loads as compared with other, well-accepted hourly energy simulation programs. The study also used the Procedures for Verification of RESNET Accredited HERS Software Tools to determine that MHEA accurately calculates space-heating energy consumptions for gas furnaces, heat pumps, and electric-resistance furnaces. Even though MHEA's calculations were shown to be correct from an engineering point of view, three modifications to MHEA's algorithms and use of a 0.6 correction factor were incorporated into MHEA to true-up its predicted savings to values measured in a recent field test. A simulated use of the revised version of MHEA in a weatherization program revealed that MHEA would likely still recommend a significant number of cost-effective weatherization measures in mobile homes (including ceiling, floor, and even wall insulation and far fewer storm windows). Based on the findings from this study, it was recommended that a revised version of MHEA with all the changes and modifications outlined in this report should be finalized and made available to the weatherization community as soon as possible, preferably in time for use within the 2009 Program Year.

Ternes, Mark P [ORNL; Gettings, Michael B [ORNL

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information...  

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home, lower your utility bills, improve the comfort of your home, or reduce your energy usage. The Home Energy Score can help you understand how to integrate energy upgrades into...

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ARRA Home Improvement Funds Application for Canton, Michigan...  

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ARRA Home Improvement Funds Application for Canton, Michigan ARRA Home Improvement Funds Application for Canton, Michigan Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Loan Program Limited...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Energy NewsWire Energy Savers Blog ENERGY STAR podcasts Twitter feed from Home Energy magazine Readings & Resources Readings No-Regrets Remodeling Energy NewsWire Wikipedia...

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Home Energy Saver  

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conference, and provides training and information on cost-effectively implementing home energy savings. American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) - some homeinspectors have...

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Cullman Electric Cooperative- Energy Efficient Homes Program  

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Cullman Electric Cooperative offers rebates to residential customers that make certain energy efficiency improvements to newly constructed, all electric homes. Up to $200 is available per home. ...

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Home Energy Loan Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Loan Program Home Energy Loan Program Home Energy Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $6,000 from LA DNR Program Info State Louisiana Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount 50% of loan amount subsidized by LA DNR Provider Louisiana Department of Natural Resources The Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), administered by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), allows homeowners to get a five-year loan to improve the energy efficiency of their existing home. DNR

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score  

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Energy Score Energy Score The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through. Using the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Qualified Assessor then scores the home on a scale of 1 to 10. A score of 10 indicates that the home has excellent energy performance. A score of 1 indicates the home needs extensive energy improvements. In addition to providing the Score, the Qualified Assessor provides the homeowner with a list of recommended energy improvements and the associated cost savings estimates.

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Home Energy Saver  

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(HES) Licensing Information The Home Energy Saver is a web-based residential energy calculator and web service that provides customized estimates of residential energy use, energy...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Impact of the Home Energy Saver (HES) Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audit Developed primarily with DOE funding, HES is the first and most widely used on-line energy audit and...

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Home Energy Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Rebate Program Energy Rebate Program Home Energy Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Maximum Rebate $10,000 for energy efficiency improvements (plus $500 for energy audit); $7,500 qualified new 5 Star Plus homes Program Info Funding Source Alaska Housing Finance Corporation State Alaska Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies, depending on energy efficiency improvements made Provider Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Under the Home Energy Rebate Program, homeowners who want to make their own energy efficiency improvements on their home can receive a rebate for some of their expenditures. The program requires a home energy rater to evaluate

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Home Energy Rebate Program (Alaska) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Review 01312013 References DSIRE1 Summary Under the Home Energy Rebate Program, homeowners who want to make their own energy efficiency improvements on their home can receive...

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While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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The Home Energy Saver  

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The Home Energy Saver: Interactive Energy Information and Calculations on the Web The Internet is an important new resource for information about energy efficiency. While many...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Home Energy Saver Awards and Accolades Media Coverage and other references to the Home Energy Saver. 2010 R&D 100 award R&D 100 Logo R&D 100: One of the best 100 inventions of 2009...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Over 6 million visits Save money, live better, help the earth Go Look up zip code Import Home Energy Score Inputs Case Studies "Home Energy Saver helped me save thousands of...

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Long Island Green Homes (LIGH) Marshfield Energy ChallengeLong Island Green Homes (LIGH) Marshfield Energy Challengephrases like Green Home Remodeling, A comfortable, energy

Fuller, Merrian C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other homes nationwide. It also provides homeowners with suggestions for improving their homes' efficiency. The process starts with a Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor collecting energy information during a brief home walk-through. Using the Home Energy Scoring Tool, the Qualified Assessor then scores the home on a scale of 1 to 10, with a score of 10 indicating that the home has excellent energy performance. A score of 1 indicates the home needs extensive energy improvements. In addition to providing the Score, the Qualified Assessor

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Home Energy Saver  

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Lowest-Hanging Fruit Lowest-Hanging Fruit Get the Weekly Energy Saving Tip widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) The analysis you've done in the Home Energy Saver is a great beginning, but not the end of your quest. You now know where you stand and how much you can improve. Time to get started. In the following links you will find dozens of no-cost tips for things you can do to start saving energy immediately, many of which can be done without even opening your wallet! Air Leaks Home office electronics Lighting Heating & cooling Water heating Windows Making it Happen Roadmap to Results Seasons of Life The Lowest-Hanging Fruit Investing for Profit and Comfort Creating Successful Projects Financial Incentives Watt About Water? Choosing a Good Contractor

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Federal Energy Management Program: Home Energy Checklist  

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Home Energy Checklist to someone by E-mail Share Federal Energy Management Program: Home Energy Checklist on Facebook Tweet about Federal Energy Management Program: Home Energy...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Other Resources Readings ACEEE Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings Appliance energy use by model number (from the Federal Trade Commission) CoolCalifornia.org - A comprehensive...

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Home Energy Saver  

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The State of the Art Home performance contractor A small but growing cadre of "Home Performance Professionals" is rising to the challenge of putting america back on the energy...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Carbon Footprint Footprint Map | Carbon-IQ Nationally: the Zip-code pins summarize Home Energy Saver user results for 6 homes by Zip. The individual house-shaped pins display...

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Single-Family Owner-Occupied Homes. ? November 2000. EERE (1981. ? Review of Utility Home Energy Assessment Programs. ?1984. ? Evaluation of Utility Home Energy Assessment (RCS)

Fuller, Merrian C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Saver  

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Media Coverage and Other References to the Home Energy Saver Media Coverage and Other References to the Home Energy Saver Following are examples of the media coverage being received by the Home Energy Saver (HES). A large number of organizations and blogs link to the Home Energy Saver from their web sites. These include media companies, consumer-oriented web sites, energy utilities, state energy offices, educational institutions, and energy consulting firms. Print and Other Media MSN Real Estate - February Home-Maintenance Checklist, February 3, 2012 [PDF] GreenBuildingAdvisor.com - Weighing the Merits of Spray-Foam Insulation, January 23, 2012 [PDF] Bing - The Sun Rises on Solar Power, January 19, 2012 [PDF] Mother Nature Network - How to Save Energy at Home, January 17, 2012 [PDF] Case Remodeling - 10 Green Analysis Online Tools and Job

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Home Energy Saver  

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FAQs FAQs Most answers to questions about home energy use depend heavily on details for the specific home in question - the climate where the home is located, it's energy usage patterns, home size, configuration and features. For this reason, we can give general guidance here, but for a more definitive answer use the Home Energy Saver. Not finding what you need here? Try DOE's Information Center. General How can I save energy in my second home, which is unoccupied a large part of the year? What's the most common mistake people make in trying to save energy around the house? We don't own a home; we rent an apartment. What can we do? We have an older house. Which should we do first: insulate or replace the furnace? My neighbor's bills are much lower than mine, even though they have

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Home Energy Saver  

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Readings Readings No-Regrets Remodeling Selected excerpts from the book DIY from Home Energy magazine Roofs: Snowy and icy indicators of wasted money. Benchmarking: Compare a home's energy usage to that of similar homes. Air Sealing: Frozen pipe dilemnas. Refrigeration: Eight year olds burn a lot of energy. Walls and Windows: Sealing up a home's leaks. Energy Myths: Special web preview from Home Energy magazine Sept./Oct. 2001. Optimizing Your Ceiling Fan: Be more comfortable and save energy. Better Breathing: How to avoid mold, mildew, and that cave-like feeling. Beware the Closed Bedroom Door: It seems like such a simple act, but carbon monixde poisoning, smoke, and mold may follow. Sucking in Health Hazards: Does a house smell like a sewer? Energy Efficient Lighting: Can homes save money with compact

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Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) - Existing Homes Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) - Existing Homes Program Home Energy Rebate Option (HERO) - Existing Homes Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Maximum Rebate $3,000 Program Info Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Expiration Date 06/11/2013 State Louisiana Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount 20% of improvement costs Provider Louisiana Department of Natural Resources '''''NOTE: All HERO program funding has been allocated as of December 6, 2012. Important dates related to the closure of the program have been announced. Please see summary below for more information. '''''

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Homes  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) improves home energy performance by developing and demonstrating advanced energy efficiency technologies and practices that make homes in the United States more...

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Home Energy Score Publications | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Publications Publications Home Energy Score Publications The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored a variety of research and analyses to guide development of the Home Energy Score. DOE also considered research on homeowner motivation, labeling programs, and other related topics. Below are links to some of these documents as well as other useful information. See also: Research and Background Calculation Methodology Be a Smart and Engaged Homeowner Prepared by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy This report summarizes what you need to know when considering home energy improvements. Motivating Home Energy Improvements Prepared by Newport Partners, LLC This report summarizes findings from 12 focus groups conducted in summer 2010 concerning home energy labeling.

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Home Energy Saver  

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icicles), that will eventually cause serious roof damage. Source: Home Energy magazine (DIY section, homeenergy.org) A roof with extremely large icicles. Severe rooftop...

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Homes | Department of Energy  

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One Milwaukee Homeowner Shares Her Experience Milwaukee solar installers putting in a rooftop solar energy system on Dr. Paula Papanek's home. | Photo courtesy of Dr. Paula...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Achieving high levels of energy efficiency during constuction or remodeling of a home requires careful planning, attention to details, and skilled workmanship. In-the-know...

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "home energy improvements" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Home Energy Saver  

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Product recycling Weatherization Assistance Program for Low-Income Persons Low-Income Home EnergyAssistance Program Searchable databases of incentives Database of State...

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Home Energy Saver for Professionals  

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Home Energy Saver for Professionals The Home Energy Saver(tm) (HES) pro offers similar residential energy-saving upgrade recommendations for energy auditors, inspectors, and...

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Home Energy Score Program  

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Home Energy Score Program Home Energy Score Program Peer Review April 3, 2013 Joan Glickman, US DOE Norm Bourassa, LBNL joan.glickman@ee.doe.gov, 202-586-5607 njbourassa@lbl.gov, 510-495-2677 BTO Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Significant underinvestment in energy efficiency in residential sector * High costs of traditional energy audits and ratings * No standard method for understanding and comparing the energy efficiency

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Home Energy Score Program  

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Home Energy Score Program Home Energy Score Program Peer Review April 3, 2013 Joan Glickman, US DOE Norm Bourassa, LBNL joan.glickman@ee.doe.gov, 202-586-5607 njbourassa@lbl.gov, 510-495-2677 BTO Program Peer Review 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose & Objectives Problem Statement: * Significant underinvestment in energy efficiency in residential sector * High costs of traditional energy audits and ratings * No standard method for understanding and comparing the energy efficiency

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Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Manufactured Homes Manufactured Homes Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes June 24, 2013 - 10:20am Addthis There are many opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of manufactured homes. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Marje There are many opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of manufactured homes. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Marje What does this mean for me? Manufactured homes (formerly called mobile homes) mean affordable housing for many Americans. Newer manufactured homes offer amenities found in site-built homes, and can be retrofitted to improve energy efficiency and incorporate renewable energy technologies. Like site-built homes, new manufactured homes (formerly known as mobile homes) can be designed for energy efficiency and renewable energy. You can

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Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Manufactured Homes Manufactured Homes Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes June 24, 2013 - 10:20am Addthis There are many opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of manufactured homes. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Marje There are many opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of manufactured homes. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/Marje What does this mean for me? Manufactured homes (formerly called mobile homes) mean affordable housing for many Americans. Newer manufactured homes offer amenities found in site-built homes, and can be retrofitted to improve energy efficiency and incorporate renewable energy technologies. Like site-built homes, new manufactured homes (formerly known as mobile homes) can be designed for energy efficiency and renewable energy. You can

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BigHorn Home Improvement Center: Proof that a Retail Building Can Be a Low Energy Building: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The BigHorn Home Improvement Center in Silverthorne, Colorado was one of the first commercial buildings in the United States to integrate extensive high-performance design into a retail space. After monitoring and evaluation by NREL, the BigHorn Center was found to consume 54% less source energy and have 53% lower energy costs than typical retail buildings of similar size. The extensive use of daylighting to replace electric lighting reduced lighting energy requirements by 80% and significantly contributed to the reduced energy loads in the building.

Deru, M.; Torcellini, P.; Judkoff, R.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EERE: Energy Analysis Home Page  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Analysis Search Search Help Energy Analysis HOME ABOUT FEATURED CONTENT EERE Energy Analysis Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Energy Analysis Home Page...

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Improvements in industrial energy performance | ENERGY STAR  

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my money go? Set and Save with ENERGY STAR Product Finder Rebate Finder Store Locator Energy Savings At Home Energy Savings At Home Improving your home's energy efficiency with...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Seasons of Life Seasons of Life Changes in life mean changes in energy use, and opportunities to use that energy more efficiently. Looking for a rental: Just because you don't own a home doesn't mean you can't expect it to be efficient. Ask your prospective landlord what the energy costs are, and find out which forms of energy you pay for. Ask if any energy-efficiency upgrades are planned. A "free" appliance provided by your landlord may not be such a good deal if energy use is high. Use the appliances wisely: Manage your thermostat well Pay attention to dishwasher, clothes washer, and water heater settings.Meanwhile, lights, computers, televisions, and other devices you own and bring into the home are important energy users - shop wisely when you buy them. Home purchase: For most of us, buying a home is our greatest investment,

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Home Energy Saver  

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Mission Statement Mission Statement This page describes the overall mission of the Home Energy Saver project as well as ways in which private sector software developers and others can tap our content and calculation engine. Mission The Home Energy Saver web site (HES, http://HomeEnergySaver.lbl.gov) is an interactive do-it-yourself home energy assessment tool, combined with extensive decision-support content. Its aims are support national initiatives to increase consumer interest in energy efficiency and to foster market activities that capture those opportunities. The site is developed and maintained by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory with sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and others. HES supports the federal energy mission by helping to build national

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Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions for homeowners and Partners about the Home Energy Score, from basics such as what a Home Energy Score is and how to become a Partner, to how the Score is calculated and what you can expect from your Score. Frequently Asked Questions for Homeowners (download a printable PDF) Frequently Asked Questions for Partners (download a printable PDF) Highlights Home Energy Scores Completed As of January 7, 2014 Webinars Past Webinars Orange Arrow Home Energy Score Program Update Home Energy Score Pilot Analysis Post-Pilot Update Publications Motivating Home Energy Improvements

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Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Corporation - Home Energy Loan Program...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Corporation provides low-interest loans for energy-related home improvements (including solar water heater and photovoltaic installations) under its Home Energy Loan Program. The...

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Energy-Efficient Home Design | Department of Energy  

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Home Design Home Design Energy-Efficient Home Design April 13, 2012 - 11:39am Addthis The Home Energy Score is a national rating system developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Score reflects the energy efficiency of a home based on the home's structure and heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The Home Facts provide details about the current structure and systems. Recommendations show how to improve the energy efficiency of the home to achieve a higher score and save money. The Home Energy Score is a national rating system developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Score reflects the energy efficiency of a home based on the home's structure and heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The Home Facts provide details about the current structure and systems.

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Energy-Efficient Home Design | Department of Energy  

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Home Design Home Design Energy-Efficient Home Design April 13, 2012 - 11:39am Addthis The Home Energy Score is a national rating system developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Score reflects the energy efficiency of a home based on the home's structure and heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The Home Facts provide details about the current structure and systems. Recommendations show how to improve the energy efficiency of the home to achieve a higher score and save money. The Home Energy Score is a national rating system developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Score reflects the energy efficiency of a home based on the home's structure and heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The Home Facts provide details about the current structure and systems.

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Home Energy Saver  

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No-Regrets Remodeling No-Regrets Remodeling Excerpts from No-Regrets Remodeling by the people at Home Energy magazine. Note: This book was published in 1997. While most of the information is timeless, some items may be out-dated. Your Kitchen Cooking Appliances Electric or Gas Kitchen Ranges? Refrigerators Your Home Office Home Office Equipment Power Ratings of Office Equipment Your Heating Heating: General Home Performance Contractors Oil System Upgrades Combined (Indirect) Hot Water & Heating Systems Combined (Integrated) Space & Water Heating The Thermostat is in Control Time for an Energy Switch? Your Cooling Tips for Buying a New Air Conditioner Cool Roofs for Hot Climates Evaporative Cooler Tips Ventilation, Ducts, Moisture, and Air Leakage Common Air Leakage Sites in the Home

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Get Involved with Home Energy Score | Department of Energy  

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Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Get Involved with Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Get Involved with Home Energy Score Get Involved with Home Energy Score The Department of Energy's (DOE) Home Energy Score helps homeowners understand the energy performance of their homes and how they compare to other homes nationwide. Energy professionals and organizations can use the Score to promote energy efficiency to homeowners and encourage investments in energy improvements. Information for Homeowners Information for Interested Organizations Information for Interested Assessors Highlights Home Energy Scoring Tool Updated Home Energy Scoring Tool v.2014 features improved calculation methodology, user interface and mobility on the 10-point scale. Visit the Research and Background webpage and DOE's Progress Alert to learn more.

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Home Energy Loan Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Home Energy Loan Program Home Energy Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Maximum Rebate $30,000 Program Info Funding Source American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Start Date 01/2011 State Maryland Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Loans from $1,500 - $30,000 Provider Maryland Clean Energy Center Note: The eligible technologies listed above are only examples of some improvements that might be supported under this program as detailed on the program web site. Other improvements may be eligible and not all

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Home Energy Saver  

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some press materials issued by Berkeley Lab, including the press release announcing Home Energy Saver and a Q-and-A. The "About" page should tell you everything you need to...

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Home Energy Saver  

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computer software that will help families "surf the web" all the way to the bank. Our "Home Energy Saver" software will help homeowners and renters identify the best technologies...

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While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
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Home Energy Saver  

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User's Guide User's Guide 5 STEPS TO SAVINGS & SUSTAINABILITY: Begin by entering your zip code or previous session number to see a typical home's baseline energy use and potential savings. Provide more information to estimate energy cost, consumption, and greenhouse-gas emissions for a specific home and to receive a detailed list of savings recommendations. Visit the Learn area for information to help implement the recommendations. See typical energy use in a specific zip code Describe a home Compare current use with potential savings View recommended energy saving actions Learn about measuring & reducing energy use Input your zip code or existing session ID. Once you've entered the information and selected "Go", you will receive a breakdown of the energy

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficiency » Homes » Home Weatherization » Home Energy Energy Efficiency » Homes » Home Weatherization » Home Energy Audits Home Energy Audits November 26, 2013 Professional Home Energy Audits A home energy audit is the first step to assessing how much energy your home consumes and to deciding what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. October 28, 2013 William Stewart, with Veterans Green Jobs, blows cellulose insulation in the interior walls of a Lakewood, Colorado, home. This home is part of the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program that supports energy efficiency upgrades to low-income homes in Denver. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Weatherization Saves Families Energy and Money In honor of National Weatherization Day, we're highlighting how energy

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Home Energy Saver  

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Profitability of Energy Efficiency Upgrades Profitability of Energy Efficiency Upgrades Application of these 10 energy efficiency measures in a typical home yields nearly $600 in annual bill savings, and an impressive 16% overall return on investment. Diagram providing a representative view of the high profitability of energy efficiency upgrades This diagram provides a representative view of the high profitability of energy efficiency upgrades. Note that the home evaluated here is located in an average U.S. climate and has a heat pump, electric water heater, clothes washer, clothes dryer, and dishwasher. The example cost-effectively surpasses the 30% savings target for existing homes under PATH (The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing). In fact, all of these measures yield a higher return on investment than an

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Progress Energy Carolinas- Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes  

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Progress Energy Carolinas (PEC) offers an incentive to residential customers for improving the energy efficiency of homes. To qualify, the home must meet the standards of the U.S. Environmental...

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Local Energy Alliance Program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Local Energy Alliance Program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Local Energy Alliance Program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (Virginia) Local Energy Alliance Program - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (Virginia) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Appliances & Electronics Ventilation Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate LEAP Program: $500 Rappahannock Electric Cooperative: $600 Program Info Funding Source Local Energy Alliance Program State Virginia Program Type Local Rebate Program Rebate Amount LEAP Program LEAP Home Energy Improvement Program : 20% of cost up to $500 Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Incentives Heat Pump Tune-Up: $75 Duct Sealing: $200

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® | Department of Energy  

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Homeowners across the United States can find trusted contractors who follow a comprehensive approach, recommended by ENERGY STAR®, to save money on energy bills while improving home comfort. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program provides homeowners with resources to identify trusted contractors that can help them understand their home's energy use, as well as identify home improvements that increase energy performance and improve comfort. Participating contractors can recommend and perform energy improvements, such as air sealing, insulation that can fix drafty and uncomfortable rooms, and install high efficiency heating and cooling equipment. These improvements can lower utility bills.

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City of Elyria - Energy Smart Home Program (Ohio) | Open Energy...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

(EECBG) from the Department of Energy, the city of Elyria is offering rebates to homeowners for certain energy efficiency improvements made to the home. The amount of rebate...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Watt about Water? Watt about Water? Water uses energy. Energy uses water. The "water-energy nexus" - as it has come to be known - is one of the emerging hot topics when it comes to making homes greener and more resource-efficient. The Home Energy Saver does not currently provide recommendations for reducing water use, but it does help you understand where your water is currently going (see the Appliances drill-down report from the Compare > Summary page). The material on this page provides some more background and resources for you to keep in mind. Water uses energy The most tangible link is that when your water is heated, every drop contains a hidden "drop" of energy. Saving hot water translates directly into water-heating energy savings. Such savings are available at hot water

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Tax Credits for Home Energy Improvements: If You Buy an Energy-Efficient Product or Renewable Energy System for Your Home, You May be Eligible for a Federal Tax Credit (Fact Sheet)  

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This two-page fact sheet provides an overview of 2010 federal tax credits for energy efficient products or renewable energy systems in the home.

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NV Energy- Energy Plus New Homes Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

NV Energy offers the Energy Plus New Homes Program provides rebates to certified builders in the NV Energy service territory that build high-efficiency homes. (Rebates are only available to home...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Tools of the Trade Tools of the Trade Clockwise: IR thermograph, IR camera, Air flow measurement, Blower door, Combustion test for water heater A hammer and a saw used to be the key tools for home contractors. Today, the best-in-breed also use high-tech equipment while performing a professional energy audit or verifying that construction has been done correctly. Infrared cameras can "see" heat loss and find hidden energy savings opportunities. PFT tests or blower door tests measure a homes air leakage and tell you when sealing has been successful. Combustion monitoring equipment and indoor-air pollution detectors ensure that a heating system is not only efficient but also not dumping dangerous pollutants into the home. All of these practices should be conducted with a

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Home Energy Score Calculation Methodology | Department of Energy  

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Home Energy Score Calculation Methodology Home Energy Score Calculation Methodology Home Energy Score Calculation Methodology A Qualified Assessor calculates the Home Energy Score by first conducting a brief walk-through of the home and collecting approximately 40 data points. Next, the Qualified Assessor uses the Home Energy Scoring Tool to estimate the home's energy use. The Scoring Tool converts it into a Score and develops recommendations for energy improvements. All the data required to calculate the Home Energy Score is listed in the Data Collection Sheet. The calculation method holds a number of variables constant. For example, it assumes, that the thermostat is set at specific levels at various points of the year, and that homeowners use appliances in a standard way. By holding these other variables constant, the Home Energy Score allows

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Home energy savers program  

SciTech Connect

In July 1976, the Federal Energy Administration entered into a cooperative agreement with the State of Rhode Island to implement a residential energy conservation program on a statewide basis in order to achieve a reduction in energy consumption in the residential sector. The program, developed by Rhode Island and approved by FEA, was designed to test various approaches to encourage homeowners to take steps to conserve energy by weatherizing their homes. The approaches involved a three-stage strategy: the generation of an energy conservation awareness in homeowners through a statewide media campaign; the provision of specific ''how-to'' information to homeowners through mass media instruction, distribution of the ''Home Energy Savers' Workbook'', and by operation of a Home Energy Savers' Center with a hotline; and the encouragement of homeowners to follow through with energy measures. The demonstration program is described and evaluated. The findings can be summarized as follows: the high degree of interrelatedness and mutual dependency of the three stages necessitates well planned timing of program elements; the statewide media program was effective when spots were aired in prime time; however, the spots were generally in non-prime time slots, and thus had limited effectiveness. Distribution of ''workbooks'' on a mass scale left a measure of uncertainty as to whether they were reaching their intended audiences and mass media instruction was hampered by limited audiences, and production problems.

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Home Energy Score: Information for Home Energy Assessors | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Assessors Home Energy Assessors Home Energy Score: Information for Home Energy Assessors To offer the Home Energy Score to homeowners, Qualified Assessors work directly with Home Energy Score Partners and must be certified as a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst or a Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) HERS Rater, and receive a passing grade on DOE's Home Energy Scoring Tool test. DOE provides interested assessors with access to training materials and after being qualified, access to the online Scoring Tool and data collection sheet. Training Opportunities In April 2013, DOE began to develop a 3-D immersive simulation training and testing (3-DISTT) software program for interested Home Energy Score assessors. The 3-DISTT software uses computer-based simulations to recreate

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Policy makers and program designers in the U.S. and abroad are deeply concerned with the question of how to scale up energy efficiency to a level that is commensurate both to the scale of the energy and climate challenges we face, and to the potential for energy savings that has been touted for decades. When policy makers ask what energy efficiency can do, the answers usually revolve around the technical and economic potential of energy efficiency - they rarely hone in on the element of energy demand that matters most for changing energy usage in existing homes: the consumer. A growing literature is concerned with the behavioral underpinnings of energy consumption. We examine a narrower, related subject: How can millions of Americans be persuaded to divert valued time and resources into upgrading their homes to eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy? With hundreds of millions of public dollars flowing into incentives, workforce training, and other initiatives to support comprehensive home energy improvements, it makes sense to review the history of these programs and begin gleaning best practices for encouraging comprehensive home energy improvements. Looking across 30 years of energy efficiency programs that targeted the residential market, many of the same issues that confronted past program administrators are relevant today: How do we cost-effectively motivate customers to take action? Who can we partner with to increase program participation? How do we get residential efficiency programs to scale? While there is no proven formula - and only limited success to date with reliably motivating large numbers of Americans to invest in comprehensive home energy improvements, especially if they are being asked to pay for a majority of the improvement costs - there is a rich and varied history of experiences that new programs can draw upon. Our primary audiences are policy makers and program designers - especially those that are relatively new to the field, such as the over 2,000 towns, cities, states, and regions who are recipients of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds for clean energy programs. This report synthesizes lessons from first generation programs, highlights emerging best practices, and suggests methods and approaches to use in designing, implementing, and evaluating these programs. We examined 14 residential energy efficiency programs, conducted an extensive literature review, interviewed industry experts, and surveyed residential contractors to draw out these lessons.

Fuller, Merrian C.

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Solar Home Energy | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Page Edit with form History Facebook icon Twitter icon Solar Home Energy Jump to: navigation, search Name Solar Home Energy Place Bournemouth, United Kingdom Sector Renewable...

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Home Energy Magazine | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Magazine Jump to: navigation, search Name Home Energy Magazine Place Berkeley, CA Website http:www.homeenergymagazine. References Home Energy Magazine1 Information About...

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Home Energy Saver  

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Work-Arounds Work-Arounds While the Home Energy Saver is the most comprehensive home energy model available on the web, there are inevitably specific systems or features that we have not yet explicitly incorporated. In some cases, there are reasonable work-arounds that the user can use to approximate the energy use of such features or systems. For example: Evaporative Cooling: HES Does not model Evaporative coolers. However, you can specify an appropriately high SEER (e.g. 22) in the air conditioning description to approximate the relatively low energy use of evaporative coolers. Note that this method will not yield any information about the water consumption by evaporative coolers, which also has a cost and other implications. Extended Vacations: HES does not explicitly allow you to specify

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Weatherization » Home Energy Audits Weatherization » Home Energy Audits Home Energy Audits A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician -- often called an energy auditor -- can give your home a checkup. Items shown here include checking for leaks, examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera. Learn more about a professional home energy audit. A home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you

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Michigan Saves - Home Energy Loan Program | Department of Energy  

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Michigan Saves - Home Energy Loan Program Michigan Saves - Home Energy Loan Program Michigan Saves - Home Energy Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heat Pumps Insulation Water Heating Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info State Michigan Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount $1,000-$20,000 Provider Michigan Saves Michigan Saves is a non-profit that offers financing options for energy efficiency improvements throughout Michigan. The Home Energy Loan Program was started with seed funding from the Michigan Public Service Commission.

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Low income home energy assistance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides eligible households with assistance for home energy costs. Assistance is available to (1) help families pay heating and cooling costs, (2) prevent energy cutoff in crisis situations, and (3) help families make their homes more energy efficient. This report provides background information on the program in preparation for the program's reauthorization in 1990.

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1990-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy Home Page  

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US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Search Home Page Contents ABOUT DOE About The Department of Energy (Learn about the Department of Energy, its mission, plans, organizational structure,...

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Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing  

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Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance January 9, 2014 - 3:19pm Addthis As part of the Energy Department's commitment to helping families across the United States save money by saving energy, the Department announced today its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The Home Energy Score allows homebuyers to compare homes on an "apples to apples" basis and provides recommendations for energy efficiency improvements. In addition, homeowners and homebuyers receive a cost-saving estimate of how these improvements could reduce utility bills and improve a

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Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders  

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Home Energy Score: Home Energy Score: Program Update for Interested Stakeholders Joan Glickman Senior Advisor/Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy July 23, 2012 1 eere.energy.gov DOE's objectives for the Home Energy Score Program * Strengthen the home energy improvement market * Provide an affordable and credible means for homeowners to understand - their home's energy performance, - how their home compares to others in their area, and - how to improve its efficiency. * Build on and complement existing home energy improvement efforts * Help trained workers enter the private sector energy improvement market, as Weatherization work funded by the Recovery Act ramps down 2 eere.energy.gov Better Information: Home Energy Score * Voluntary MPG rating for homes and

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Home Energy Score Research and Background | Department of Energy  

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Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Research and Background Home Energy Score Research and Background Scoring Tool v.2014 In January 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the first major update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool. After more than a year of implementation and feedback from program Partners, DOE made significant improvements to the scoring tool's calculation methodology and user interface. A newly refined scoring system will allow inefficient homes to more easily move up the scale with investments in efficiency improvements. This enhanced mobility is expected to help motivate greater action among homeowners. The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) performed a variety of analyses to test the updated scoring tool. Analysis

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EERE: Energy Basics Home Page  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

businesses, and industries. Technologies Renewable Energy Technologies Biomass Geothermal Hydrogen Hydropower Ocean Solar Wind Home and Building Technologies Lighting and...

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Home : ENERGY STAR  

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Who dared imagine? Who dared imagine? Our newest video celebrates 20 years of success with our innovative ENERGY STAR partners. See the Video EPA Logo ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Learn more about ENERGY STAR. A comprehensive review of ENERGY STAR and other EPA climate protection partnerships. See 2011 Annual Report. Basic information on climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change science. See Climate Change. With help from ENERGY STAR, by 2012, Americans had cumulatively prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of GHG emissions. See 2012 Achievements. Energy Efficiency For Your Home

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Butler Rural Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Improvement...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program Butler Rural Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficiency Improvement Loan Program Eligibility Residential Savings For Home Weatherization...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information...  

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Information for Home Energy Assessors to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information for Home Energy Assessors on Facebook Tweet about...

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Building Technologies Office: Video: Home Energy Score  

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Video: Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Video: Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Video: Home Energy...

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Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sealing Your Home Sealing Your Home Sealing Your Home Caulking can reduce heating and cooling costs and improve comfort in your home. Caulking can reduce heating and cooling costs and improve comfort in your home. Air leakage, or infiltration, occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Properly air sealing can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, improve building durability, and create a healthier indoor environment. In addition to air sealing, you'll also want to consider adding additional insulation and moisture control and ventilation strategies to ensure your home is comfortable and efficient. Featured Detecting Air Leaks For a thorough and accurate measurement of air leakage in your home, hire a qualified technician to conduct an energy assessment, particularly a blower door test.

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ENERGY STAR Update: EPA Announces Updated Home Energy Yardstick for Assessing Home Energy Use (April 18, 2013)  

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8, 2013 8, 2013 EPA Announces Updated Home Energy Yardstick for Assessing Home Energy Use American homeowners can see how their home energy use measures up by using EPA's free online energy assessment tool called the Home Energy Yardstick. The Yardstick is a simple performance-based tool that compares a home's annual energy use to other similar homes. Since 2010, nearly a quarter of a million Americans have used the Yardstick to better understand the energy consumption of their homes. By answering a few basic questions, a homeowner can get: - The home's Yardstick score (on a scale of 1 to 10); - Insights into how much of the home's energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water; - Links to guidance from EPA's ENERGY STAR program on how to increase the home's score, improve comfort,

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Cullman Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Homes Program | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cullman Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Homes Program Cullman Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Homes Program Cullman Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Homes Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Alabama Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Efficient Home: $200 Energy Efficient Water Heater: $100 Cullman Electric Cooperative offers rebates to residential customers that make certain energy efficiency improvements to newly constructed, all electric homes. Up to $200 is available per home. Qualifying homes must have electric water heatng, clothes drying, cooking, and a heat pump. A

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Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Energy Star New Homes Program For  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Energy Star New Homes Program Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Energy Star New Homes Program For Builders Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Energy Star New Homes Program For Builders < Back Eligibility Construction Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 500, 1,000, or 5/MCF saved Provider Minnesota Energy Resources Minnesota Energy Resources offers the Home Energy Excellence Program to encourage builders to build energy efficient homes. As part of the program, Minnesota Energy Resources will review the home blueprints and make recommendations prior to construction; perform up to three on-site inspections with more recommendations and improvements during construction;

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Home Energy Score Partners | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Residential Buildings » Home Energy Score » Home Energy Score Partners Home Energy Score Partners Home Energy Score Partners The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is partnering with state and local governments, utilities, and non-profit organizations across the country to make the Home Energy Score widely available to homeowners. Current partners, along with descriptions of their residential energy efficiency efforts, can be found by clicking on this interactive map. To become a Home Energy Score Partner, an organization must score a minimum of 200 homes in the first year, and provide quality assurance by rescoring 5% of these homes. Organizations interested in becoming a Partner can contact the program via email at homeenergyscore@ee.doe.gov. You can find frequently asked questions for partners on the Frequently

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Department of Energy - Home Energy Audits  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

63 en #AskEnergySaver: Answering Your Home 63 en #AskEnergySaver: Answering Your Home Energy-Saving Questions http://energy.gov/articles/askenergysaver-answering-your-home-energy-saving-questions home-energy-saving-questions" class="title-link">#AskEnergySaver: Answering Your Home Energy-Saving Questions

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EERE: Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing - Homes  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Homes Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing EERE leads a robust network of researchers and other partners to continually develop cost-effective energy-saving solutions...

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Home Energy Scoring Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Home Energy Scoring Tool Home Energy Scoring Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Home Energy Scoring Tool Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings - Residential Phase: Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: Resource assessment Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/homeenergyscore/ OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Language: English References: Home Energy Scoring Tool[1] Generate clear and credible home energy assessments; recommend customized upgrades and cost saving tips; compare the energy use of different homes The Home Energy Score allows a homeowner to compare her or his home's energy consumption to that of other homes, similar to a vehicle's

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Home Energy Saver  

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Roadmap to Results Roadmap to Results Ease into the process of making your home more efficient. If you're new to this, or you're on a very tight budget, start with the lowest-hanging fruit like double-checking your water heater's temperature setting. The next easy steps are simple things that will fit into your shopping basket: maybe a few compact fluorescent lamps or a roll of weatherstripping. When it's time to replace that old fridge, or other appliances, take time to shop smart. At a minimum, look for the ENERGY STAR rating. There are detailed lists of products that will take you even farther. Remember: you're not simply spending money, you're investing for profit and comfort. Redoing your kitchen? New roof? Finally adding that in-law unit? Creating successful projects can take some work. Take the time to find a home

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Occupied Homes. ? November 2000. EERE (Energy Efficiency andand Renewable Energy (DOE EERE), Weatherization andBailey and Marion Lunn (DOE EERE) for their support of this

Fuller, Merrian C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "home energy improvements" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Home Energy Assessments | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Assessments Energy Assessments Home Energy Assessments Addthis Description A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time. This video shows some of the ways that a contractor may test your home during an assessment, and helps you understand how an assessment can help you move toward energy savings. Speakers Jason Dispenza Duration 1:44 Topic Home Weatherization Home Energy Audits Consumption Credit Energy Department Video MR. : Core to any energy audit, you've got a blower door test; an infrared camera scan; combustion safety testing for homes with gas

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Home Energy Solutions for Existing Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Solutions for Existing Homes Home Energy Solutions for Existing Homes Home Energy Solutions for Existing Homes < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info Funding Source Public Benefits Fund State Oregon Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Air Sealing: $150 Duct Insulation: 50% of cost up to $100 Gas Boiler: $200 Direct Vent Gas Fireplace: $200-$250 Direct Vent Gas Unit Heater: $100 Heat Pumps: $250 - $450, depending on efficiency and previous heating system Heat Pump Test: $150 Heat Pump Advanced Controls: $250 Ductless Heat Pump: $800

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Homes News | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 20, 2010 July 20, 2010 DOE Announces $30 Million for Energy-Efficient Housing Partnerships Washington - The U.S. Department of Energy today announced 15 research and deployment partnerships to help dramatically improve the energy efficiency of American homes. June 17, 2010 DOE Announces More Than $76 Million for Advanced Energy-Efficient Building Technologies and Commercial Building Training Programs WASHINGTON-U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced awards totaling more than $76 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support advanced energy-efficient building technology projects and the development of training programs for commercial building equipment technicians, building operators, and energy auditors. September 24, 2009

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Energy Efficiency -- Home Page  

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If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. If you are having trouble, call 202-586-8800 for help. Home >Energy Users EEnergy Efficiency Page Energy-Efficiency Measurement MEASUREMENT DISCUSSION: Measures and Policy Issues Energy Intensity as a Common Surrogate for Energy Efficiency Indices as a Measure of Relative Changes Market-Basket Comprehensive Factorial Decomposition Divisia Index OTHER MEASUREMENT APPROACHES: Best Practice MEASUREMENT ISSUES : Site Energy Versus Primary Energy Physical Versus Economic Units picture of line graph on stand Energy Efficiency Measurement Discussion The development of energy-efficiency indictors, for any country, is limited by the availability of data. Data are limited for several reasons. As the amount of data collected increases so do the costs of collecting, processing, and analyzing the data. The configuration of certain technologies and processes can also limit the possibility of obtaining microdata. As an example, in the manufacturing sector, some motors are encased in such a way that it is impossible to collect data on the motor unless records have been maintained for the motor. This leads to another reason data are limited--respondent burden. Care has to be taken so that surveys are not so long that participation is discouraged or inaccurate answers are given due to the difficulty and time it takes to obtain the data.

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Make my home more energy-efficient?  

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Make my home more energy-efficient? Every home is different. For homes within the United States, you can use EETD's Home Energy Saver to get advice on how to lower your energy...

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Professional Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits November 26, 2013 - 4:59pm Addthis Learn about the steps and benefits of a comprehensive home energy assessment in this video. Read the text version. What does this mean for me? A professional energy audit gives you a thorough picture of where your home is losing energy and what you can do to save money. You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment. You may be eligible for state, local, or utility incentives to assist with your home energy audit. Visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency to find out. How does it work? An energy auditor will walk through your home, review your bills, and conduct a blower door test or thermographic scan.Some utilities offer

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Professional Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits Professional Home Energy Audits November 26, 2013 - 4:59pm Addthis Learn about the steps and benefits of a comprehensive home energy assessment in this video. Read the text version. What does this mean for me? A professional energy audit gives you a thorough picture of where your home is losing energy and what you can do to save money. You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment. You may be eligible for state, local, or utility incentives to assist with your home energy audit. Visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency to find out. How does it work? An energy auditor will walk through your home, review your bills, and conduct a blower door test or thermographic scan.Some utilities offer

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Vice President Biden Launches Home Energy Scoring Program | Department of  

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Launches Home Energy Scoring Program Launches Home Energy Scoring Program Vice President Biden Launches Home Energy Scoring Program November 9, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis WASHINGTON - Vice President Biden joined U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today to announce the launch of the Home Energy Score pilot program. The Home Energy Score will offer homeowners straightforward, reliable information about their homes' energy efficiency. A report provides consumers with a home energy score between 1 and 10, and shows them how their home compares to others in their region. The report also includes customized, cost-effective recommendations that will help to reduce their energy costs and improve the comfort of their homes. DOE today also released the Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades,

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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April 30, 2010 April 30, 2010 Metropolitan Energy Center helps Kansas City residents manage and control their energy use. | File illustration Nonprofit Helps Kansas City Residents Conserve Energy After Rita "tightened the envelope," her utility bill dropped by 35 percent in both the summer and winter. (That meant stuffing more insulation between her walls and sealing cracks at the foundation to keep any unwanted air from sneaking in or valuable air from seeping out.) April 19, 2010 Ideas for What to Do this Earth Day Given that Earth Day's coming up in a couple of days, you might find a few things you can do if you choose to celebrate Earth Day this year. April 19, 2010 Home Energy Assessments April 1, 2010 What Improvements Did You Make After a Home Energy Assessment?

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Columbia Water & Light- Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Columbia Water and Light, a municipal utility, offers rebates to its residential customers who make certain energy efficient improvements to the home. Under the Home Performance with Energy Star...

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Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy  

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Air Sealing Your Home Air Sealing Your Home Air Sealing Your Home November 26, 2013 - 6:22pm Addthis Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. What does this mean for me? Save money and energy by air sealing your house. Caulking and weatherstripping are simple, effective ways of sealing air leaks in your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is

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Air Sealing Your Home | Department of Energy  

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Your Home Your Home Air Sealing Your Home November 26, 2013 - 6:22pm Addthis Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. Save on heating and cooling costs by checking for air leaks in common trouble spots in your home. What does this mean for me? Save money and energy by air sealing your house. Caulking and weatherstripping are simple, effective ways of sealing air leaks in your home. Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home is a cost-effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weatherstripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investment, often one year or less. Caulk is

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Events - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Home Events. Site Map; ... The award-winning event attracts more than 100,000 visitors as it challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, ... energy-efficient, ...

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

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matters most for changing energy usage in existing homes:use information about energy usage levels to support theirpre-screening for energy usage patterns and pre-existing

Fuller, Merrian C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

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February 28, 2013 February 28, 2013 The Greater Philadelphia region's historic buildings and homes are among the most significant in American history, but they predate modern energy-efficient designs by centuries. In fact, some buildings have been found to leak air at a rate 10 times that of typical buildings their size. But it takes a lot to make older buildings more energy efficient and comfortable. Expensive, up-front out-of-pocket costs for energy efficiency improvements have been a barrier to reducing Greater Philadelphia buildings' energy use in the past.

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Home and Building Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Home and Building Technologies Home and Building Technologies Homes and other buildings use energy every day for space heating and cooling, for lighting and hot water, and for...

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Building Technologies Office: Automated Home Energy Management...  

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Home Area Network Trends SmartGridCity(tm) Integration with Home Controls Automated HomeEnergy Management Automated Monitoring, Control, Diagnostics, Optimization and Soft Repair...

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Valuing the Suburbs: Why Some "Improvements" Lower Home Prices  

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Why Some Improvements Lower Home Prices Robert E. Langimprovement will add to a homes sale price reveals someResearch shows that not all home improvements pay offeven

Lang, Robert E.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Saver  

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Heater Heat Pumps Replacing Your Electric Furnace and CAC with a Heat Pump Sealing Home Air Leaks LPG Furnaces Efficient LPG-fired Water Heaters Oil Furnaces Efficient...

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Energy Crossroads: Home Energy Rating Systems | Environmental...  

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Contractors Association (CBPCA) helps green contractors identify and perform quality Green Home Energy Upgrades - our name for comprehensive (i.e., whole-house) energy...

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DEMCO- Touchstone Energy Home Program  

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DEMCO, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, provides residential customers who have a qualified Touchstone Energy Home, a rebate of up to $0.10 per square foot of living area for electric heat pumps...

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Homes News and Blog | Department of Energy  

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Homes News and Blog Homes News and Blog Homes News and Blog Blog A three-part Energy Department-funded study indicates LEDs are more environmentally friendly than compact fluorescent and incandescent lights. | Energy Department graphic Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs December 9, 2013 4:13 PM Final results of a three-part Energy Department-funded study found that LEDs have less negative environmental impacts than incandescent bulbs and a slight edge over CFLs. Read The Full Story Homes News and Blog Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization December 9, 2013 9:37 AM Since 2009, when the Energy Department seized a major opportunity to invest $5 billion through our Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to stimulate job growth and help families affected by the Read The Full Story

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Opportunities for Energy Conservation and Improved Comfort From Wind Washing Retrofits in Two-Story Homes - Part I  

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Wind washing is a general term referring to diminished thermal control caused by air movement over or through a thermal barrier. The primary focus of this paper is towards a specific type of wind washing where wind can push attic air into the floor cavity between first and second stories of the home through ineffective (or missing) air barriers separating attic space from the floor cavity. A second type of wind washing studied in this project involved insulation batts on knee walls where space between the batts and the wall board allowed air movement against the gypsum wall board. During hot weather, the first type of wind washing pushes hot air into the floor cavity (between the first and second stories) thereby heating ceiling, floor, and interior wall surfaces (see Figures 1 and 2). Condensation may occur on cold supply duct surfaces within the floor cavity resulting in ceiling moisture damage. In cold climates, cold air from wind washing can chill surfaces within the interior floor space and result in frozen water pipes. Through the summer of 2009, a field study tested thirty-two two-story homes and found significant wind washing potential in 40% of the homes. Part I of this paper will highlight the evaluation methods used and the extent of wind washing found in this study. Repairs and energy monitoring were completed in six of these homes to evaluate retrofit methods and cost effectiveness of retrofit solutions. These results are discussed in Part II of this paper.

Withers, C. R. Jr.; Cummings, J. B.

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Saver | Open Energy Information  

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Home Energy Saver Home Energy Saver Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Home Energy Saver Agency/Company /Organization: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Buildings - Residential Phase: Evaluate Effectiveness and Revise as Needed Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Resource Type: Online calculator User Interface: Website Website: hes.lbl.gov/consumer/ OpenEI Keyword(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tools Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/home-energy-saver Language: English Policies: Deployment Programs DeploymentPrograms: Technical Assistance References: Home Energy Saver[1] Quickly compute a home's energy use for all end uses, including heating, cooling, water heating, appliances, and lighting; get recommended

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Challenge Home Events | Department of Energy  

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Challenge Home Events Challenge Home Events Challenge Home Events Sorted By Date Sort By Location Sort By Event Description Contact TBA West Chester, Pennsylvania DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training DOE Challenge Home is conducting this Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home training with our Training Partner, the Home Ventilating Institute. Coming soon! January 16, 2014 Latham, New York DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training DOE Challenge Home is conducting this Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home training with our Training Partner, the New York State Builders Association (NYSBA). Register by emailing Juli Turner at jturner@nysba.com March 24, 2014 Lexington, Kentucky DOE Challenge Home Zero Net-Energy-Ready Home Training This 3.5-hour training provides builders with a comprehensive review of zero net-energy-ready home construction including the business case, detailed specifications, and opportunities to be recognized as an industry leader.

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Building Technologies Office: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®  

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Performance with ENERGY STAR® Performance with ENERGY STAR® Homeowners across the United States can find trusted contractors who follow a comprehensive approach, recommended by ENERGY STAR®, to save money on energy bills while improving home comfort. The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) program provides homeowners with resources to identify trusted contractors that can help them understand their home's energy use, as well as identify home improvements that increase energy performance and improve comfort. Participating contractors can recommend and perform energy improvements, such as air sealing, insulation that can fix drafty and uncomfortable rooms, and install high efficiency heating and cooling equipment. These improvements can lower utility bills. Contractors that participate in HPwES are qualified by local sponsors such as utilities, state energy offices, and other organizations to ensure that they can offer high-quality, comprehensive energy assessments (also known as "energy audits") using sophisticated equipment to diagnose a home's energy, health, and safety issues.

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Home Energy Saver  

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Investing for Profit and Comfort Investing for Profit and Comfort After working on no-cost changes, it's time to focus on how and when to get deeper improvements in efficiency. When buying or replacing an appliance or other energy-using equipment, you have a great opportunity to save. Early replacement can even make sense in some cases, but requires careful analysis. The Federal Trade Commission labels all major appliances, which can help you shop more wisely. To help consumers shop smarter still, the ENERGY STAR program labels identify products that are in roughly the top 25% of efficiency in their class - get the lists. The Consortium for Energy Efficiency defines an even higher bar - get the lists. DOE provides handy tips for things labels and features to look for. If you are going beyond harvesting the lowest-hanging fruit and replacing

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Home Energy Saver  

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Choosing a Good Contractor Choosing a Good Contractor If your project goes much beyond replacing lights and a few appliances, you would probably benefit from using a home performance contractor. The book No-Regrets Remodeling provides a good definition if this emerging specialty: Because the whole-house, or systems, approach to homes is a fairly new concept, not everyone in the building trades is familiar with it. And it goes against traditional building practice, which is based on specialty trades. You probably already know how that goes: a different contractor for every task. And none of them has any idea what the other is doing. This is changing with the emergence of the home performance contractor, a person trained and equipped to test homes to see where problems exist. These

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Home Energy Saver  

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(responses based on survey responses from 3500 users) Here are some examples of how non-household users have utilized the site: US Air Force The US Air Force has used the Home...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score  

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Home Energy Score to Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes

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Adding Insulation to an Existing Home | Department of Energy  

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Adding Insulation to an Existing Home Adding Insulation to an Existing Home Adding Insulation to an Existing Home May 23, 2013 - 1:44pm Addthis Adding insulation in an existing home saves money and improves comfort. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. Adding insulation in an existing home saves money and improves comfort. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. What does this mean for me? Adding insulation to your home saves money and improves comfort. Adding insulation to your home is a sound investment that is likely pay for itself quickly in reduced utility bills. Insulation inhibits heat flow through the building envelope of your home, saving money and improving comfort. Unless your home was specially constructed for energy efficiency, you can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older

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Homes Blog | Department of Energy  

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Blog Blog Homes Blog RSS November 8, 2013 The Jackson County Welcome Center in Moss Point, Mississippi. The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved new rules that will help provide utility customers several pathways to increase energy efficiency. | Photo courtesy of Energy and Natural Resources Division, Mississippi Development Authority Mississippi Adopts New Rules to Save Energy, Money The Mississippi Public Service Commission has issued new rules that will help provide utility customers several pathways to increase energy efficiency. August 15, 2013 New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

October 15, 2010 October 15, 2010 Energy 101: Home Energy Assessments Take an inside look at just what takes place with a home energy audit. October 14, 2010 Energy 101: Home Energy Assessment September 2, 2010 Upping Efficiency Standards, Lowering Utility Bills An overview of the Department of Energy's efforts for appliance standards. August 26, 2010 The Energy Doctor Is In: Home Check-Ups to Save You Money Why a home energy assessment can save you some serious cash. August 3, 2010 The Kane County Judicial Center is one building that received retrofits to save the county energy with a Recovery Act-funded block grant. | Photo courtesy of Kane County One Grant, Nine Energy Efficiency Programs for Illinois County West of Chicago, one Illinois municipality is putting its $2.2 million

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Department of Energy Home Page  

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US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Search Home Page Contents US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Search Home Page Contents [ABOUT DOE] About The Department of Energy (Learn about the Department of Energy, its mission, plans, organizational structure, accomplishments and the Secretary of Energy Federico Peña.) [DEPARTMENTAL RESOURCES] Departmental Resources (Look for information across the Department, connect to other Departmental Home Pages, or search for scientific and technical information through such systems as the DOE Information Bridge, containing searchable citations of worldwide energy research as well as bibliographic citations with links to DOE sponsored or acquired full-text reports; EnergyFiles, DOE's virtual library environment containing energy-related STI and tools to facilitate information use in the R&D process; and the DOE Reports Bibliographic

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Home Energy Saver  

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Wikipedia Articles Energy audit Energy efficiency Green building Passive solar design Sustainable energy Zero energy building Readings & Resources Readings No-Regrets Remodeling...

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Home : ENERGY STAR  

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STAR logo Skip directly to page content Energy Efficient Products Energy Efficient Products ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing...

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: Utility Bill Analysis on Homes Participating in Austin Energy's Program  

SciTech Connect

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (HPwES) is a jointly managed program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This program focuses on improving energy efficiency in existing homes via a whole-house approach to assessing and improving a home's energy performance, and helping to protect the environment. As one of HPwES's local sponsors, Austin Energy's HPwES program offers a complete home energy analysis and a list of recommendations for efficiency improvements, along with cost estimates. To determine the benefits of this program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) collaborated with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to conduct a statistical analysis using energy consumption data of HPwES homes provided by Austin Energy. This report provides preliminary estimates of average savings per home from the HPwES Loan Program for the period 1998 through 2006. The results from this preliminary analysis suggest that the HPwES program sponsored by Austin Energy had a very significant impact on reducing average cooling electricity for participating households. Overall, average savings were in the range of 25%-35%, and appear to be robust under various criteria for the number of households included in the analysis.

Belzer, D.; Mosey, G.; Plympton, P.; Dagher, L.

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Loan Program (Louisiana) | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

(HELP), administered by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), allows homeowners to get a five-year loan to improve the energy efficiency of their existing home. DNR...

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Ultra-Efficient Home Design | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Ultra-Efficient Home Design Ultra-Efficient Home Design Ultra-Efficient Home Design April 26, 2012 - 9:52am Addthis All Kaupuni Village homes in Oahu, Hawaii, incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to produce as much energy as they consume. Credit: Kenneth Kelly, NREL. All Kaupuni Village homes in Oahu, Hawaii, incorporate energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to produce as much energy as they consume. Credit: Kenneth Kelly, NREL. What does this mean for me? Lower energy bills and improved comfort Energy reliability and security Environmental sustainability How does it work? Ultra-efficient home design reduces home energy use and meets all or part of the reduced energy requirements with on-site renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating and solar electricity.

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Home Energy Checklist | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Checklist Home Energy Checklist Home Energy Checklist October 7, 2013 - 4:46pm Addthis This checklist outlines actions that conserve energy within homes. Today Checkbox Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll save energy and avoid scalding your hands. Checkbox Check if your water heater has an insulating blanket. An insulating blanket will pay for itself in one year or less! Checkbox Heating can account for almost half of the average family's winter energy bill. Make sure your furnace or heat pump receives professional maintenance each year. And look for the ENERGY STAR® label when replacing your system. Checkbox Review additional strategies to reduce your water heating bills. Water heating can account for 14%-25% of the energy consumed in your home.

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We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


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Home Performance with Energy Star | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Performance with Energy Star Home Performance with Energy Star Home Performance with Energy Star < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info Funding Source Focus On Energy Program State Wisconsin Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Air Sealing, Attic Insulation, Exterior Wall Insulation, Sill Box Insulation, Interior Foundation Insulation: 33.3% of improvement costs up to $1,500 Bonus for 15% Energy Savings: $200 Bonus for 25% Energy Savings: $700 Free installation of CFLs, faucet aerators, shower heads, and pipe wraps

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Home Cooling | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cooling Cooling Home Cooling Ventilation Systems for Cooling Learn how to avoid heat buildup and keep your home cool with ventilation. Read more Cooling with a Whole House Fan A whole-house fan, in combination with other cooling systems, can meet all or most of your home cooling needs year round. Read more Although your first thought for cooling may be air conditioning, there are many alternatives that provide cooling with less energy use. You might also consider fans, evaporative coolers, or heat pumps as your primary means of cooling. In addition, a combination of proper insulation, energy-efficient windows and doors, daylighting, shading, and ventilation will usually keep homes cool with a low amount of energy use in all but the hottest climates. Although ventilation is not an effective cooling strategy in hot, humid

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> BUREAU HOME > AUSTRALIA > QUEENSLAND > FORECASTS FORECAST IMPROVEMENTS  

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> BUREAU HOME > AUSTRALIA > QUEENSLAND > FORECASTS BRISBANE FORECAST IMPROVEMENTS The Bureau of Meteorology is progressively upgrading its forecast system to provide more detailed forecasts across Australia. From October 2013 new and improved 7 day forecasts will be introduced for Brisbane, Gold Coast

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Department of Energy - Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7 en Mississippi Adopts New Rules to Save Energy, Money http:energy.goveerearticlesmississippi-adopts-new-rules-save-energy-money-0

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Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

July 30, 2012 Energy Saver July 25, 2012 Saving Energy and Money with Energy Savings Performance Contracts A compelling insider's perspective at the ways federal agencies are...

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Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Find information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies available for licensing developed by U.S. Department of Energy laboratories ...

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Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Secretary Moniz says he will have a strong focus on energy efficiency. May 9, 2013 Green Button: Enabling Energy Innovation The Green Button Initiative is enabling energy...

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Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Find information on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies available for licensing developed by U.S. Department of Energy laboratories and participating ...

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

19, 2011 19, 2011 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Professional Energy Assessments It's worth a small investment of time and money now to assure yourself that your home is operating the way it should be. April 11, 2011 Energy Careers: Energy Assessor or Auditor A home energy assessment is a series of tests that reveal energy leaks in a home such as air leaks, poor insulation, and hot water loss. March 31, 2011 How Do You Find Thermal Leaks in Your Home? How do you find thermal leaks in your home? March 9, 2011 Florida County Helping Homeowners Save Energy and Money Sarasota County is letting its citizens choose how best to take advantage of all the energy efficient measures they have to offer. February 7, 2011 Modern Smart Grid Offers Consumers the Power of Choice

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Validation of the Home Energy Saver Energy Calculation Methodology: Using  

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Validation of the Home Energy Saver Energy Calculation Methodology: Using Validation of the Home Energy Saver Energy Calculation Methodology: Using Empirical Data to Improve Simulation Speaker(s): Danny Parker Date: August 6, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Evan Mills The Home Energy Saver (HES) suite - developed by EETD researchers - offers popular online simulation tools that enable U.S. homeowners and energy professionals to rigorously evaluate home energy use and develop recommendations on how energy can be saved across all end uses. The underlying analytical system is also available as a web service to power third-party energy analysis tools. Given the system's diverse uses, it is important that the simulation is robust and accurate. While the HES engineering methods are extensively documented and subjected to peer

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Moving Toward Zero Energy Homes: The Ultimate Family Home, Las Vegas, Nevada (Brochure)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Brochure describes the energy efficient and solar energy features of the Ultimate Family Home Zero Energy Home, participant in the Zero Energy Homes initiative.

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Home Performance with Energy Star  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

- HPwES - HPwES Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Ely Jacobsohn U.S. Department of Energy Ely.jacobsohn@ee.doe.gov, 202-287-1333 April 3, 2013 2 | Building Technologies Office eere.energy.gov Purpose and Objectives: Problem Statement Works to advance the Department's and Administration's energy-related goals in the residential sector Face challenging and often conflicting mandates to save energy, meet environmental goals, and satisfy needs of

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Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Will Compete to Create Apps Using Energy Data From Utilities to Help Consumers Reduce Energy Costs, Consumption March 16, 2012 Energy Savings Tips on the Go: Check Out the New...

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Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge May 2, 2012 - 4:32pm Addthis...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners  

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Partners to someone by E-mail Partners to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Partners on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals

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ENERGY STAR Certified New Homes : ENERGY STAR  

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little label with a big message. Better is better. The blue ENERGY STAR label on a new home means: Peace of Mind Enduring Quality Wall-to-Wall Comfort Proven Value ENERGY STAR...

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

in building envelopes. June 8, 2012 Have You Ever Gotten an Energy Assessment for Your Home? Earlier this week, Stephanie shared the first part of her story about the energy audit...

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Energy Basics: Home and Building Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Home and Building Technologies Homes and other buildings use energy every day for space heating and cooling, for lighting and hot water, and for appliances and electronics. Today's...

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Energy Basics: Home and Building Technologies  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

& Cooling Water Heating Home and Building Technologies Homes and other buildings use energy every day for space heating and cooling, for lighting and hot water, and for...

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Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits August 15, 2013 - 3:19pm Addthis New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? A home energy audit is the first step to saving energy and money.

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Energy 101: Home Energy Assessment | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Assessment Home Energy Assessment Energy 101: Home Energy Assessment Addthis Description A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy, money and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician, often called an energy auditor, can give your home a checkup. You can also do some of the steps yourself. This video includes examples of examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera to detect leaks. Duration 3:31 Topic Tax Credits, Rebates, Savings Home Energy Audits Energy Sector Jobs Education & Training Credit Energy Department Video MR. : In any season a leaky home costs money. How do you stop it? It starts with a comprehensive home energy checkup. That's a

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Kitchen Table Strategy: Home Inspectors Driving Demand for Home Energy Upgrades  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

20/2012 20/2012 1 Benjamin Gromicko, InterNACHI "Kitchen Table" Strategy: Home Inspectors Driving Demand for Home Energy Upgrades 3/20/2012 2 Benjamin Gromicko, InterNACHI "Although the home performance industry's delivery of comprehensive energy and comfort improvements has been growing across the country, it continues to struggle in creating consumer attention and demand. Our industry's delivery timing is off. We are not yet engaging the homeowner at their sweet spot of making improvements -- right after they purchase a home! This is when they move most aggressively with all sorts of home improvement projects -- and, unfortunately, seldom with any concerns of energy use. I strongly believe the home inspection industry is in a prime position to educate new homeowners on the long-term

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Kansas City Power and Light - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Kansas City Power and Light - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Kansas City Power and Light - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Maximum Rebate $1200 Program Info State Missouri Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Kansas City Power and Light Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) offers rebates to residential customers towards the cost of an ENERGY STAR Home Energy Assessment and a portion of the installed efficiency improvements. Home assessments must be performed by a certified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractor or consultant

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Homes | Department of Energy  

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and get energy-saving tips with online tools | File photo Homeowners using smart technology to save energy, money Most people understand the concept of a car's fuel efficiency...

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

April 4, 2012 April 4, 2012 This Month on Energy Savers: March 2012 We also covered some driving tips to help save money at the pump, ideas for new parents, and unveiled how you can connect with energy savings tips on the go. April 2, 2012 Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) The text version for the Home Energy Checkup 101 video. April 2, 2012 Blower door test during a home energy audit. Credit: Holtkamp Heating & A/C, Inc. Blower Door Tests Professional energy auditors use blower door tests to help determine a home's airtightness. April 2, 2012 The Brookhaven National Laboratory developed the PFT (PerFluorocarbon tracer gas) technique to measure changes over time when determining a building's air-infiltration rate. PFT Air Infiltration Measurement Technique

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Overview: Home Heating Systems | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

- 8:17am Addthis Home heating accounts for about 30 percent of the energy used in the home. | Photo courtesy iStockphoto.com Home heating accounts for about 30 percent of the...

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Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

perform a number of electrical functions, including measuring the power and energy consumption of plug-in electrical appliances and devices. December 3, 2009 Have You Used LED...

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EERE: Tribal Energy Program Home Page  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy EERE Home | Programs & Offices | Consumer Information Skip to Content Tribal Energy Program Search Search Help Tribal Energy Program EERE...

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Secretary Chu Highlights Recovery Act Tax Credits for Home Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Secretary Chu Highlights Recovery Act Tax Credits for Home Energy Secretary Chu Highlights Recovery Act Tax Credits for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements Secretary Chu Highlights Recovery Act Tax Credits for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements March 26, 2010 - 12:00am Addthis ERIE, Pa. - Today while visiting Seaway Manufacturing Corporation - an energy efficient window manufacturing company in Erie, Pa. - Secretary Chu highlighted the tax credits available to American families as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Taxpayers are eligible for up to $1,500 in tax credits for a range of home energy efficiency improvements - such as adding insulation, installing energy efficient windows, or replacing water heaters. "Investing in energy efficiency is one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways reduce the energy bills in your home," said Secretary

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Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Home Energy Saver  

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Home Energy Saver Home Energy Saver logo. First Internet-based decision-support tool for calculating energy use for all end uses in residential buildings. The Home Energy Saver...

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Tips to Green Your Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tips to Green Your Home Tips to Green Your Home Tips to Green Your Home November 23, 2009 - 2:51pm Addthis Chris Stewart Senior Communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its new green homes Web site. The site provides an interactive experience that helps people make their homes greener with tips on reducing energy consumption, carbon footprints, waste generation and water usage, as well as improving indoor air quality. While I've already made some improvements to my home energy efficiency, I know there's more I can do. After exploring the new Web site, I learned for the first time these interesting tips that will help me save more energy and money at home. The outdoor porch or post lamp is one of the highest used light

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications  

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Publications to someone by E-mail Publications to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Publications on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Challenge Home

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Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Eligibility Low-Income Residential...

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Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program...

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#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts September 11, 2012 - 10:20am Q&A What questions do you have about improving your home's energy efficiency? Ask Us Addthis The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity. The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Tweet your questions to @ENERGY using #askEnergy.

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#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

#askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts #askEnergy: Live Twitter Chat with Home Energy Efficiency Experts September 11, 2012 - 10:20am Q&A What questions do you have about improving your home's energy efficiency? Ask Us Addthis The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity. The Energy Department's home energy efficiency experts David Lee and Sam Rashkin will be answering your questions on ways to save energy and money at home. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs How can I participate? Tweet your questions to @ENERGY using #askEnergy.

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Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) April 2, 2012 - 5:25pm Addthis Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) Below is the text version for the Home Energy Checkup 101 video. The video opens with "Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup." A computer-generated image shows money flying out of the windows of a house. In any season, a leaky home costs money. How do you stop it? It starts with a comprehensive home energy checkup. The video switches to a shot of an inspector walking through a house and doing various tasks: reading an infrared gage, putting on a mask, checking the insulation, checking wiring in the attic, checking lighting fixtures. That's a series of tests and inspections to find out where your house could

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31,000 Homes Weatherized in June | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

31,000 Homes Weatherized in June 31,000 Homes Weatherized in June 31,000 Homes Weatherized in June August 23, 2010 - 11:21am Addthis Cathy Zoi Former Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy One of the best and most exciting parts of my job is helping make homes and businesses more efficient. Why? The places where we live and work consume 40% of the energy we use in the U.S. Through tune-ups to existing homes or new construction, doing more while using less energy is key to improving our buildings and energy future. Last week, we announced that during the month of June, more than 31,000 low-income homes nationwide underwent retrofits to use less energy. This month represents the largest number of homes ever upgraded - or "weatherized" - in a single month. Through the Recovery Act, more

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Home Energy Saver  

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Team Team Founder and Project Leader - Evan Mills CORE TEAM Senior Engineer: Strategy and Deployment - Norm Bourassa Senior Engineer: Energy and Modeling - Leo Rainer Technical and Policy Advisor - Rich Brown Energy Analysis and Simulation Validation Advisor - Danny Parker Research and User Support - Greg Homan Usability - Kath Straub User Interface Programming - Sondra Jarvis Graphic Design and Art Direction - Anthony Ma, Eyespeak, and Karen Fojas Lee Project Manager - Chris Havstad CONTRIBUTORS Modeling Heating/cooling simulation - Jeff Warner Miscellaneous equipment - Marla Sanchez Water heating - Jim Lutz Ducts - Iain Walker Electricity tariffs - Chris Bolduc, Richard White, Katie Coughlin Data Weather data - Joe Huang, Steve Konopacki, Robin Mitchell Zip-code-to-weather-tape correlation - Jesse Cohen

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ENERGY STAR Homes Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ENERGY STAR Homes Program ENERGY STAR Homes Program ENERGY STAR Homes Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Maximum Rebate Single-Family: $26,000 per unit Multiple Single-Family (townhomes): $17,000 per unit Multi-Family Buildings: $12,000 per unit Program Info Funding Source New Jersey Societal Benefits Charge (public benefits fund) State New Jersey Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies by efficiency level and type of residence Provider New Jersey Clean Energy Program : Note: The Smart Growth requirement for incentive eligibility has been removed in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, for projects enrolled from

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Home Energy Saver  

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Glossary Glossary Heating, Ventilation and Cooling Terminology System Capacity System capacity is a measurement of the total amount of heat or cooling the furnace, heat pump or air conditioner can produce in one hour. This amount is reported in Btu/hr on the nameplate of the equipment. Btu Btu, short for British Thermal Unit is a unit of heat energy. One Btu is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one pound of water 1°F. To get a rough idea of how much heat energy this is, the heat given off by burning one wooden kitchen match is approximately one Btu. AFUE The AFUE, or Annualized Fuel Utilization Efficiency, is the ratio of the total useful heat the gas furnace delivers to the house to the heat value of the fuel it consumes. Heat Pump A heat pump is basically an air conditioner with a reversible valve

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Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) April 2, 2012 - 5:25pm Addthis Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup (Text Version) Below is the text version for the Home Energy Checkup 101 video. The video opens with "Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup." A computer-generated image shows money flying out of the windows of a house. In any season, a leaky home costs money. How do you stop it? It starts with a comprehensive home energy checkup. The video switches to a shot of an inspector walking through a house and doing various tasks: reading an infrared gage, putting on a mask, checking the insulation, checking wiring in the attic, checking lighting fixtures. That's a series of tests and inspections to find out where your house could

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Kansas City Power & Light- ENERGY STAR New Homes Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) offers rebates to residential customers towards the cost of an ENERGY STAR Home Energy Assessment and a portion of the installed efficiency improvements....

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Kansas City Power & Light- Home Performance with ENERGY STAR  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) offers rebates to residential customers towards the cost of an ENERGY STAR Home Energy Assessment and a portion of the installed efficiency improvements....

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home November 9, 2010 - 2:27pm Addthis Acting Under Secretary Cathy Zoi talks about the new Home Energy Score pilot program. Dr. Kathleen Hogan Dr. Kathleen Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency You may know the miles per gallon your car gets, but have you ever wanted to know the miles per gallon your home gets? Today, Vice President Biden and Secretary Chu launched the Home Energy Score program to help consumers save money by saving energy. The program is kicking off in ten pilot locations across the nation. The Home Energy Score is like a miles per gallon rating - but for your home. It summarizes a home's energy performance on a simple 10-point

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring "MPG" For Your Home November 9, 2010 - 2:27pm Addthis Acting Under Secretary Cathy Zoi talks about the new Home Energy Score pilot program. Dr. Kathleen Hogan Dr. Kathleen Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency You may know the miles per gallon your car gets, but have you ever wanted to know the miles per gallon your home gets? Today, Vice President Biden and Secretary Chu launched the Home Energy Score program to help consumers save money by saving energy. The program is kicking off in ten pilot locations across the nation. The Home Energy Score is like a miles per gallon rating - but for your home. It summarizes a home's energy performance on a simple 10-point

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home November 16, 2010 - 8:52am Addthis Dr. Kathleen Hogan Dr. Kathleen Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Editor's Note: Cross-posted from the Energy Blog. You may know the miles per gallon your car gets, but have you ever wanted to know the miles per gallon your home gets? Vice President Biden and Secretary Chu recently launched the Home Energy Score program to help consumers save money by saving energy. The program is kicking off in ten pilot locations across the nation. The Home Energy Score is like a miles per gallon rating - but for your home. It summarizes a home's energy performance on a simple 10-point scale - with a 10 for the top performers, or those that keep the home

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The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home The Home Energy Score: Measuring 'MPG' For Your Home November 16, 2010 - 8:52am Addthis Dr. Kathleen Hogan Dr. Kathleen Hogan Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Editor's Note: Cross-posted from the Energy Blog. You may know the miles per gallon your car gets, but have you ever wanted to know the miles per gallon your home gets? Vice President Biden and Secretary Chu recently launched the Home Energy Score program to help consumers save money by saving energy. The program is kicking off in ten pilot locations across the nation. The Home Energy Score is like a miles per gallon rating - but for your home. It summarizes a home's energy performance on a simple 10-point scale - with a 10 for the top performers, or those that keep the home

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Duke Energy (Electric)- Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Duke Energy encourages residential customers to buy energy-efficient homes through the utility's [http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_homes.hm_index Energy Star Homes Program], which awards a...

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Planning for Home Renewable Energy Systems | Department of Energy  

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for Home Renewable Energy Systems Planning for Home Renewable Energy Systems November 11, 2013 - 8:49pm Addthis Planning for a home renewable energy system is a process that...

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New Homes Incentive Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

based on number of energy efficient measures installed; can range from 250 to 4,400 Energy Trust's New Homes Program offers builders cash incentives for energy efficient...

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities >Table 7b Glossary U.S. Residential Housing Primary Energy Intensity

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities > Table 8b Glossary U.S. Residential Buildings Primary Energy Intensity

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Home Office and Electronics | Department of Energy  

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Home Office Efficient with ENERGY STAR. Laptops are far more efficient than desktop computers, especially ENERGY STAR qualified models. Use Smart Power Strips to Save Energy. 2...

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Home Energy Loan Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for Energy and Environment Financial Resources. It offers low interest loans to homeowners who want to make energy improvements to their properties. Eligible improvements...

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

November 9, 2010 November 9, 2010 Cathy Zoi on the new Home Energy Score pilot program March 12, 2009 Obama-Biden Administration Announces More Than $122.3 Million in Weatherization Funding and Energy Efficiency Grants for Louisiana Part of nearly $8 billion in Recovery Act funding for energy efficiency efforts nationwide that will create 100,000 jobs and cut energy bills for families October 29, 2010 Geek-Up[10.29.2010]: The Halloween Special Find out what Ghostbusters do in their free time, why witches are trailblazers in clean energy transit and how you can identify and slay the energy vampires that may be lurking in your home. November 8, 2010 Eldred French had the basement in his home (pictured above) insulated and sealed by local contractors. | Photo Courtesy of NWWVT

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Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy  

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Home Energy Home Energy Workers to someone by E-mail Share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project: Benefits for Home Energy Workers on Facebook Tweet about Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project: Benefits for Home Energy Workers on Twitter Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project: Benefits for Home Energy Workers on Google Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project: Benefits for Home Energy Workers on Delicious Rank Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project: Benefits for Home Energy Workers on Digg

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Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, and Manufacturing Buildings Homes Advanced Manufacturing Government Energy Management Buildings...

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Socially intelligent interfaces for increased energy awareness in the home  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes how home appliances might be enhanced to improve user awareness of energy usage. Households wish to lead comfortable and manageable lives. Balancing this reasonable desire with the environmental and political goal of reducing electricity ... Keywords: connected artifacts, distributed applications, domestic energy usage, micro level load-balancing, physical programming, smart homes

Jussi Karlgren; Lennart E. Fahln; Anders Wallberg; Pr Hansson; Olov Sthl; Jonas Sderberg; Karl-Petter kesson

2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits June 24, 2013 - 4:27pm Addthis Conduct a home energy audit yourself and prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades. Conduct a home energy audit yourself and prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades. What does this mean for me? A simple do-it-yourself walk-through can help you pinpoint where energy is being wasted in your home and help you set your energy priorities A professional energy audit will provide a more thorough assessment of your home's energy use and potential areas where you can save You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment While a professional home energy audit is the best way to determine where your home is losing energy and where you can save, you can conduct your own

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Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits June 24, 2013 - 4:27pm Addthis Conduct a home energy audit yourself and prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades. Conduct a home energy audit yourself and prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades. What does this mean for me? A simple do-it-yourself walk-through can help you pinpoint where energy is being wasted in your home and help you set your energy priorities A professional energy audit will provide a more thorough assessment of your home's energy use and potential areas where you can save You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment While a professional home energy audit is the best way to determine where your home is losing energy and where you can save, you can conduct your own

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Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits June 24, 2013 - 4:27pm Addthis Conduct a home energy audit yourself and prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades. Conduct a home energy audit yourself and prioritize your energy efficiency upgrades. What does this mean for me? A simple do-it-yourself walk-through can help you pinpoint where energy is being wasted in your home and help you set your energy priorities A professional energy audit will provide a more thorough assessment of your home's energy use and potential areas where you can save You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment While a professional home energy audit is the best way to determine where your home is losing energy and where you can save, you can conduct your own

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Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Checkup Home Energy Checkup Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup Addthis Below is the text version for the Home Energy Checkup 101 video. The video opens with "Energy 101: Home Energy Checkup." A computer-generated image shows money flying out of the windows of a house. In any season, a leaky home costs money. How do you stop it? It starts with a comprehensive home energy checkup. The video switches to a shot of an inspector walking through a house and doing various tasks: reading an infrared gage, putting on a mask, checking the insulation, checking wiring in the attic, checking lighting fixtures. That's a series of tests and inspections to find out where your house could be more efficient. The end goal is to save energy, save money, and make your house more

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DOE Challenge Home Resources | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Resources Resources DOE Challenge Home Resources DOE Challenge Home provides resources for successfully building and selling net zero-energy ready homes in today's market. DOE Challenge Home Training & Events DOE Challenge Home Technical Resources DOE Challenge Home Training Orientation Webinar (video, text version, presentation slides) Gaining Recognition as a Leader webinar (text version) Zero Net-Energy Ready Homes Design Options for Locating Ducts within Conditioned Space DOE Challenge Home Builder Profiles Learn more about DOE Challenge Home Builders on their individual profiles, look up their case studies in the Building America Program Publication and Product Library, or search the Building America Solution Center. DOE Challenge Home Sales and Marketing A Symbol of Excellence Consumer Brochure

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Building Energy Model Development for Retrofit Homes  

SciTech Connect

Based on previous research conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Florida Solar Energy Center providing technical assistance to implement 22 deep energy retrofits across the nation, 6 homes were selected in Florida and Texas for detailed post-retrofit energy modeling to assess realized energy savings (Chandra et al, 2012). However, assessing realized savings can be difficult for some homes where pre-retrofit occupancy and energy performance are unknown. Initially, savings had been estimated using a HERS Index comparison for these homes. However, this does not account for confounding factors such as occupancy and weather. This research addresses a method to more reliably assess energy savings achieved in deep energy retrofits for which pre-retrofit utility bills or occupancy information in not available. A metered home, Riverdale, was selected as a test case for development of a modeling procedure to account occupancy and weather factors, potentially creating more accurate estimates of energy savings. This true up procedure was developed using Energy Gauge USA software and post-retrofit homeowner information and utility bills. The 12 step process adjusts the post-retrofit modeling results to correlate with post-retrofit utility bills and known occupancy information. The trued post retrofit model is then used to estimate pre-retrofit energy consumption by changing the building efficiency characteristics to reflect the pre-retrofit condition, but keeping all weather and occupancy-related factors the same. This creates a pre-retrofit model that is more comparable to the post-retrofit energy use profile and can improve energy savings estimates. For this test case, a home for which pre- and post- retrofit utility bills were available was selected for comparison and assessment of the accuracy of the true up procedure. Based on the current method, this procedure is quite time intensive. However, streamlined processing spreadsheets or incorporation into existing software tools would improve the efficiency of the process. Retrofit activity appears to be gaining market share, and this would be a potentially valuable capability with relevance to marketing, program management, and retrofit success metrics.

Chasar, David; McIlvaine, Janet; Blanchard, Jeremy; Widder, Sarah H.; Baechler, Michael C.

2012-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Nailing down home energy savings  

SciTech Connect

Investments in energy efficiency in the home, leading to the term Energy Mortgage Value (EMV) are discussed. Uses of EMV are considered as well as the basis of its actual value which includes: (1) the interest rate on the investment; (2) the term of the loan; and (3) the estimated monthly energy savings from the investment. Calculation of EMV is illustrated. As an example, a $38/month energy savings on a home amortized over 30 years at 15% would yield an EMV of $3000, the amount to be added to the appraised value of the house. The uses of EMV for profit building by builders is illustrated as well as its use as a design tool to show ceiling investment levels for any degree of energy efficiency desired. Reasons for disclosing the EMV value to the mortgage finance community are discussed as well as uses of EMV by lenders. It is concluded that the use of EMV can be of value to the builder, the lender, the appraiser, and the buyer. (MJJ)

Foute, S.J.

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits August 15, 2013 - 3:19pm Addthis New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a...

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Federal Energy Management Program: Home Energy Checklist  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Home Energy Checklist Home Energy Checklist This checklist outlines actions that conserve energy within homes. Today Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120°F). You'll save energy and avoid scalding your hands. Check if your water heater has an insulating blanket. An insulating blanket will pay for itself in one year or less! Heating can account for almost half of the average family's winter energy bill. Make sure your furnace or heat pump receives professional maintenance each year. And look for the ENERGY STAR® label when replacing your system. Review additional strategies to reduce your water heating bills. Water heating can account for 14%-25% of the energy consumed in your home. Survey your incandescent lights for opportunities to replace them with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) or light-emitting diodes (LEDs). CFLs can save three-quarters of the electricity used by incandescents. The best targets are 60-100 W bulbs used several hours a day.

250

Home Energy Score Update Webinar Slides  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

eere.energy.gov eere.energy.gov Home Energy Score Webinar Joan Glickman November 17, 2010 $ SAVINGS JOBS JOBS 2 eere.energy.gov Recovery thru Retrofit: Identified 3 Major Market Barriers Consumer Information Consumers do not have access to straightforward and reliable information. Financing Homeowners need access to financing to pursue investments in energy efficiency. Worker Certification & Training Consumers and industry want access to consistent workforce standards and a national certification. 3 eere.energy.gov Helping Address the Information Barrier: Home Energy Score What is it? - Standard method for quickly assessing a a home's major energy systems and envelope - Allows comparison between homes regardless of location in U.S.

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities >Table 7a Glossary U.S. Residential Housing Primary Page Last Revised: July 2009

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Glossary Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency > Residential Buildings Energy Intensities > Table 4 Total Square Feet of U.S. Housing Units

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Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Home > Households, Buildings & Industry > Energy Efficiency Page > Energy Intensities > Table 5c Glossary U.S. Residential Housing Site Page Last Revised: July 2009

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Energy Saver 101: Home Heating | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Saver 101: Home Heating Energy Saver 101: Home Heating Energy Saver 101: Home Heating Space heating is likely the largest energy expense in your home, accounting for about 45 percent of the average American family's energy bills. That means making smart decisions about your home's heating system can have a big impact on your energy bills. Our Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out everything you need to know about home heating -- from how heating systems work and the different types on the market to what to look for when replacing your system and proper maintenance. Download individual sections of the infographic or a high resolution version now. homeHeating.pdf homeHeating_slide-01.png homeHeating_slide-02.png homeHeating_slide-03.png homeHeating_slide-04.png homeHeating_slide-05.png

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Take Action to Save Energy at Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Buildings » Take Action to Save Energy at Home Residential Buildings » Take Action to Save Energy at Home Take Action to Save Energy at Home Whether you're a home builder or remodeling professional, a homeowner, home buyer, or renter, a state and local government, or a utility, the Buildings Technology Program and the Department of Energy (DOE) have resources to help you take action to save energy. Building or Buying a New Home DOE's Challenge Home helps home buyers find builders who are committed to applying building science and new technologies to create high performance homes. Home builders who want to be recognized for building high performance homes can find out what it takes to participate in DOE's Challenge Home and sign up today. Building America best practice guides and case studies for home builders

256

Homes News | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

News News Homes News RSS October 4, 2011 Department of Energy Announces First Entry for Market- Driven High-Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioners Challenge DOE announces that it has received the first official submission by a manufacturer to a voluntary challenge for a new generation of high-efficiency cost-effective air conditioners for commercial buildings. September 22, 2011 University Teams to Showcase Affordable, Energy Efficient Living in U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Global Competition Begins at National Mall's West Potomac Park September 13, 2011 DOE Awards More Than $30 Million to Help Universities Train the Next Generation of Industrial Energy Efficiency Experts Secretary Steven Chu announces more than $30 million for 24 universities in

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Satilla REMC - HomePlus Loan Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Satilla REMC - HomePlus Loan Program Satilla REMC - HomePlus Loan Program Satilla REMC - HomePlus Loan Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Heat Pumps Heating Program Info State Georgia Program Type Utility Loan Program Rebate Amount Loans $500 - $3,000 at 7.9% APR up to 24 months Loans $3,001 - $7,500 at 7.9% APR, 25 - 60 months Loans $7,502 - $25,000 at 6.5% APR, 61 - 84 months Provider Satilla Rural Electric Membership Corporation Satilla Rural Electric Member Corporation offers the HomePlus Loan Program to members to install energy efficient improvements in their homes. Members can receive financing for improvements in areas such as heating and

258

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - Webinar Slides  

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Existing Homes Efficiency - If You Want BetterBuildings - Go with HPwES Home Performance with ENERGY STAR August 5, 2010 Chandler von Schrader, EPA Casey Murphy, ICF Int'l Matthew...

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Financing Energy-Efficient Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Financing Energy-Efficient Homes Financing Energy-Efficient Homes Financing Energy-Efficient Homes April 13, 2012 - 11:54am Addthis Financing Energy-Efficient Homes What does this mean for me? You can benefit from energy-efficient financing whether you're buying, selling, refinancing, or remodeling a home. If you're shopping for an energy-efficient home, an energy-efficient mortgage (EEM) can help you qualify for a more expensive home. You can benefit from energy-efficient financing whether you're buying, selling, refinancing, or remodeling a home. If you're shopping for an energy-efficient home, an energy-efficient mortgage (EEM) can help you qualify for a more expensive home. The EEM takes into account lower utility costs, so you can afford a slightly larger mortgage payment. Energy-Efficient Financing Programs

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Financing Energy-Efficient Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Financing Energy-Efficient Homes Financing Energy-Efficient Homes Financing Energy-Efficient Homes April 13, 2012 - 11:54am Addthis Financing Energy-Efficient Homes What does this mean for me? You can benefit from energy-efficient financing whether you're buying, selling, refinancing, or remodeling a home. If you're shopping for an energy-efficient home, an energy-efficient mortgage (EEM) can help you qualify for a more expensive home. You can benefit from energy-efficient financing whether you're buying, selling, refinancing, or remodeling a home. If you're shopping for an energy-efficient home, an energy-efficient mortgage (EEM) can help you qualify for a more expensive home. The EEM takes into account lower utility costs, so you can afford a slightly larger mortgage payment. Energy-Efficient Financing Programs

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261

Energy Saver 101: Home Heating | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Energy Saver 101: Home Heating Energy Saver 101: Home Heating Space heating is likely the largest energy expense in your home, accounting for about 45 percent of the average American family's energy bills. That means making smart decisions about your home's heating system can have a big impact on your energy bills. Our Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out everything you need to know about home heating -- from how heating systems work and the different types on the market to what to look for when replacing your system and proper maintenance. Download individual sections of the infographic or a high resolution version now. homeHeating.pdf homeHeating_slide-01.png homeHeating_slide-02.png homeHeating_slide-03.png homeHeating_slide-04.png homeHeating_slide-05.png

262

Home Design & Remodeling | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Design & Remodeling Design & Remodeling Home Design & Remodeling Ultra-Efficient Home Design An ultra-efficient home can be designed and built to produce as much energy as it uses -- or even more! Read more Passive Solar Home Design Passive solar design takes advantage of a building's site, climate, and materials to minimize energy use. Read more Whole-House Systems Approach A whole-house systems approach considers the house as an energy system with interdependent parts, each of which affects the performance of the entire system. This approach helps homeowners, architects, and builders develop successful strategies for optimizing home energy efficiency. Read more Investing in your home's energy efficiency when designing a new home or remodeling an existing one can help you save energy and money in the long

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Western Riverside Council of Governments - Home Energy Renovation...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Western Riverside Council of Governments - Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Financing Program (California) Western Riverside Council of Governments - Home Energy...

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Columbia Water & Light - New Home Energy Star Rebate | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

New Home Energy Star Rebate Columbia Water & Light - New Home Energy Star Rebate Eligibility Construction Residential Savings For Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction...

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Columbia Water & Light - Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates Columbia Water & Light - Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates Eligibility Residential Savings For Home Weatherization Commercial...

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Randolph EMC - Energy Efficient Home Discount Program | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Randolph EMC - Energy Efficient Home Discount Program Randolph EMC - Energy Efficient Home Discount Program Eligibility Residential Savings For Home Weatherization Commercial...

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Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Gas) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Other Ventilation Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Connecticut Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Customer Service The Energy Efficiency Fund, funded by Connecticut's public benefits charge, provides home energy efficiency rebate programs to customers of The Connecticut Light and Power Company and The United Illuminating Company, Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Yankeegas customers. The Home Energy Solutions Program provides weatherization assistance to any

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Solar Energy Home | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Home Home Jump to: navigation, search Name Solar Energy Home Address 28 Church Road Place London, United Kingdom Sector Solar Product Solar energy systems and equipment Phone number +44 (0) 208 252 3313 Website http://www.solarenergyhome.co. Coordinates 51.5430351°, -0.2540513° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":51.5430351,"lon":-0.2540513,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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High Energy-Efficiency Retrofits to Baltimore's Row Homes  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the research project is to develop high-perfommnce, energy-eflicient retrofits of existing row homes in Baltimore, Maryland. These efficiency enhancements are to optimize building envelope improvements, mechanical equipment improvements and operational improvements to the highest cost-effective level. Furthermore, this project is to investigate and demonstrate the impact of high-performance energy-efficiency retrofit improvements on row homes in the Historic East area of Baltimore. Three homes awaiting renovation are planned to receive building envelope, mechanical system, and electrical system improvements that will improve their energy petiormance. An incremental additional cost ceiling of $4000 for the energy eftlciency improvements, beyond those normally installed, has been set by the project.

Chalk, J.; Johnson, A.L.; Lipscomb, L.; Wendt, R.

1999-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Performance with Energy Star (WPS Customers Only) | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Performance with Energy Star (WPS Customers Only) Performance with Energy Star (WPS Customers Only) Home Performance with Energy Star (WPS Customers Only) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Construction Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Program Info State Wisconsin Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount WPS doubles the existing Air Sealing, Attic Insulation, Exterior Wall Insulation, Sill Box Insulation, Interior Foundation Insulation: 33.3% of improvement costs up to $1,500 through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Total: 66% of improvement costs of up to $3,000 Assisted Home Performance Bonus: Additional 15% off, for a total of 90% off

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Energy 101: Home Energy Assessments | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Assessments Home Energy Assessments Energy 101: Home Energy Assessments October 15, 2010 - 10:07am Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Earlier this week, Secretary Chu responded to a number of your questions about home energy efficiency. During the course of that discussion, it became clear that many of you are looking for straightforward ways to identify potential energy savings around your home. The Secretary pointed out several online tools that can focus your efforts and help you make informed decisions. Ultimately though, nothing can fully replace an in-depth assessment conducted by a professional auditor. This week's Energy 101 breaks down what goes into a professional home energy assessment and how it can help you identify and address the ways

272

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet)...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, &...

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Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future June 7, 2011 - 10:57am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy...

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How to Save Energy, Money with Home Energy Upgrades | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

How to Save Energy, Money with Home Energy Upgrades How to Save Energy, Money with Home Energy Upgrades November 1, 2013 - 4:38pm Addthis Tammara Thayer thanks Steve Lemaire (left)...

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GreenHomes America | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

GreenHomes America GreenHomes America Jump to: navigation, search Name GreenHomes America Place Irvine, CA Website http://www.greenhomesamerica.c References Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting[1] Information About Partnership with NREL Partnership with NREL Yes Partnership Type Test & Evaluation Partner Partnering Center within NREL Electricity Resources & Building Systems Integration LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! GreenHomes America is a company located in Irvine, CA. References ↑ "Residential Energy Efficiency Stakeholders Meeting" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=GreenHomes_America&oldid=381716" Categories: Clean Energy Organizations Companies Organizations

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

46.3 Million in 46.3 Million in Weatherization Funding and Energy Efficiency Grants for Alaska Part of nearly $8 billion in Recovery Act funding for energy efficiency efforts nationwide that will create 100,000 jobs and cut energy bills for families March 12, 2009 Obama-Biden Administration Announces More Than $127.3 Million in Weatherization Funding and Energy Efficiency Grants for Alabama Part of nearly $8 billion in Recovery Act funding for energy efficiency efforts nationwide that will create 100,000 jobs and cut energy bills for families September 23, 2008 Six Places to Find Help with Your Energy Costs Read about six resources that can help you save energy and money in your home. September 16, 2008 Two Stories of Successful Energy Audits Energy audits -- a first-hand look at how they can help your family save

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Home Energy Score Update (text version) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Update (text version) Update (text version) Home Energy Score Update (text version) Below is a text version of the Webinar titled "Home Energy Score Update," originally presented on November 17, 2010. In addition to this text version of the audio, you can access the presentation slides and a recording of the Webinar (WMV 58 MB). Joan Glickman: We'll get through as many as we can in the next half an hour. [Next Slide] So as many of you probably know, this all started through the Recovery Through Retrofit effort which was initiated by the Middle Class Task Force out of the Office of the Vice President. That task force identified three major barriers standing in the way to greater use of and investment in home energy improvements around the country. And what they identified as the

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PNM - Energy Star Home Builder Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PNM - Energy Star Home Builder Rebate Program PNM - Energy Star Home Builder Rebate Program PNM - Energy Star Home Builder Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Construction Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info Expiration Date 12/31/2012 State New Mexico Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Star for Homes Version 2.5: $750/home Provider PNM PNM is offering home builders a rebate for each Energy Star-qualified home they build in PNM service areas. Every Energy Star-qualified home must include effective insulation and air sealing, high performance windows, doors and skylights, tight construction and ducts, and independent testing and inspection. The builder must arrange for a qualified Home Energy Rater

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Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals  

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Guidelines for Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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Builder Brings Tradition to Efficient Home Upgrades | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Builder Brings Tradition to Efficient Home Upgrades Builder Brings Tradition to Efficient Home Upgrades Builder Brings Tradition to Efficient Home Upgrades October 15, 2009 - 5:51pm Addthis Joshua DeLung When Tom Wade's grandfather started building single-family homes, he may not have imagined how far his grandson would take the practice. Tom's father followed in the family footsteps and founded Artistic Homes in Albuquerque, N.M., in the mid-1980s. Now, Tom has led the company from simply building quality, affordable homes to innovating ones that are highly energy-efficient. "My grandfather would absolutely love what we're doing today because he had an incredible passion for - and an interest in - craftsmanship and improving the product, which in this case is the home," Tom says. "The fact that we're using science and technology is something he would

Note: This page contains sample records for the topic "home energy improvements" from the National Library of EnergyBeta (NLEBeta).
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they are not comprehensive nor are they the most current set.
We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
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Assisted Home Performance Grants | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Assisted Home Performance Grants Assisted Home Performance Grants Assisted Home Performance Grants < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Commercial Lighting Lighting Cooling Water Heating Maximum Rebate Single-family: $5,000 Multi-family (2-4 units): $10,000 per building Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) State New York Program Type State Grant Program Rebate Amount 50% of costs Provider New York State Energy Research and Development Authority The Assisted Home Performance Program provides grants to low-income home owners in 1-4 family buildings for up to 50% of costs for energy efficient

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Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs Energy Efficiency Fund (Electric) - Home Energy Solutions and Performance Programs < Back Eligibility Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Ventilation Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Fund State Connecticut Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies Provider Customer Service The Energy Efficiency Fund, funded by Connecticut's public benefits charge, provides home energy efficiency rebate programs to customers of The

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Tips: Your Home's Energy Use | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Your Home's Energy Use Your Home's Energy Use Tips: Your Home's Energy Use August 24, 2012 - 12:37pm Addthis Tips: Your Home's Energy Use What does this mean for me? An energy assessment will help you pinpoint where you are losing energy The findings from an assessment will help you set your energy priorities You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment How does it work? You can conduct your own do-it-yourself energy assessment or hire a professional. A professional energy auditor runs a series of tests to determine where your home is losing energy. Watch the Energy 101 video to learn more. A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways

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Tips: Your Home's Energy Use | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Tips: Your Home's Energy Use Tips: Your Home's Energy Use Tips: Your Home's Energy Use August 24, 2012 - 12:37pm Addthis Tips: Your Home's Energy Use What does this mean for me? An energy assessment will help you pinpoint where you are losing energy The findings from an assessment will help you set your energy priorities You can save 5%-30% on your energy bill by making upgrades following a home energy assessment How does it work? You can conduct your own do-it-yourself energy assessment or hire a professional. A professional energy auditor runs a series of tests to determine where your home is losing energy. Watch the Energy 101 video to learn more. A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Organizations to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score: Information for Interested Organizations on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies...

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Home Energy Professional Certifications (Fact Sheet), Guidelines...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

upgrade? * How can employers ensure that they are hiring indviduals who can complete home energy upgrades in a complete and efficient manner? * How do consumershomeowners confirm...

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Home Energy Saver Web Site Documentation ...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Documentation of Calculation Methodology, Input Data, and Infrastructure for the Home Energy Saver Web Site Margaret J. Pinckard, Richard E. Brown, Evan Mills, James D. Lutz,...

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Home Performance with Energy Star Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Loan Program Loan Program Rebate Amount Energy Savings From 10% - 19.99%: $2,000 and 0% loan up to $5,000 where utility loans are not available (single-family); $500/unit (multi-family) Energy Savings From 20% - 24.99%: $4,000 and 0% loan up to $10,000 where utility loans are not available (single-family); $1,000 per unit (multi-family) Energy Savings Greater than 25%: $5,000 and 0% interest loan up to $10,000 where utility loans are not available (single family); $1,500 per unit (multi-family) Provider c/o Honeywell The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) offers a Home Performance with Energy Star Program for residents that want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The program is set up to provide incentives that lower the ultimate cost to consumers for the installation of energy

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Home Performance with Energy Star Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rebate Program Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Savings From 10% - 19.99%: $2,000 and 0% loan up to $5,000 where utility loans are not available (single-family); $500/unit (multi-family) Energy Savings From 20% - 24.99%: $4,000 and 0% loan up to $10,000 where utility loans are not available (single-family); $1,000 per unit (multi-family) Energy Savings Greater than 25%: $5,000 and 0% interest loan up to $10,000 where utility loans are not available (single family); $1,500 per unit (multi-family) Provider c/o Honeywell The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJ BPU) offers a Home Performance with Energy Star Program for residents that want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The program is set up to provide incentives that lower the ultimate cost to consumers for the installation of energy

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America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save Energy and Money America's Home Energy Education Challenge: Teaching Kids to Save Energy and Money October 22, 2013...

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Research Toward Zero Energy Homes  

SciTech Connect

This final report was compiled from the detailed annual reports that were submitted for efforts in 2008 and 2009, and from individual task reports from 2010. Reports, case studies, and presentations derived from this work are available through the Building America website. The BIRA team is led by ConSol, a leading provider of energy solutions for builders since 1983. In partnership with over fifty builders, developers, architects, manufactures, researchers, utilities, and agencies, research work was performed in California, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, and Hawaii and five (5) climate regions (Hot-Dry, Marine, Hot-Humid, Cold, and Hot/Mixed Dry). In addition to research work, the team provided technical assistance to our partners whose interests span the entire building process. During the three year budget period, the BIRA team performed analyses of several emerging technologies, prototype homes, and high performance communities through detailed computer simulations and extensive field monitoring to meet the required climate joule milestone targets.

Robert Hammon

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Masco Home Services/WellHome | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Masco Home ServicesWellHome Jump to: navigation, search Name Masco Home ServicesWellHome Place Taylor, MI Website http:www.mascohomeserviceswe References Masco Home Services...

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NREL Develops Method to Evaluate Accuracy of Home Energy Scoring...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

existing homes, NREL researchers boost the accuracy of the new software tool. Analysts, home energy rating providers, and home performance contractors commonly use analysis...

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Home and Building Technology Basics | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home and Building Technology Basics Home and Building Technology Basics Homes and other buildings use energy every day for space heating and cooling, for lighting and hot water,...

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On The Design and Implementation of a Home Energy Management System  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

energy management at home is key and an integral part of the future Smart Grid. In this paper, we present the key issues of home energy management in Smart Grid: a holistic management solution, improved device energy management and show the results in simulation studies. Index Terms--smart grid, home energy

Boutaba, Raouf

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New Homes Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

New Homes Program New Homes Program New Homes Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info Start Date 07/01/2012 State Wisconsin Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies based on efficiency level Provider Focus on Energy Focus on Energy's New Homes Program certifies homes that are built more efficient than the current [http://dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=WI13R&re=0&ee=0 Wisconsin Building Code]. Incentives are available depending on the level of efficiency that the new home achieves, and are claimed by the builder or the homeowner that serves as the general contractor and holds the permits.

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Energy Efficiency in Log Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficiency in Log Homes Energy Efficiency in Log Homes Energy Efficiency in Log Homes April 13, 2012 - 11:29am Addthis Consider energy efficiency when designing or purchasing a log home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/tinabelle Consider energy efficiency when designing or purchasing a log home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/tinabelle What does this mean for me? Before designing or purchasing a log home, you should consider several factors related to energy efficiency. Log homes may be site-built or pre-cut in a factory for delivery to the site. Some log home manufacturers can also customize their designs. Before designing or purchasing a manufactured log home, you should consider several factors related to energy efficiency. The R-Value of Wood A material's thermal resistance or resistance to heat flow is measured by

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Energy Efficiency in Log Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficiency in Log Homes Energy Efficiency in Log Homes Energy Efficiency in Log Homes April 13, 2012 - 11:29am Addthis Consider energy efficiency when designing or purchasing a log home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/tinabelle Consider energy efficiency when designing or purchasing a log home. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/tinabelle What does this mean for me? Before designing or purchasing a log home, you should consider several factors related to energy efficiency. Log homes may be site-built or pre-cut in a factory for delivery to the site. Some log home manufacturers can also customize their designs. Before designing or purchasing a manufactured log home, you should consider several factors related to energy efficiency. The R-Value of Wood A material's thermal resistance or resistance to heat flow is measured by

299

EPA_T1542_SECTOR_ResHomeImprv  

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to improve energy efficiency at home: > ENERGY STAR's Home Energy Yardstick > The DIY Guide to ENERGY STAR Home Sealing > ENERGY STAR's Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating and...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Performance with ENERGY STAR  

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Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next...

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While these samples are representative of the content of NLEBeta,
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301

Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic  

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Neighborhood Program Challenge Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Technology Research, Standards, & Codes Popular Residential Links Success Stories Previous Next...

302

Review of Selected Home Energy Auditing Tools  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

REVIEW OF SELECTED HOME REVIEW OF SELECTED HOME ENERGY AUDITING TOOLS In Support of the Development of a National Building Performance Assessment and Rating Program Prepared for: The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Prepared by: SENTECH, Inc. (now part of SRA International, Inc.) November 2, 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ....................................................................................................... 2 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .......................................................................................... 3 2. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 4 3. ENERGY AUDIT TOOL TYPES ................................................................................. 5

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Home Energy Score Pilot Summaries | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Score Pilot Summaries Home Energy Score Pilot Summaries Home Energy Score Pilot Summaries The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) partnered with counties, utilities, and non-profit organizations ("Pilots") across the country to test and evaluate the Home Energy Score from November 2010 through July 2011. Through these Pilots, DOE tested a wide range of issues associated with the program and the associated software, the Home Energy Scoring Tool, including: How homeowners responded to the Home Energy Score and process Training of the home energy assessors and reaction to the Scoring Tool Methods to conduct Quality Assurance Climatic sensitivity of the Home Energy Scoring Tool The Pilots were spread out across varied climates, represented most U.S. regions, and included both urban and rural communities. DOE and the Pilots

304

Developing Energy Efficiency Packages for ENERGY STAR New Homes  

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Developing Energy Efficiency Packages for ENERGY STAR New Homes Developing Energy Efficiency Packages for ENERGY STAR New Homes Speaker(s): Rich Brown Date: July 23, 1998 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3148 The Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Homes program promotes the construction of new homes that consume at least 30% less energy than homes meeting the 1993 Model Energy Code. Thus far, builders participating in the program have needed an individual Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating for each house certified under the program. Tract-home builders have been reluctant to participate in the program, however, because of the time and cost of HERS ratings, as well as the uncertainty about precisely what measures their homes will need to meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines. To make it easier for large production builders

305

Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR Massachusetts New Homes with ENERGY STAR < Back Eligibility Construction Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Maximum Rebate $8,000 Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Fund (Public Benefits Fund) Expiration Date 12/2013 State Massachusetts Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Varies depending on type of housing (single or multi-family) and level achieved Provider ICF International Program Incentives may change in 2013; contact the program administrators to confirm. In Massachusetts, home builders constructing new homes in territories of sponsoring utilities and energy efficiency service providers* can receive

306

Financing Energy-Efficient Homes | Department of Energy  

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heaters. | Chart credit ENERGY STAR Estimating the Cost and Energy Efficiency of a Solar Water Heater Financing Energy-Efficient Homes Tips: Passive Solar Heating and Cooling...

307

Energy Savers Tips on Saving Energy& Money at Home  

SciTech Connect

Provides consumers with home energy and money savings tips such as insulation, weatherization, heating, cooling, water heating, energy efficient windows, landscaping, lighting, and energy efficient appliances

Not Available

2003-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Money Starts at Home Money Starts at Home Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home July 28, 2010 - 2:28pm Addthis Kevin Brosnahan What does this mean for me? The first step to getting your home drastically more energy efficient is by getting a professionally conducted home energy audit. Energysavers.gov has tons of facts on keeping your home energy efficient. Every year, the typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 on home utility bills. Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted - and subsequently, families are spending their hard-earned dollars on that wasted energy. For many low-income Americans, these energy bills absorb quite a significant amount of family income. The good news is that there are easy, no-cost or low-cost projects that you can do in one day to save energy and money at home. One of the best

309

Progress Energy Carolinas- Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Progress Energy Carolinas (PEC) offers an incentive to residential customers for purchasing or building new energy efficient homes. To qualify the home must meet the standards of the US...

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Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home Saving Energy and Money Starts at Home July 28, 2010 - 2:28pm Addthis Kevin Brosnahan What does this mean for me? The first step to getting...

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Energy Efficiency: Helping Home Owners and Businesses Understand...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Efficiency: Helping Home Owners and Businesses Understand Energy Usage Energy Efficiency: Helping Home Owners and Businesses Understand Energy Usage November 7, 2013 - 3:55pm...

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Passive Solar Home Design | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Passive Solar Home Design Passive Solar Home Design Passive Solar Home Design June 24, 2013 - 7:18pm Addthis This North Carolina home gets most of its space heating from the passive solar design, but the solar thermal system (top of roof) supplies both domestic hot water and a secondary radiant floor heating system. | Photo courtesy of Jim Schmid Photography. This North Carolina home gets most of its space heating from the passive solar design, but the solar thermal system (top of roof) supplies both domestic hot water and a secondary radiant floor heating system. | Photo courtesy of Jim Schmid Photography. What does this mean for me? A passive solar home means a comfortable home that gets at least part of its heating, cooling, and lighting energy from the sun. How does it work?

313

Minimizing intrusiveness in home energy measurement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The expanding deployment of renewable energy sources as well as the widespread deployment of smart meters enables and encourages demand management in homes. Like smart meters, most solar or other renewable deployments allow homeowners to carefully monitor ... Keywords: energy, sustainability

David Lachut; Simon Piel; Lazeeb Choudhury; Yucheng Xiong; Sami Rollins; Kevin Moran; Nilanjan Banerjee

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

EERE: Federal Energy Management Program Home Page  

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Program Site Map Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Federal Energy Management Program Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Federal Energy Management...

315

What's new in our home energy use?  

Reports and Publications (EIA)

The 2009 RECS collected home energy characteristics data from over 12,000 U.S. households. This report highlights findings from the survey, with details presented in the Household Energy Characteristics tables.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

316

Be SMART Home Efficiency Rebate Program (Maryland) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Rebate Program (Maryland) Rebate Program (Maryland) Be SMART Home Efficiency Rebate Program (Maryland) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heating Heat Pumps Water Heating Maximum Rebate Total: $4,250 Building Envelope Improvements: $2,000 Program Info State Maryland Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Audit: $300 (paid to contractor) Building Envelope Improvements: 50% of cost HVAC Equipment: varies by measure, $25 - $500 Water Heating: varies by measure, $25 - $350 Appliances: varies by measure, $75 - $150 Provider Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development '''''Note: This program is expiring. Homeowner rebate applications and

317

Moving Toward Zero Energy Homes: Zero Energy Home Powers Up in North Texas  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This fact sheet describes the first Zero Energy Home built in northern Texas. It describes the energy efficiency features and their advantages, and discusses details of its construction.

Not Available

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities March 21, 2011 - 6:34pm Addthis Roland Risser Roland Risser Program Director, Building Technologies Office What does this mean for me? The Better Buildings program awarded 41 recipients $508 million in federal grants to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The program aims to save Americans approximately $50 million annually and create or retain 30,000 jobs. Martha Stewart created an empire by inviting Americans into her home to show how one small improvement could dramatically transform a room or how tweaking an old recipe could surprise your palette. Martha Stewart, however, is not an engineer - so why would she take a personal interest in BetterBuildings, a U.S. Department of Energy program to reduce energy

319

Zero energy homes: Combining energy efficiency and solar energy technologies  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In a typical Florida house, air-conditioning accounts for about 35% of all the electricity the home uses. As the largest single source of energy consumption in Florida, a home's air-conditioning load represents the biggest energy challenge facing Florida residents. The Florida Solar Energy Center designed a project to meet this challenge. Two homes were built with the same floor plan on near-by lots. The difference was that one (the control home) conformed to local residential building practices, and the other (the Zero Energy home) was designed with energy efficiency in mind and a solar technology system on the roof. The homes were then monitored carefully for energy use. The projects designers were looked to answer two questions: (1) could a home in a climate such as central Florida be engineered and built so efficiently that a relatively small PV system would serve the majority of its cooling needs--and even some of its daytime electrical needs; and (2) would that home be as comfortable and appealing as the conventional model built alongside it? The answer was yes, even though it was conducted in the summer of 1998--one of the hottest summers on record in Florida.

NREL

2000-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

320

Save Energy at Home Tool | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Save Energy at Home Tool Save Energy at Home Tool Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Save Energy at Home Tool Focus Area: Buildings Topics: Opportunity Assessment & Screening Website: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_save_energy_at_home Equivalent URI: cleanenergysolutions.org/content/save-energy-home-tool Language: English Policies: "Deployment Programs,Regulations" is not in the list of possible values (Deployment Programs, Financial Incentives, Regulations) for this property. DeploymentPrograms: Training & Education Regulations: Appliance & Equipment Standards and Required Labeling This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tool assists with understanding where energy is typically consumed within a building and how

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321

The BigHorn Home Improvement Center; Silverthorne, Colorado  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The BigHorn Home Improvement Center in Silverthorne, Colorado, was designed using a whole-building approach, looking at the way that the building's site, windows, walls, floors, electrical, and mechanical systems could work together most efficiently. The center includes a hardware store and building materials warehouse space, and features a 9.0 kw photovoltaic system to provide an average of 25% of the building's electricity. The BigHorn Center is one of the nation's first commercial buildings to integrate daylighting and natural ventilation cooling systems into a retail space. It is expected to reduce energy costs by 62% compared to conventionally designed retail buildings.

Epstein, K.; Torcellini, P.

2001-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

322

NYSERDA - Energy Star Home Builders | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NYSERDA - Energy Star Home Builders NYSERDA - Energy Star Home Builders NYSERDA - Energy Star Home Builders < Back Eligibility Construction Installer/Contractor Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Maximum Rebate Cooperative Advertising Incentive: $5,000 (1-9 homes); $50,000 (10 - 49 homes); $100,000 (50+ homes) Other Incentives: determined by standardized incentive schedule Program Info Funding Source System Benefits Charge (SBC); Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS) Start Date 01/01/2012 Expiration Date 12/31/2015 State New York Program Type Industry Recruitment/Support Rebate Amount General Builder Home Incentive (BHI): $1,250 (upstate); $1,500 (downstate) Model Home: $3,000

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Home Energy Score: Frequently Asked Questions for Homeowners | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Homeowners Homeowners Home Energy Score: Frequently Asked Questions for Homeowners Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions for homeowners about the Home Energy Score, from basics such as what a Home Energy Score is, to how the Score is calculated and what you can expect from your Score. What is a Home Energy Score? Why should I get a Home Energy Score? What types of homes can get a Home Energy Score? How do I get a Home Energy Score? What does the Qualified Assessor look for during a Home Energy Score walk-through? How is the Home Energy Score calculated? Does a home with a poor (lower) Score always use more energy than a home with a better (higher) Score? Does the size of my home matter? Would my Score be the same in different parts of the country?

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4Home | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

4Home 4Home Jump to: navigation, search Name 4Home Place Sunnyvale, California Zip 94085 Sector Services Product California-based developer of home automation software and services. Coordinates 32.780338°, -96.547405° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.780338,"lon":-96.547405,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Definition: Home Area Network | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Area Network Area Network Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Home Area Network A communication network within the home of a residential electricity customer that allows transfer of information between electronic devices, including, but not limited to, in-home displays, computers, energy management devices, direct load control devices, distributed energy resources, and smart meters. Home area networks can be wired or wireless.[1] Related Terms electricity generation, distributed energy resource References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/home_area_network [[Ca LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. tegory: Smart Grid Definitionssustainability,smart grid,sustainability,smart grid, |Template:BASEPAGENAME]]sustainability,smart grid,sustainability,smart

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Climate VISION: Events - Energy Efficient Homes Worksho  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Energy Efficient Homes Workshop Energy Efficient Homes Workshop Objective: Discuss how, by working together, government and the private sector can transform the housing market so that builders construct and buyers demand cost-effective energy efficient designs and features in both new and existing homes. The following documents are available for download as Adobe PDF documents. Download Acrobat Reader AGENDA August 5, 2004 National Association of Home Builders 1201 15th Street, N.W., Washington, DC Hosted by NAHB and CEEP, Inc. 10:00 Opening (Context and Goals) & Introductions Larisa Dobriansky Kyle McSlarrow, Deputy Secretary, DOE Dennis Shea, Ass't. Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD Peter Garforth, Advisor, Owens-Corning (PDF 753 KB) Joyce Mason, Vice President, Marketing, Pardee Homes

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Interactive Graphic  

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Graphic The Home Energy Score is similar to a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating. The Home Energy Score allows homeowners to compare the energy performance of their homes to other...

328

Home Energy Saver Website Leads the Way to Savingstown | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Energy Saver Website Leads the Way to Savingstown Home Energy Saver Website Leads the Way to Savingstown November 28, 2012 - 11:18am Addthis Visit the Home Energy Saver...

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Home Energy Professional Certifications (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

As the weatherization and home energy upgrade industries expand and gain recognition, the need for a qualified workforce becomes more apparent. The certification component of the Guidelines project was designed to create meaningful and lasting careers for weatherization workers. Intended for experienced home energy professionals, the four new certifications focus on the most common jobs in the industry: energy auditor, retrofit installer technician, crew leader, and quality control inspector.

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2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

NREL Provides Guidance to Improve Air Mixing and Thermal Comfort in Homes (Fact Sheet), NREL Highlights, Research & Development, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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research determines optimal HVAC system design for research determines optimal HVAC system design for proper air mixing and thermal comfort in homes. As U.S. homes become more energy efficient, heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) systems will be downsized, and the air flow volumes required to meet heating and cooling loads may be too small to maintain uniform room air mixing-which can affect thermal comfort. Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) evalu- ated the performance of high sidewall air supply inlets and confirmed that these systems can achieve good air mixing and provide suitable comfort levels for occupants. Using computational fluid dynamics modeling, NREL scientists tested the performance of high sidewall supply air jets over a wide range of parameters including supply air tempera-

331

Center for Electrical Energy Storage Home  

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Electrical Energy Storage DOE Logo Electrical Energy Storage DOE Logo Focus Areas 3D Interface Architectures Dynamically Responsive Interfaces Control of Interfacial Processes Theory Search Argonne ... Search Argonne Home >Center for Electrical Energy Storage > Home Directorate & Principal Investigators Management Council Executive Committee Research Staff External Advisory Committee News Science Highlights Publications & Presentations CEES-Authored and Co-Authored Cover Stories Peer-Reviewed Publications Presentations Patents Frontiers in Energy Research Awards Jobs at CEES Energy Frontier Research Centers at Argonne Center for Electrical Energy Storage - an Energy Frontier Research Center Above: An artistic rendition showing a metal-fluoride stabilized surface structure at a lithium cobalt oxide

332

Validation of the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA)  

SciTech Connect

The Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) is an energy audit tool designed specifically to identify recommended weatherization measures for mobile homes as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program. A field validation of MHEA was performed using billing/delivery data collected on 86 mobile homes heated primarily by electricity, natural gas, or propane to assess the audit's accuracy and the validity of its recommendations. The validation found that MHEA overpredicts the annual space-heating energy savings of weatherization measures to be installed in mobile homes, which leads to low realization rates, primarily because of its large overprediction of annual pre-weatherization space-heating energy consumption. However, MHEA's annual space-heating energy savings estimates and realization rates can be improved considerably using MHEA's built-in billing adjustment feature. In order to improve the accuracy of MHEA's annual space-heating energy savings estimates and realization rate, the cause of MHEA's overprediction of annual pre-weatherization space-heating energy consumption needs to be further investigated and corrected. Although MHEA's billing adjustment feature improved MHEA's annual space-heating energy savings estimates, alternative methods of making the correction that may provide improved performance should be investigated. In the interim period before permanent improvements to MHEA can be made, the following recommendations should be followed: (a) do not enter into MHEA insulation thicknesses of 1 in. or less and especially zero (0 in.) unless such low levels have been verified through visual inspection of several parts of the envelope area in question; (b) use MHEA's billing adjustment feature to develop a list of recommended measures based on adjusted energy savings if possible, especially in mobile homes that have several major energy deficiencies; and (c) do not use MHEA's "evaluate duct sealing" option at this time (although certainly seal all duct leaks and use diagnostics as appropriate to find leakage sites and quantify improvements).

Ternes, Mark P [ORNL

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APIs for Online Energy Saving Tools: Home Energy Saver and ...  

The APIs allow software developers to access the algorithms and underlying data for Home Energy ... Technology Marketing ... links to other energy ana ...

334

WISE Home Energy Program (Alabama) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The WISE Home Energy Program provides up to 750 in energy efficiency rebates for homeowners in Cullman, Madison, Jefferson, Shelby, Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties. A...

335

Home Weatherization Visit | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Weatherization Visit Weatherization Visit Home Weatherization Visit Addthis Description Secretary Steven Chu visits a home that is in the process of being weatherized in Columbus, OH, along with Ohio Governor Ted Strickland and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman. They discuss the benefits of weatherization and how funding from the recovery act is having a direct impact in communities across America. Speakers Secretary Steven Chu Duration 2:45 Topic Tax Credits, Rebates, Savings Home Weatherization Home Energy Audits Energy Sector Jobs Credit Energy Department Video SECRETARY OF ENERGY STEVEN CHU: In this weatherization program, we are - we're investing money that - so we can hire local people to do the work. You save the money. That money then goes back into the economy locally. And oh, by the way, you're not - using less energy, so that

336

Marketing energy conservation options to Northwest manufactured home buyers  

SciTech Connect

This study relies on extensive, existing survey data and new analyses to develop information that would help design a marketing plan to achieve energy conservation in new manufactured homes. Existing surveys present comprehensive information about regional manufactured home occupants and their homes that are relevant to a potential conservation marketing plan. An independent analysis of the cost-effectiveness of various efficiency improvements provides background information for designing a marketing plan. This analysis focuses on the economic impacts of alternative energy conservation options as perceived by the home owner. Identifying impediments to conservation investments is also very important in designing a marketing plan. A recent report suggests that financial constraints and the need for better information and knowledge about conservation pose the major conservation investment barriers. Since loan interest rates for new manufactured homes typically exceed site-built rates by a considerable amount and the buyers tend to have lower incomes, the economics of manufactured home conservation investments are likely to significantly influence their viability. Conservation information and its presentation directly influences the manufactured home buyer's decision. A marketing plan should address these impediments and their implications very clearly. Dealers express a belief that consumer satisfaction is the major advantage to selling energy efficient manufactured homes. This suggests that targeting dealers in a marketing plan and providing them direct information on consumers' indicated attitudes may be important. 74 refs.

Hendrickson, P.L.; Mohler, B.L.; Taylor, Z.T.; Lee, A.D.; Onisko, S.A.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Building Energy Software Tools Directory: Home Energy Tune-uP  

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Home Energy Tune-uP Home Energy Tune-uP Home Energy Tune-uP's® audit software identifies cost-effective opportunities for energy efficient upgrades in the home. It analyzes data collected from the home, using approximately 1,000 calculations to produce energy-saving recommendations. The software generates a report itemizing recommended improvements and their costs, energy savings, and payback periods. The software produces a second table of the recommended group of improvements that will pay for themselves when financed. Using a selected finance rate and term, the software identifies the combination of upgrades that will save more on the monthly energy bills than they cost in finance charges. When homeowner's see that a down payment is not required and that they can realize a net savings on their investment, they are likely to be

338

Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program May 7, 2013 - 12:49pm Addthis WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Energy Department and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) today announced that registration is now open for America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC), a national student competition created to help families save money by saving energy. Students, educators, and school principals are encouraged to register to participate at HomeEnergyChallenge.org. Administered by NSTA for the Energy Department, America's Home Energy Education Challenge inspires student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while encouraging elementary and middle school

339

GE Nucleus for Residential Energy Use Education, Home Energy  

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GE Nucleus for Residential Energy Use Education, Home Energy GE Nucleus for Residential Energy Use Education, Home Energy Management/Control, Residential Energy Integration Speaker(s): William Watts Date: August 4, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Janie Page Home Energy Gateways offer a single point of access to the AMI Smart Meter into the home. The Nucleus is GE's home energy management gateway. The GE Nucleus securely communicates to a Smart Meter and delivers real-time whole home energy consumption data for display to the Consumer. The Consumer is able to visualize their energy usage habits on a Client that is connected via TLS encryption to the WiFi or Ethernet interface of the Nucleus. The Nucleus records history of the consumer's usage and cost data for tracking of energy consumption habits. GE has a suite of Smart Appliances that

340

Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program May 7, 2013 - 11:30am Addthis News Media Contact (202) 586-4940 WASHINGTON - The U.S. Energy Department and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) today announced that registration is now open for America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC), a national student competition created to help families save money by saving energy. Students, educators, and school principals are encouraged to register to participate at HomeEnergyChallenge.org. Administered by NSTA for the Energy Department, America's Home Energy Education Challenge inspires student interest in science, technology,

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341

Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy  

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals to someone by E-mail Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals to someone by E-mail Share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Facebook Tweet about Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Twitter Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Google Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Delicious Rank Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on Digg Find More places to share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals on AddThis.com... Plans, Implementation, & Results Weatherization Assistance Program

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Electric Power Board of Chattanooga - Energy Efficient New Homes...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electric Power Board of Chattanooga - Energy Efficient New Homes Program for Builders and Developers Electric Power Board of Chattanooga - Energy Efficient New Homes Program for...

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EERE: Energy Education and Workforce Development Home Page  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

EERE: Energy Education and Workforce Development Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Energy Education and Workforce Development Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE:...

344

NREL: Buildings Research - Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals...  

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals: Standard Work Specifications for Single-Family Home Energy Upgrades Now Available Via Online Tool April 1, 2013 After several years of...

345

Behavioral Perspectives on Home Energy Audits: The Role of Auditors...  

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on Home Energy Audits: The Role of Auditors, Labels, Reports, and Audit Tools on Homeowner Decision---Making. Title Behavioral Perspectives on Home Energy Audits: The Role of...

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Cumberland EMC - Energy Efficient New Homes Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Cumberland EMC - Energy Efficient New Homes Program Cumberland EMC - Energy Efficient New Homes Program Cumberland EMC - Energy Efficient New Homes Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Heat Pumps Program Info State Tennessee Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Single Family Home greater than 1,500 square feet: $500 Single Family Home less than 1,500 square feet: $200 Multi-Family Home: $100 Provider Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (CEMC), in collaboration with [http://www.tva.gov/ The Tennessee Valley Authority] provides a financial incentive for its customers to build new energy efficient homes through the

347

CenterPoint Energy - ENERGY STAR Homes Efficiency Program (Texas...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

15% more efficient than the 2009 IECC. Incentives are tied directly to the amount of energy savings. Depending upon the physical location of the home, homes will be paid based...

348

Home Energy Score Data Collection Sheet  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Score - Data Collection 1 Energy Score - Data Collection 1 Revised 6/12/2013 Home Energy Scoring Tool Data Collection Sheet Location Information Address: ________________________________ City: ________________ State: _____ Zip: ______ Assessment Type: Initial / Test / Corrected / QA / Alternative EEM (Energy Efficiency Measures) / Final Assessment Date: _________________ Qualified Assessor: ______________________________ Comments: ________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________

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Progress Energy Florida - Home Energy Check Audit and Rebate Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Progress Energy Florida - Home Energy Check Audit and Rebate Program Progress Energy Florida - Home Energy Check Audit and Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Insulation Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Duct Test: $$150 Duct Repair: $100 per unit Reflective Roof: $150 Wall Insulation: $300 Replacement Windows - $250 Window Films/Screens - $100 Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Heat Pump (Heat Pump Replacement): $100 - $150 Heat Pump (Strip Heat Replacement): $250 - $350

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On the Path to Zero Energy Homes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Just imagine living in Florida and your fantasies might turn to swaying palms, fresh orange juice and lots of air-conditioning. For most people, a summer spent in Florida's heat and humidity would be unbearable without it. So air-conditioning is a necessity. But it's also a big energy drain, accounting for about 35% of all electricity used in a typical Florida house. As the largest single source of energy consumption in Florida, a home's air-conditioning load represents the biggest energy challenge. The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) designed a project to answer this challenge. Two homes were built with the same floor plan on near-by lots. The difference was that one (the ''control home'') conformed to local residential building practices, and the other (the ''Zero Energy home'') was designed with energy efficiency in mind and solar technology systems on the roof. The homes were then monitored carefully for energy use. The project's designers were looking to answer two important questions: Could a home in a climate such as central Florida's be engineered and built so efficiently that a relatively small PV system would serve the majority of its cooling needs--and even some of its daytime electrical needs? And, would that home be as comfortable and appealing as the conventional model built alongside it? The answer to both questions turned out to be a resounding yes. And the test was especially rigorous, because it was conducted in the summer of 1998--one of the hottest summers on record in Florida. This news is important for city planners, architects, builders, and homeowners not only in the Sunshine State, but elsewhere, too. The solar/energy efficiency combo worked so well in Florida that it can--and should--be tried in other parts of the country. This brochure describes the Zero Energy Homes concept using a case study.

Merrigan, T.

2001-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Challenge Home | Department of Energy  

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for Parking Lots Lighten Energy Load The GE GeoSpring(tm) Electric Heat Pump Water Heater is readily integrated into new and existing home designs. Taking up the same...

352

Home Weatherization Visit | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A New Biofuels Technology Blooms in Iowa Faces of the Recovery Act: 1366 Technologies Home Energy Assessments The Kill-a-Watt Competition at University of Central Florida Faces of...

353

Energy 101: Home Energy Assessment | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

a tight fit, you're losing energy and money. Next the technician might head up to your attic to check for leaks in the top of your home barrier. That trap door could be a...

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Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge May 2, 2012 - 4:32pm Addthis Students from Carter County in Montana are the national winners of America's Home Energy Education Challenge. The team saved an average of 143 kilowatt hours per house... Enough to power a TV and Xbox 360 for 846 hours! Students from Carter County in Montana are the national winners of America's Home Energy Education Challenge. The team saved an average of 143 kilowatt hours per house... Enough to power a TV and Xbox 360 for 846 hours! April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC) is designed to

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Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge Students Save Energy & Money through America's Home Energy Education Challenge May 2, 2012 - 4:32pm Addthis Students from Carter County in Montana are the national winners of America's Home Energy Education Challenge. The team saved an average of 143 kilowatt hours per house... Enough to power a TV and Xbox 360 for 846 hours! Students from Carter County in Montana are the national winners of America's Home Energy Education Challenge. The team saved an average of 143 kilowatt hours per house... Enough to power a TV and Xbox 360 for 846 hours! April Saylor April Saylor Former Digital Outreach Strategist, Office of Public Affairs What are the key facts? America's Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC) is designed to

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Home Energy Use | Data.gov  

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Home Energy Use Home Energy Use Energy Data Apps Maps Challenges Resources Blogs Let's Talk Energy Beta You are here Data.gov » Communities » Energy » Forums Home Energy Use Submitted by Jeanne Holm on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 2:35am Log in to vote 3 What tools would help you plan energy efficiency upgrades to your home? Are there current tools that you use when planning your upgrades that should be listed on Energy.Data.gov? Add new comment Home energy efficiency upgrades & tools Permalink Submitted by Ryan McKeel on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 11:56am. Last year, I did a number of energy efficiency upgrades on my house. The tax credits helped, and I used http://www.rechargecolorado.com/ as a "shopping cart" for which upgrades/incentives I wanted to use - that was helpful.As far as tools go, I think IMBY (In my Backyard) is an excellent

357

Future Advanced Windows for Zero-Energy Homes  

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Future Advanced Windows for Zero-Energy Homes Future Advanced Windows for Zero-Energy Homes Title Future Advanced Windows for Zero-Energy Homes Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report Number LBNL-51913 Year of Publication 2002 Authors Apte, Joshua S., Dariush K. Arasteh, and Yu Joe Huang Conference Name ASHRAE Transactions Volume 109, pt 2 Date Published 06/2003 Conference Location Kansas City, MO Call Number LBNL-51913 Abstract Over the past 15 years, low-emissivity and other technological improvements have significantly improved the energy efficiency of windows sold in the United States. However, as interest increases in the concept of zero-energy homes-buildings that do not consume any nonrenewable or net energy from the utility grid-even today's highest-performance window products will not be sufficient. This simulation study compares today's typical residential windows, today's most efficient residential windows, and several options for advanced window technologies, including products with improved fixed or static properties and products with dynamic solar heat gain properties. Nine representative window products are examined in eight representative U.S. climates. Annual energy and peak demand impacts are investigated. We conclude that a new generation of window products is necessary for zero-energy homes if windows are not to be an energy drain on these homes. Windows with dynamic solar heat gain properties are found to offer significant potential in reducing energy use and peak demands in northern and central climates, while windows with very low (static) solar heat gain properties offer the most potential in southern climates.

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

assessment instead of energy audit. Research Scope Theenergy assessment instead of energy audit. Marketing and

Fuller, Merrian C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Audits | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

December 29, 2009 December 29, 2009 Insulation Saves Energy and Money at Home...and HOA from Disaster Earlier this month, just one day after Denver's first cold snap of the season, I woke up and saw a new text message from my downstairs neighbor. November 10, 2009 Mark Morris inspects a furnace. | File photo Retiree Heads Back to Work, Helps Families Stay Afloat Mark Morris of South Bend, Ind., is among many in the country who were already retired, but whose 401(k) account took a big hit when the stock market crashed. Mark had retired as a utility-company supervisor in mid-2007, but he lost 40 percent of his retirement money and knew he had to go back to work. September 21, 2009 Get Ready for Fall: Leaf Peeping, Staying Warm, and Saving Money As you plan your leaf peeping, think about how you can save a little on

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Home Energy Systems Inc | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Systems Inc Systems Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Home Energy Systems Inc Address 6996 Convoy Ct. Place San Diego, California Zip 92111 Sector Solar Product Solar PV installer Website http://www.homeenergysystemsin Coordinates 32.8346671°, -117.1645956° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":32.8346671,"lon":-117.1645956,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Weatherization & Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy  

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Sign Up for Project Updates The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project helps establish a national residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. The project creates standard work specifications, advanced professional certifications for workers, and accredited training programs. The Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project is a collaboration between DOE and the home energy performance industry. Learn more about the project and find project updates. Information on: Standard Work Specifications Industry-approved work specifications define acceptable outcomes for weatherization and home energy upgrades. Home Energy Professional Certifications

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

have also served as Energy Guides, educating participantsmakes energy savings easier to understand and guides peoplemakes energy savings easier to understand and guides people

Fuller, Merrian C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Landscaping for Energy-Efficient Homes | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Landscaping for Energy-Efficient Homes Landscaping for Energy-Efficient Homes Landscaping for Energy-Efficient Homes April 13, 2012 - 5:04pm Addthis This map shows the four broadest categories of climate zones for the lower 49 United States. Understanding your climate zone can help you determine the best energy-saving landscaping strategies for your home. This map shows the four broadest categories of climate zones for the lower 49 United States. Understanding your climate zone can help you determine the best energy-saving landscaping strategies for your home. What does this mean for me? Landscaping can enhance the energy efficiency of your home, saving you money and keeping you more comfortable year-round. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of the energy a typical household uses.

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Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Gas) - Energy Star Home Rebate |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Gas) - Energy Star Home Rebate Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Gas) - Energy Star Home Rebate Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Gas) - Energy Star Home Rebate < Back Eligibility Construction Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Ohio Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Full Adoption of Energy Star (Version 2.5) Standards: $750 Vectren Gold Star - HERS rating of 70 or less: $750 Furnace: $300 Boiler: $500 Tankless Water Heater: $150 Storage Water Heater: $50-$150 Programmable Thermostat: $20 Provider Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio offers a flat rebate to builders of residential single-family Energy Star certified homes that receive gas

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Technology Commercialization Showcase - Home - Energy ...  

Small Business and Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) Partnership; ... The Department Of Energy Technology Commercialization Showcase provides effective ...

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SEAWOLF - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

POTENTIAL APPLI ATIONS GPM) in test section Offshore Wind Energy Wave Energy Conversion Anchors and Foundations Coastal Sediment Analysis

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Improve energy performance | ENERGY STAR  

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track, and benchmark Improve energy performance ENERGY STAR industrial partnership Energy guides Energy efficiency and air regulation Plant energy auditing Industrial...

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Home Energy Score: Frequently Asked Questions for Partners | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Partners Partners Home Energy Score: Frequently Asked Questions for Partners Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions for homeowners and Partners about the Home Energy Score, from basics such as what a Home Energy Score is and how to become a Partner, to how the Score is calculated. What is a Home Energy Score? What types of homes can get a Home Energy Score? Where is the Home Energy Score offered? Who can become a Home Energy Score Partner? Why should I become a Home Energy Score Partner? What is required of Partners? Partners have to score 200 homes in the first year. When does that start/end? How do I apply to become a Partner? Can the Home Energy Scoring Tool be integrated with other software tools we already use? What are the criteria for Qualified Assessors?

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Home - Energy Explained, Your Guide To Understanding Energy - Energy  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

Explained Explained Energy Explained - Home What Is Energy? Forms of Energy Sources of Energy Laws of Energy Units and Calculators Energy Conversion Calculators British Thermal Units (Btu) Degree-Days U.S. Energy Facts State and U.S. Territory Data Use of Energy In Industry For Transportation In Homes In Commercial Buildings Efficiency and Conservation Energy and the Environment Greenhouse Gases Effect on the Climate Where Emissions Come From Outlook for Future Emissions Recycling and Energy Nonrenewable Sources Oil and Petroleum Products Refining Crude Oil Where Our Oil Comes From Imports and Exports Offshore Oil and Gas Use of Oil Prices and Outlook Oil and the Environment Gasoline Where Our Gasoline Comes From Use of Gasoline Prices and Outlook Factors Affecting Gasoline Prices Regional Price Differences

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Mountain Home Wind Farm | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Mountain Home Wind Farm Mountain Home Wind Farm Jump to: navigation, search Name Mountain Home Wind Farm Facility Mountain Home Sector Wind energy Facility Type Commercial Scale Wind Facility Status In Service Owner John Deere Wind Developer John Deere Wind Energy Purchaser Idaho Power Location Elmore County ID Coordinates 43.268356°, -116.167939° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":43.268356,"lon":-116.167939,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Multifamily Home Energy Solutions Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

You are here You are here Home » Multifamily Home Energy Solutions Program Multifamily Home Energy Solutions Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Multi-Family Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Appliances & Electronics Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Manufacturing Water Heating Program Info Funding Source Public Benefit Fund State Oregon Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: $2-$3/sq ft, depending on U-value, glazing and type of heating Heat Pumps: $200 - $600, varies by efficiency and original heating type High-Efficiency Gas Boiler: $200 Gas Furnace: $150 Insulation: $0.30-$4 per square foot Exterior Doors: $25

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

a Product Developer at Xcel Energy who is working with theby the areas two utilities, Xcel Energy and CenterPointstandards. Product Developer at Xcel Energy who is working

Fuller, Merrian C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Success Stories: Home Energy Saver  

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buildings consume over 20 percent of all energy used in the United States. When homeowners make upgrades that reduce energy use, they not only save money in energy costs, but...

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Kentucky Kentucky Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: $500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: $500 Minor Repair Work: $250 Replace HVAC: $250 Insulation: $500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: $50 Air Sealing/Weatherstrip/Caulk: $500 Central HVAC Tune-up: $150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by TVA-certified energy advisors

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Alabama Alabama Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: 500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: 500 Minor Repair Work: 250 Replace HVAC: 250 Insulation: 500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: 50 Air Sealing: 500 Self Installed Insulation, Caulk, Weatherstrip, and Rehabilitation: 250 Central HVAC Tune-up: 150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by TVA-certified energy advisors

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NREL: Energy Sciences Home Page  

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Analysis Science and Technology Technology Transfer Technology Deployment Energy Systems Integration Energy Sciences Search More Search Options Site Map Main Menu Biosciences...

377

Initiatives - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Initiatives. Early stage energy technologies face a number of challenges in transitioning for basic research to market solutions. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE ...

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Lower residential energy use reduces home energy expenditures as ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Aggregate home energy expenditures by U.S. households fell $12 billion in 2012 ... households spent $1,945 on heating, cooling, appliances, electronics, and lighting ...

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AlabamaWISE Home Energy Program (Alabama) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

AlabamaWISE Home Energy Program (Alabama) AlabamaWISE Home Energy Program (Alabama) AlabamaWISE Home Energy Program (Alabama) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Construction Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Maximum Rebate $750 Program Info Funding Source The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009; Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Start Date 01/01/2010 State Alabama Program Type Local Rebate Program The WISE Home Energy Program provides up to $750 in energy efficiency rebates for homeowners in Cullman, Madison, Jefferson, Shelby, Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties. A $350 rebate is available to homeowners

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Energy Savings Measure Packages: Existing Homes  

SciTech Connect

This document presents the most cost effective Energy Savings Measure Packages (ESMP) for existing mixed-fuel and all electric homes to achieve 15% and 30% savings for each BetterBuildings grantee location across the US. These packages are optimized for minimum cost to homeowners for given source energy savings given the local climate and prevalent building characteristics (i.e. foundation types). Maximum cost savings are typically found between 30% and 50% energy savings over the reference home. The dollar value of the maximum annual savings varies significantly by location but typically amounts to $300 - $700/year.

Casey, S.; Booten, C.

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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We encourage you to perform a real-time search of NLEBeta
to obtain the most current and comprehensive results.


381

Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score  

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Get Involved with Home Get Involved with Home Energy Score to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Get Involved with Home Energy Score on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background FAQs Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

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Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) - Home Performance with ENERGY STAR < Back Eligibility Construction Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Maximum Rebate Total Incentives: $600 ($1200 with KCP&L rebate) Wall Insulation: $600 Floor Insulation: $400 Attic Insulation: $500 Air Sealing: $400 Duct Sealing: $200 Window or Door: $400 Program Info Funding Source MGE State Missouri Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Single Family Energy Assessment: $400/unit Multi Family Energy Assessment: $200/unit Attic Insulation: $0.01-$0.02 x R-Value Added x sq. ft.

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

conservation in public housing: a case study of the San Francisco Housing Authority,? Energy and Buildings,

Fuller, Merrian C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Tips: Your Home's Energy Use | Department of Energy  

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cut energy costs. You can conduct a simple home energy assessment by doing it yourself (DIY) or, for a more detailed assessment, contact your local utility or an energy auditor....

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GE Nucleus for Residential Energy Use Education, Home Energy...  

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GE Nucleus for Residential Energy Use Education, Home Energy ManagementControl, Residential Energy Integration Speaker(s): William Watts Date: August 4, 2011 - 12:00pm Location:...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Update (text...  

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Update (text version) to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Update (text version) on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home...

387

Saving energy and money with home appliances  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is an educational guide that shows consumers and energy educators how to: identify energy guzzling appliances in their homes; use existing appliances more efficiently; select energy-saving new appliances; and read energy guide labels easily. Packed with money-saving tips, this booklet provides information on ten appliances: refrigerators, heat pumps, air conditioners, portable space heaters, lights, water heaters, clothes washers and dryers, freezers, dishwashers, and ranges.

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1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Energy conservation and solar heating for mobile homes  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Project activities consisted of retro-fitting six (6) mobile homes with extensive energy-conservation improvements and installing solar-space-heating systems on four (4) of these homes. The intent of the project was to evaluate the potential of mobile homes as a low-cost energy-efficient housing option for low- to moderate income families. Using both hard and soft data, it is estimated that an average fuel reduction in excess of 35% was achieved by the conservation improvements alone. The project lacked the expertise and monitoring instruments to properly evaluate the effectiveness of the four solar installations and had to rely on the personal observations of the four families that received the units.

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Home Energy Efficiency Twitter Chat | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy Efficiency Twitter Chat Energy Efficiency Twitter Chat Home Energy Efficiency Twitter Chat September 14, 2012 - 3:04pm Addthis Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka Digital Communications Specialist, Office of Public Affairs Home Energy Efficiency Twitter Chat With fall just around the corner -- and cooler temperatures on the way -- we held an #askEnergy Twitter Chat on Thursday, September 13, on ways to save energy and money at home. Here's a recap of what we discussed and shared. Storified by Energy Department · Fri, Sep 14 2012 14:19:31 Send your home #energy efficiency questions to #askEnergy & we'll answer them on Thurs. http://go.usa.gov/rfrW http://pic.twitter.com/xy4iqQwM · Energy Department To kick off the Twitter Chat, we shared some of Secretary Chu's tips for saving energy and money.

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses July 12, 2011 - 10:09am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy When I'm at a dinner party or going to a baseball game with friends, the conversation sometimes turns to what people are doing to improve their homes. As many of our readers have discovered on their own, improving the energy performance of your home can also make it more comfortable and attractive, increase its value, and help you save money on your energy bills. Remodeling a kitchen with granite countertops or stainless steel fixtures, for example, might make a home more attractive to a potential buyer. In the

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Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses Building Value with Energy-Saving Upgrades in Homes and Businesses July 12, 2011 - 10:09am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy When I'm at a dinner party or going to a baseball game with friends, the conversation sometimes turns to what people are doing to improve their homes. As many of our readers have discovered on their own, improving the energy performance of your home can also make it more comfortable and attractive, increase its value, and help you save money on your energy bills. Remodeling a kitchen with granite countertops or stainless steel fixtures, for example, might make a home more attractive to a potential buyer. In the

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Energy Efficient Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Efficient Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana Efficient Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana Energy Efficient Homes in New Orleans, Louisiana As part of the rebuilding effort in New Orleans, Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) partnered with two of the largest builders in the area-Green Coast Enterprises and Habitat for Humanity-to encourage home builders to meet efficiency goals in the city's largely low-income residential areas. Technical assistance activities included developing cost-neutral energy-efficient design recommendations for these homes, which Green Coast Enterprises and Habitat for Humanity used to build high-performance, affordable homes in New Orleans' hot-humid climate. Green Coast Enterprises DOE/NREL worked with Building Science Corporation to provide technical

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Home Biodiesel | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Biodiesel Biodiesel Jump to: navigation, search Name Home Biodiesel Place Marysville, California Zip 95901 Product Manufacturer of small scale biodiesel equipment. Coordinates 48.05969°, -122.176922° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":48.05969,"lon":-122.176922,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Wiregrass Electric Cooperative - Touchstone Energy Home Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wiregrass Electric Cooperative - Touchstone Energy Home Program Wiregrass Electric Cooperative - Touchstone Energy Home Program Wiregrass Electric Cooperative - Touchstone Energy Home Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Alabama Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Free Water Heater Provider Wiregrass Electric Cooperative, Inc. Wiregrass Electric Cooperative is a consumer-owned electric utility serving over 20,000 consumers in the "Wiregrass" area of southeast Alabama. Through the H2O plus program, qualified Wiregrass customers are eligible to receive a free high-efficiency water heater. In order to participate in this program, the applicant must agree to have a Load Management Device installed on the water heater (at no cost to the member). The application

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TVA Partner Utilities - In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Mississippi Mississippi Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Windows: 500 Duct Repair, Replacement, and Sealing: 500 Minor Repair Work: 250 Replace HVAC: 250 Insulation: 500 Electric Water Heater and Pipe Insulation: 50 Air Sealing: 500 Self Installed Insulation, Caulk, Weatherstrip, and Rehabilitation: 250 Central HVAC Tune-up: 150 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ''energy right'' In-Home Energy Evaluation Pilot Program encourages the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in existing single family dwellings. The program offers an in-home energy assessment as well as financing options and rebates/incentives to help homeowners who choose to make investments in significant energy efficiency improvements. Evaluations are performed by

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Entergy Texas - Energy Star Homes Program for Builders | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Entergy Texas - Energy Star Homes Program for Builders Entergy Texas - Energy Star Homes Program for Builders Entergy Texas - Energy Star Homes Program for Builders < Back Eligibility Construction Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State Texas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Single-Family Homes - Tier I (ENERGY STAR V-2.0): $150 per home Single-Family Homes - Tier II (ENERGY STAR V-2.5): $300 per home Attached Homes: 50% of single-family incentive per housing unit Advanced Lighting Package: $50 per single-family home ENERGY STAR V-3.0 HVAC Check Lists: $150 per single-family home Provider Entergy Texas Entergy Texas offers an incentive to builders in its service territory for

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On the Path to Zero Energy Homes  

SciTech Connect

Just imagine living in Florida and your fantasies might turn to swaying palms, fresh orange juice and lots of air-conditioning. For most people, a summer spent in Florida's heat and humidity would be unbearable without it. So air-conditioning is a necessity. But it's also a big energy drain, accounting for about 35% of all electricity used in a typical Florida house. As the largest single source of energy consumption in Florida, a home's air-conditioning load represents the biggest energy challenge. The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) designed a project to answer this challenge. Two homes were built with the same floor plan on near-by lots. The difference was that one (the ''control home'') conformed to local residential building practices, and the other (the ''Zero Energy home'') was designed with energy efficiency in mind and solar technology systems on the roof. The homes were then monitored carefully for energy use. The project's designers were looking to answer two important questions: Could a home in a climate such as central Florida's be engineered and built so efficiently that a relatively small PV system would serve the majority of its cooling needs--and even some of its daytime electrical needs? And, would that home be as comfortable and appealing as the conventional model built alongside it? The answer to both questions turned out to be a resounding yes. And the test was especially rigorous, because it was conducted in the summer of 1998--one of the hottest summers on record in Florida. This news is important for city planners, architects, builders, and homeowners not only in the Sunshine State, but elsewhere, too. The solar/energy efficiency combo worked so well in Florida that it can--and should--be tried in other parts of the country. This brochure describes the Zero Energy Homes concept using a case study.

Merrigan, T.

2001-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

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ThinkHome energy efficiency in future smart homes  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Smart homes have been viewed with increasing interest by both home owners and the research community in the past few years. One reason for this development is that the use of modern automation technology in the home or building promises considerable ...

Christian Reinisch; Mario J. Kofler; Flix Iglesias; Wolfgang Kastner

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DEMCO - Touchstone Energy Home Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DEMCO - Touchstone Energy Home Program DEMCO - Touchstone Energy Home Program DEMCO - Touchstone Energy Home Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Other Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Water Heating Program Info State Louisiana Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Electric Heat Pump: $0.10 per square foot of living area Water Heater: $125 DEMCO, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, provides residential customers who have a qualified Touchstone Energy Home, a rebate of up to $0.10 per square foot of living area for electric heat pumps and $125 for electric water heaters. The special one-time rebate is not a permanent offer. The main Touchstone Energy Home features are: * R-19 composite wall insulation * R-30 ceiling insulation

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Xcel Energy - Residential and Low Income Home Energy Service | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Xcel Energy - Residential and Low Income Home Energy Service Xcel Energy - Residential and Low Income Home Energy Service Xcel Energy - Residential and Low Income Home Energy Service < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Windows, Doors, & Skylights Program Info Start Date 1/1/2011 Expiration Date 12/31/2012 State New Mexico Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Evaporative Cooling: $200-$1000/unit Saver's Switch A/C Cycling: $20/ton of enrolled air conditioning Refrigerator Recycling: $75 CFLs: $1/bulb LED's: $10/bulb

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Rebuilding your flooded home: Guidelines for incorporating energy efficiency  

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Repairs to your flood-damaged home can add energy efficiency at the same time you address pressing structural needs, mainly by replacing and upgrading insulation in walls and floors, and checking your foundation for flood damage. Many energy efficiency options are available to you today that may not have been widely available when you built your house even if that was only a few years ago. Cost-effectiveness depends on several factors, including cost of fuel and materials, efficiency levels of the structure and components, and climate. This booklet offers some general tips to improve the efficiency of your home`s shell and equipment. Additional information on any issue covered in this booklet is available from various agencies within or near your community, including your state energy office, local community action agency, utilities, Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offices.

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Driving Demand for Home Energy Improvements: Motivating residential customers to invest in comprehensive upgrades that eliminate energy waste, avoid high utility bills, and spur the economy  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Burlington, VT. Efficiency Vermont. LINK Geller, E.S.One Stop Program (page 119) 13. Vermont Community Energyoverall program costs. Vermont Community Energy Mobilization

Fuller, Merrian C.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sponsorship - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

The National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition relies on the generosity of sponsors in order to be ... such as the DOE Solar Decathlon, ... Space sponsorship;

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Department of Energy Home Page  

Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)

Secretary of Energy speeches and correspondence, Technology Partnership Opportunities, DOE Directives (includes Orders), DOE Acquisition Regulations (DEAR) and Code of Federal...

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CSU - Home - Energy Innovation Portal  

Colorado State University Technologies Available for Licensing Colorado State University is a major university partner within the Alliance for Sustainable Energy ...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions  

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Home Energy Score Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Frequently Asked Questions on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved

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Home Performance with Energy Star  

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whole-house improvements Increase awareness and market penetration for HPwES projects Job creation, economic growth Expand HPwES to take advantage of the homeowner's multiple...

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project (Fact Sheet), Guidelines For Home Energy Professionals, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)  

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Guidelines for Home Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project The U.S. Department of Energy and the home energy upgrade industry collaborate to define high-quality work and develop highly qualified workers. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created in 1976 and has weatherized more than 7.3 million households since its inception. Throughout the years, private industry, public utilities, municipalities, and states have also implemented numerous home energy upgrade programs in the market-making weatherization efforts a staple in their energy efficiency portfolios. The Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project was created to provide a high-quality baseline between states, agencies, employers, employees, and homeown-

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TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program < Back Eligibility Construction Installer/Contractor Multi-Family Residential Residential Utility Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Heat Pumps Program Info State Georgia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Site Built New Homes Plan: $100-$800 depending on local power company and home efficiency Manufactured Home Heat Pump: Up to $500 The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) energy right New Homes Plan provides incentives for all-electric, energy-efficient new homes by offering graduated rebates for new homes. Homes built at least 7% better than code

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NREL: Energy Analysis Home Page  

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Examples of NREL Analysis Impacts Examples of NREL Analysis Impacts Resource Assessment Electric Sector Integration Jobs and Economic Competitiveness Geospatial Analysis Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization Analysis of Project Finance Analysis at NREL aims to increase the understanding of the current and future interactions and roles of energy policies, markets, resources, technologies, environmental impacts, and infrastructure. NREL analysis, data, and tools inform decisions as energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application. Learn more about NREL's analysis by downloading Realizing a Clean Energy Future: Highlights of NREL Analysis . Featured Analysis Realizing a Clean Energy Future: Highlights of NREL Analysis (Brochure) Status and Trends in the Green Power Market (2012 Data)

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Energy-Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy-Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders Energy-Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders Energy-Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders < Back Eligibility Construction Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Maximum Rebate $2,000 Program Info Start Date 1/1/2006 Expiration Date 12/31/2013 Program Type Corporate Tax Credit Rebate Amount $1,000 - $2,000 (depends on energy savings and home type) Provider U.S. Internal Revenue Service '''''This credit expired at the end of 2011. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 retroactively renewed this tax credit effective January 1, 2012, expiring again on December 31, 2013. Any qualified home constructed and purchased in 2012 or 2013 is eligible for this credit. '''''

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Home Energy Ratings and Building Performance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This paper provides an overview of the Home Energy Rating System (HERS). A short summary of the origination and history of the HERS system will lead to a more detailed description of the inspection and testing protocol. The HERS rating provides an accepted method to determine home efficiency based on standards developed and overseen by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), a not-for-profit corporation. The paper will discuss the effect of various building systems and effects of local climate as they affect the rating score of a proposed or completed structure. The rating is used to determine the most cost effective mechanical systems, building envelope design including window and door types, effect of various roofing materials and radiant barriers. The paper will conclude by comparing specifics of an actual report to the construction characteristics of a home as they relate to the HERS Rating and the result.

Gardner, J.C.

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Heating | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Saver 101 Infographic: Home Heating Saver 101 Infographic: Home Heating Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Heating December 16, 2013 - 10:48am Addthis Our new Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out everything you need to know about home heating -- from how heating systems work and the different types on the market to what to look for when replacing your system and proper maintenance. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. Our new Energy Saver 101 infographic lays out everything you need to know about home heating -- from how heating systems work and the different types on the market to what to look for when replacing your system and proper maintenance. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department. Rebecca Matulka Rebecca Matulka

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Planning for Home Renewable Energy Systems | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Planning for Home Renewable Energy Systems Planning for Home Renewable Energy Systems Planning for Home Renewable Energy Systems November 11, 2013 - 8:49pm Addthis Planning for a home renewable energy system is a process that includes analyzing your existing electricity use, looking at local codes and requirements, deciding if you want to operate your system on or off of the electric grid, and understanding technology options you have for your site. | Photo by Francis Fine Art Photography. Planning for a home renewable energy system is a process that includes analyzing your existing electricity use, looking at local codes and requirements, deciding if you want to operate your system on or off of the electric grid, and understanding technology options you have for your site. | Photo by Francis Fine Art Photography.

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Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Residential Buildings » Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Residential Buildings » Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals The U.S. Department of Energy's Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project fosters the growth of a high quality residential energy upgrade industry and a skilled and credentialed workforce. The project has three components: Guidelines for quality work define the minimum requirements for high quality work and the conditions necessary to achieve the desired outcomes of a given energy upgrade, such as installation of attic insulation and sealing windows and doors. Guidelines for effective training catalog the key tasks an Energy Auditor, Retrofit Installer Technician, Crew Leader, or Quality Control Inspector performs to complete a given job and the knowledge, skills, and

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Energy Efficiency in Log Homes | Department of Energy  

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Energy Code Compliance Because log homes don't have conventional wood-stud walls and insulation, they often don't satisfy building code energy standards that require...

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Loveland Water & Power - Home Energy Audit Rebate Program (Colorado) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Loveland Water & Power - Home Energy Audit Rebate Program Loveland Water & Power - Home Energy Audit Rebate Program (Colorado) Loveland Water & Power - Home Energy Audit Rebate Program (Colorado) < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Sealing Your Home Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heating Heat Pumps Insulation Maximum Rebate $500 Program Info State Colorado Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 50% of the cost up to $500 Loveland Water and Power (LWP) is providing an incentive for customers living in single-family detached homes or attached townhouses that wish to upgrade the energy efficiency of eligible homes. Customers can schedule a

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Building America Efficient Solutions for New Homes Case Study: Ravenwood Homes and Energy Smart Home Plans, Inc., Cape Coral, Florida  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Ravenwood Homes achieved a HERS score of 15 on its high- Ravenwood Homes achieved a HERS score of 15 on its high- performance home with design assistance from a Building America research team including Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy Smart Home Plans, LLC, and Florida HERO. The home which is located in southwestern Florida, was completed in 2011 and includes a 6 KW rooftop photovoltaic system; without the PV, the home achieves a HERS rating of 65. Ceilings that provide a continuous air barrier can be a key energy-saving feature of a home. In this home the builder installed the ceiling drywall as one continuous layer then installed duct chases in dropped ceilings beneath this drywall so that ducts were installed in conditioned space with an unbroken air barrier above. Interior walls were also attached to

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Field Evaluation of a Near Zero Energy Home in Oklahoma  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors evaluated a zero energy home built by Ideal Homes in Edmond, Oklahoma, that included an extensive package of energy-efficient technologies and a photovoltaic array for site electricity generation. The home was part of a Building America research project in partnership with the Building Science Consortium to exhibit high efficiency technologies while keeping costs within the reach of average home buyers.

Hendron, R.; Hancock, E.; Barker, G.; Reeves, P.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Performance with Energy Star Financing | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Performance with Energy Star Financing Home Performance with Energy Star Financing Home Performance with Energy Star Financing < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Heating Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Cooling Appliances & Electronics Other Sealing Your Home Design & Remodeling Windows, Doors, & Skylights Ventilation Manufacturing Heat Pumps Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Bioenergy Solar Program Info Funding Source Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)/Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) State New York Program Type State Loan Program Rebate Amount Up to 100% of costs; loans from $3,000 - $25,000 (minimum loan of $1,500 for income qualified customers); loan limit is $13,000 for projects with a

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Validation of the Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA)  

SciTech Connect

The Manufactured Home Energy Audit (MHEA) is an energy audit tool designed specifically to identify recommended weatherization measures for mobile homes as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program. A field validation of MHEA was performed using billing/delivery data collected on 86 mobile homes heated primarily by electricity, natural gas, or propane to assess the audit's accuracy and the validity of its recommendations. The validation found that MHEA overpredicts the annual space-heating energy savings of weatherization measures to be installed in mobile homes, which leads to low realization rates, primarily because of its large overprediction of annual pre-weatherization space-heating energy consumption. However, MHEA's annual space-heating energy savings estimates and realization rates can be improved considerably using MHEA's built-in billing adjustment feature. In order to improve the accuracy of MHEA's annual space-heating energy savings estimates and realization rate, the cause of MHEA's overprediction of annual pre-weatherization space-heating energy consumption needs to be further investigated and corrected. Although MHEA's billing adjustment feature improved MHEA's annual space-heating energy savings estimates, alternative methods of making the correction that may provide improved performance should be investigated. In the interim period before permanent improvements to MHEA can be made, the following recommendations should be followed: (a) do not enter into MHEA insulation thicknesses of 1 in. or less and especially zero (0 in.) unless such low levels have been verified through visual inspection of several parts of the envelope area in question; (b) use MHEA's billing adjustment feature to develop a list of recommended measures based on adjusted energy savings if possible, especially in mobile homes that have several major energy deficiencies; and (c) do not use MHEA's "evaluate duct sealing" option at this time (although certainly seal all duct leaks and use diagnostics as appropriate to find leakage sites and quantify improvements).

Ternes, Mark P [ORNL

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Hitting a Home Run for Clean Energy | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Hitting a Home Run for Clean Energy Hitting a Home Run for Clean Energy Hitting a Home Run for Clean Energy March 12, 2012 - 11:39am Addthis John Chu John Chu Communications Specialist with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Spring. With gentle breezes, blooming flowers, and warm sunshine, the season marks the beginning of fun outdoor activities-picnics, camping, hikes, and the classic American pastime-baseball. In the past five years, major league baseball teams have increasingly made strides in greening up their stadiums. Here are several examples of teams that are hitting a home run for clean energy: Cleveland Indians Progressive Field - As the first American League ballpark to use solar energy back in 2007, the stadium boasts an upper deck solar panel array. The electricity produced from its 42 solar panels is

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Hitting a Home Run for Clean Energy | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Hitting a Home Run for Clean Energy Hitting a Home Run for Clean Energy Hitting a Home Run for Clean Energy March 12, 2012 - 11:39am Addthis John Chu John Chu Communications Specialist with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Spring. With gentle breezes, blooming flowers, and warm sunshine, the season marks the beginning of fun outdoor activities-picnics, camping, hikes, and the classic American pastime-baseball. In the past five years, major league baseball teams have increasingly made strides in greening up their stadiums. Here are several examples of teams that are hitting a home run for clean energy: Cleveland Indians Progressive Field - As the first American League ballpark to use solar energy back in 2007, the stadium boasts an upper deck solar panel array. The electricity produced from its 42 solar panels is

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Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy  

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Certifications to someone by Certifications to someone by E-mail Share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Certifications on Facebook Tweet about Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Certifications on Twitter Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Certifications on Google Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Certifications on Delicious Rank Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Certifications on Digg Find More places to share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Certifications on

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Delmarva Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Delmarva Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Delmarva Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program Delmarva Power - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Cooling Construction Design & Remodeling Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Heating Heat Pumps Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Water Heating Maximum Rebate Recommended measures resulting from Energy Audit: $2000 Program Info Funding Source Maryland Energy Administration State Maryland Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Home Energy Audit: Cost discounted to $100 HVAC and Envelope upgrades: up to $2000 Provider

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Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy  

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Project Updates to someone by Project Updates to someone by E-mail Share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project Updates on Facebook Tweet about Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project Updates on Twitter Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project Updates on Google Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project Updates on Delicious Rank Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project Updates on Digg Find More places to share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Project Updates on

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Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy  

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Accredited Training to someone by Accredited Training to someone by E-mail Share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Accredited Training on Facebook Tweet about Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Accredited Training on Twitter Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Accredited Training on Google Bookmark Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Accredited Training on Delicious Rank Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Accredited Training on Digg Find More places to share Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program: Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals Accredited Training on

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GE Appliances and Lighting Home Energy Solutions  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

GE Appliances and Lighting GE Appliances and Lighting Home Energy Solutions Introduction to Devices with Brillion(tm) Technology Portfolio of Products 3 GE Appliances and Lighting All Rights Reserved Brillion(tm) Suite of Home Energy Solutions Nucleus(tm) Smart Meter Other Devices Internet IHD Other Devices PCT Non-Meter Solution GE DRMS GEA Server 4 GE Appliances and Lighting All Rights Reserved Nucleus(tm) energy manager with Brillion(tm) technology Consumers can reduce electric usage by an average of 5% per year. 5 GE Appliances and Lighting All Rights Reserved GE Profile Appliances enabled with Brillion(tm) technology Delayed defrost during peak Delayed starts and temperature adjustments during peak Delayed start until off- peak Reduced energy usage 60%, DR- enabled Reduced wattage during peak When coupled with the Nucleus and a TOU

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First Energy Ohio - New Home Builder Incentive Program (Ohio) | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

First Energy Ohio - New Home Builder Incentive Program (Ohio) First Energy Ohio - New Home Builder Incentive Program (Ohio) First Energy Ohio - New Home Builder Incentive Program (Ohio) < Back Eligibility Construction Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Maximum Rebate $1,200/home Program Info State Ohio Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount New Home: $400, plus $0.10/kWh saved annually over the reference home, as calculated by REM/Rate Ohio subsidiaries of FirstEnergy (Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison) offer rebates for builders of new, energy efficient homes. Each newly built home is eligible for a rebate of $400, plus $0.10/kWh saved annually over the reference home, as calculated by REM/Rate. The

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Exploring the hidden impacts of HomeSys: energy and emissions of home sensing and automation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Home sensing and automation systems are rarely discussed with reference to their direct energy demand, much less other environmental impacts such as greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions arising from their manufacture and transport. It is imperative that designers ... Keywords: embodied carbon, home energy, home systems

Oliver Bates, Mike Hazas

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency August 24, 2012 - 12:28pm Addthis This series of PSAs was created as part of the Ad Council campaign on home energy efficiency. It urges consumers to save energy in order to have more money to spend on things like vacations, movie night, date night, and spa day. This series of PSAs was created as part of the Ad Council campaign on home energy efficiency. It urges consumers to save energy in order to have more money to spend on things like vacations, movie night, date night, and spa day. Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency

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Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency August 24, 2012 - 12:28pm Addthis This series of PSAs was created as part of the Ad Council campaign on home energy efficiency. It urges consumers to save energy in order to have more money to spend on things like vacations, movie night, date night, and spa day. This series of PSAs was created as part of the Ad Council campaign on home energy efficiency. It urges consumers to save energy in order to have more money to spend on things like vacations, movie night, date night, and spa day. Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency Ad Council Campaign Educates Consumers on Home Energy Efficiency

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Hearth and Home Technologies | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Hearth and Home Technologies Jump to: navigation, search Name Hearth and Home Technologies Place Lakeville, MN Website http:www.hearthandhometechno References Hearth and Home...

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TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Right New Homes Program Right New Homes Program TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program < Back Eligibility Construction Installer/Contractor Multi-Family Residential Residential Utility Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Heat Pumps Program Info State Kentucky Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Site Built New Homes Plan: $100-$800 depending on local power company and home efficiency Manufactured Home Heat Pump: $500 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ''energy right'' New Homes Plan provides incentives for all-electric, energy-efficient new homes by offering graduated rebates for new homes. Homes built at least 7% better

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TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right' New Homes Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Right' New Homes Program Right&#039; New Homes Program TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right' New Homes Program < Back Eligibility Construction Installer/Contractor Multi-Family Residential Residential Utility Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Other Heat Pumps Program Info State Mississippi Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Site Built New Homes Plan: $100-$800 depending on local power company and home efficiency Manufactured Home Heat Pump: Up to $500 Provider Tennessee Valley Authority The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) ''energy right'' New Homes Plan provides incentives for all-electric, energy-efficient new homes by offering graduated rebates for new homes. Homes built at least 7% better

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Energy efficiency study of single-wide manufactured homes  

SciTech Connect

This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was among Tennessee Technological University, Clayton Homes, Inc., and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Manufactured homes now make up a substantial portion of the new home market, and improving the energy efficiency of these homes would save significant amounts of energy. This project explored the impact of differing levels of attic insulation, the use of evacuated insulation panels, and the application of a solar reflective roof coating. The performance of the installed roof cavity insulation compared favorably with that predicted by laboratory measurements. The more heavily insulated of the two units used about 30% less energy over the period of the project than the standard unit. Based on the experimental data, computer simulations for nine cities were completed for a single-wide manufactured home with the solar reflective roof coating. Annual electric power savings ranged from 894 kWh in Rapid City to 2119 kWh for the same roof area in Los Angeles. The field performance of vacuum insulation panels was compared with laboratory performance. The panels will perform as expected if protected from puncture.

Yarbrough, D.W.; Andrews, G.J.; Stovall, T.K.; Kelly, T.

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use November 11, 2013 - 4:23pm Addthis Estimate the energy consumption and cost to operate an appliance when making a purchase. Investing in an energy-efficient product may save you money in the long run. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/wh1600. Estimate the energy consumption and cost to operate an appliance when making a purchase. Investing in an energy-efficient product may save you money in the long run. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/wh1600. If you're trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you'd like to determine your electricity loads, you may want to estimate appliance energy consumption. Formula for Estimating Energy Consumption

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Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future Driving Home to a Clean Energy Future June 7, 2011 - 10:57am Addthis Eric Barendsen Energy Technology Program Specialist, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Working here at the Department of Energy, I hear a lot about the latest efforts to design and build vehicles for a more energy-efficient future. The clean energy innovations in vehicle technologies that DOE and its partners are advancing will help American families save money at the pump-or even allow them to quit the gas pump altogether. Today, I want to highlight a few of the recent developments that will encourage drivers to be smarter consumers, help industry leaders make the cars and trucks we drive more energy efficient, and allow us to spend less of our hard-earned

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Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use November 11, 2013 - 4:23pm Addthis Estimate the energy consumption and cost to operate an appliance when making a purchase. Investing in an energy-efficient product may save you money in the long run. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/wh1600. Estimate the energy consumption and cost to operate an appliance when making a purchase. Investing in an energy-efficient product may save you money in the long run. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/wh1600. If you're trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you'd like to determine your electricity loads, you may want to estimate appliance energy consumption. Formula for Estimating Energy Consumption

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Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use November 11, 2013 - 4:23pm Addthis Estimate the energy consumption and cost to operate an appliance when making a purchase. Investing in an energy-efficient product may save you money in the long run. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/wh1600. Estimate the energy consumption and cost to operate an appliance when making a purchase. Investing in an energy-efficient product may save you money in the long run. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/wh1600. If you're trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you'd like to determine your electricity loads, you may want to estimate appliance energy consumption. Formula for Estimating Energy Consumption

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Home Energy Saver: Reporting Issues  

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Reporting Issues Reporting Issues Thank you for reporting your issue. We will log your query and tend to it at the earliest opportunity, but may not be able to respond personally to every question. Please use this form below only to report problems or errors on this website. If you have suggestions for new features, etc., we will be best able to respond to those if you log them here. For general questions about energy efficiency. Please visit this site. If you are commenting on a particular page, please include the URL or file name of that page. If you are reporting an error in the calculator, please include the session number, (assuming you got that far) so that we can reconstruct your data. You might also consider saving the last page you submitted (save as source) for later reference. Your aid in reporting problems is invaluable.

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Benton PUD - Energy Efficient Home Builders Rebate Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Builders Rebate Program Home Builders Rebate Program Benton PUD - Energy Efficient Home Builders Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info Expiration Date 9/30/2015 State District of Columbia Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Energy Star Homes Northwest: $1,000 Provider Benton PUD Benton PUD offers rebates to builders of homes which meet Energy Star Northwest Home standards. Qualified homes are independently verified to be at least 30% more energy efficient than homes built to the 1993 national Model Energy Code or 15% more efficient than the state energy code, whichever standard is higher. Typically these standards may be met through

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Available Technologies: APIs for Online Energy Saving Tools: Home ...  

Berkeley Lab is offering direct access to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for two popular, proven energy saving online tools: Home Energy Saver and EnergyIQ.

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Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This document highlights DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's advancements in saving energy in homes, buildings, and industrial plants.

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Energy-Saving Homes, Buildings, & Manufacturing (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This document highlights DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's advancements in saving energy in homes, buildings, and industrial plants.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tips: Home Office and Electronics | Department of Energy  

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Home Office Efficient with ENERGY STAR. Laptops are far more efficient than desktop computers, especially ENERGY STAR qualified models. Use Smart Power Strips to Save Energy. 2...

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Past Webinars...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Webinars and Video Spotlights Here are past webinars and materials from Home Energy Score. July 30, 2013: Home Energy Score Program Overview for the American Gas Association U.S....

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Saving Energy and Money at Home while on Vacation | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Saving Energy and Money at Home while on Vacation Saving Energy and Money at Home while on Vacation May 9, 2011 - 12:27pm Addthis Chris Stewart Senior Communicator at DOE's...

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Energy-Efficient Home Appliances Can Save You Money | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy-Efficient Home Appliances Can Save You Money Energy-Efficient Home Appliances Can Save You Money August 15, 2013 - 9:46am Addthis Simply changing settings on your washer and...

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Building Technologies Office: Context-Aware Smart Home Energy...  

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Context-Aware Smart Home Energy Manager Research Project to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Context-Aware Smart Home Energy Manager Research Project on...

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PEPCO - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PEPCO - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program PEPCO - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program PEPCO - Home Performance with Energy Star Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Installer/Contractor Residential Savings Category Home Weatherization Commercial Weatherization Other Sealing Your Home Ventilation Manufacturing Windows, Doors, & Skylights Maximum Rebate Recommended measures resulting from Energy Audit: $2,000 Program Info Funding Source Maryland Energy Administration State Maryland Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Home Energy Audit: Cost discounted to $100 Home Insulation: 50% of cost, up to $2,000 Windows: 50% of cost, up to $2,000 Provider Maryland Energy Administration The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) offers the Home Performance with Energy Star Program which provides incentives for residential customers who

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Air Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit  

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Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit Title Air Leakage of US Homes: Regression Analysis and Improvements from Retrofit Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5966E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Chan, Wanyu R., Jeffrey Joh, and Max H. Sherman Date Published 08/2012 Keywords air infiltration, blower door, fan pressurization measurements, retrofit, weatherization Abstract LBNL Residential Diagnostics Database (ResDB) contains blower door measurements and other diagnostic test results of homes in United States. Of these, approximately 134,000 single-family detached homes have sufficient information for the analysis of air leakage in relation to a number of housing characteristics. We performed regression analysis to consider the correlation between normalized leakage and a number of explanatory variables: IECC climate zone, floor area, height, year built, foundation type, duct location, and other characteristics. The regression model explains 68% of the observed variability in normalized leakage. ResDB also contains the before and after retrofit air leakage measurements of approximately 23,000 homes that participated in weatherization assistant programs (WAPs) or residential energy efficiency programs. The two types of programs achieve rather similar reductions in normalized leakage: 30% for WAPs and 20% for other energy programs.

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Energy-efficient mortgages and home energy rating systems: A report on the nation`s progress  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes progress throughout the nation in establishing voluntary programs linking home energy rating systems (HERS) and energy-efficient mortgages (EEMs). These programs use methods for rating the energy efficiency of new and existing homes and predicting energy cost savings so lenders can factor in energy cost savings when underwriting mortgages. The programs also encourage lenders to finance cost-effective energy-efficiency improvements to existing homes with low-interest mortgages or other instruments. The money saved on utility bills over the long term can more than offset the cost of such energy-efficiency improvements. The National Collaborative on HERS and EEMs recommended that this report be prepared.

Farhar, B.C.; Eckert, J.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Home Energy Assessments | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energy 101: Wind Turbines Energy 101: Solar PV Sec. Chu Online Town Hall Energy 101: Cool Roofs Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps Why Cool Roofs? Chu at COP-16: Building a...

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First Energy Ohio - New Home Builder Incentive Program (Ohio) | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

First Energy Ohio - New Home Builder Incentive Program (Ohio) First Energy Ohio - New Home Builder Incentive Program (Ohio) First Energy Ohio - New Home Builder Incentive Program (Ohio) < Back Eligibility Construction Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Maximum Rebate $1,200/home Program Info Funding Source Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison State Ohio Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount New Home: $400, plus $0.10/kWh saved annually over the reference home, as calculated by REM/Rate Ohio subsidiaries of FirstEnergy (Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison) offer rebates for builders of new, energy efficient homes. Each newly built home is eligible for a rebate of $400, plus $0.10/kWh

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Tips: Home Office and Electronics | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Home Office and Electronics Home Office and Electronics Tips: Home Office and Electronics April 24, 2012 - 6:52pm Q&A How do you save energy when working at home? Ask Us Addthis Keep Your Home Office Efficient with ENERGY STAR. 1 of 2 Keep Your Home Office Efficient with ENERGY STAR. Laptops are far more efficient than desktop computers, especially ENERGY STAR qualified models. Use Smart Power Strips to Save Energy. 2 of 2 Use Smart Power Strips to Save Energy. Many electronics go into standby mode when you turn them off. Reduce wasted (vampire) power by plugging electronics into a smart power strip, which can turn your electronics off completely. Shop for ENERGY STAR® Office Products Computers Imaging equipment (copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners) Monitors and other displays Many people work from home at least one day per week. Working from home

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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR | Department of Energy  

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for Parking Lots Lighten Energy Load The GE GeoSpring(tm) Electric Heat Pump Water Heater is readily integrated into new and existing home designs. Taking up the same footprint...

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EIA Energy Kids - In Homes - Energy Information Administration  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Lights have revolutionized the way we live, ... The pie chart on the right shows the major energy uses in homes in ... are now standard equipment in about 87% of U.S ...

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DOE Challenge Home Case Study, Nexus EnergyHomes, Frederick, MD, Production  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Nexus Nexus EnergyHomes Frederick, MD BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE DOE Challenge Home builders are in the top 1% of builders in the country meeting the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specifi ed by the U.S. Department of Energy. Every DOE Challenge Home starts with ENERGY STAR for Homes Version 3 for an energy-effi cient home built on a solid foundation of building science research. Then, even more advanced technologies are designed in for a home that goes above and beyond current code to give you the superior quality construction, HVAC, appliances, indoor air quality, safety, durability, comfort, and solar-ready components along with ultra-low or no utility bills. This provides homeowners with a quality home that will last for generations to come.

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Everything You Need to Know about Home Energy Assessments | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Everything You Need to Know about Home Energy Assessments Everything You Need to Know about Home Energy Assessments Everything You Need to Know about Home Energy Assessments March 30, 2010 - 7:30am Addthis Elizabeth Spencer Communicator, National Renewable Energy Laboratory We've talked an awful lot about home energy assessments (or "energy audits") here on this blog. So if you've been following us for a while, you already know the drill: You spend a bit of money on an assessment, you get a detailed analysis of where your house is wasting energy, and you end up with a targeted way to improve your home. But if you'd like to learn more-or you want to pass along the love of energy assessments to others-Energy Savers has now put together a video that describes the entire process! The video provides a basic overview of just about everything you'd need to

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Modesto Irrigation District - New Home Energy Efficiency Rebate Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Modesto Irrigation District - New Home Energy Efficiency Rebate Modesto Irrigation District - New Home Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Modesto Irrigation District - New Home Energy Efficiency Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Construction Multi-Family Residential Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Home Weatherization Construction Commercial Weatherization Commercial Heating & Cooling Design & Remodeling Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Single-Family Dwelling: $500 Multi-Family Dwelling: $250 Provider Energy Management Department Modesto Irrigation District's MPower New Home Program provides incentives to builders and homeowners for designing and building energy-efficient homes. Eligible homes must meet the guidelines for California Energy Star Qualified New Homes, listed on the program application. Each qualified new

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Duke Energy (Electric)- Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program (South Carolina)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Duke Energy encourages residential customers to buy energy-efficient homes through its [http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_homes.hm_index Energy Star Homes Program], which awards a rate...

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How Are You Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer? | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer? Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer? How Are You Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer? July 21, 2011 - 8:06am Addthis This week, Allison shared her experience of adding insulation to her attic. The result? A better-insulated home with less use of her air conditioning system. It's one of several things she's doing to keep her home cool during the summer (though insulation is effective year round). How are you keeping your home cool this summer? Have you taken any steps to improve the efficiency of your attic? Each week, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov. Addthis Related Articles How Do You Shade Your Home in the Summer?

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How Are You Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer? | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

How Are You Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer? How Are You Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer? How Are You Keeping Your Home Cool This Summer? July 21, 2011 - 8:06am Addthis This week, Allison shared her experience of adding insulation to her attic. The result? A better-insulated home with less use of her air conditioning system. It's one of several things she's doing to keep her home cool during the summer (though insulation is effective year round). How are you keeping your home cool this summer? Have you taken any steps to improve the efficiency of your attic? Each week, you have the chance to share your thoughts on a question about energy efficiency or renewable energy for consumers. E-mail your responses to the Energy Saver team at consumer.webmaster@nrel.gov. Addthis Related Articles How Do You Shade Your Home in the Summer?

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DOE Challenge Home www.buildings.energy.gov/challenge U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home VERIFIER PARTNER AGREEMENT Contents Instructions for Partnering with U.S. Department of Energy .................................................................. 2 U.S. Department of Energy Challenge Home Terms of the Agreement ................................................ 3 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................ 3 Program Definitions and Eligible Organizations ................................................................................ 3 General terms and commitments made between DOE Challenge Home Program and Verifier Partners ................................................................................................................................................ 4

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Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background  

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Research and Background to someone by E-mail Research and Background to someone by E-mail Share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Facebook Tweet about Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Twitter Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Google Bookmark Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Delicious Rank Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on Digg Find More places to share Building Technologies Office: Home Energy Score Research and Background on AddThis.com... About Take Action to Save Energy Partner With DOE Activities Solar Decathlon Building America Home Energy Score Get Involved Partners Research & Background

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