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Energy and Energy Efficiency


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Clean Cities 2012 Vehicle Buyers' Guide
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Clean Cities 2012 Vehicle Buyers' Guide
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The expanding availability of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles makes it easier than ever to reduce petroleum use, cut emissions, and save on fuel costs. This guide features a comprehensive list of vehicles set to hit the market in model year 2012.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Cooling Your Home Naturally
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Cooling Your Home Naturally
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Common sense suggestions and low-cost alternatives to air conditioning that will help keep your home cool and save electricity while doing it.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Don't Be Left in the Dark
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Don't Be Left in the Dark
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Actions You Can Take to Prevent Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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ENERGY STAR Consumer Electronics
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ENERGY STAR Consumer Electronics
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ENERGY STAR qualified TVs, VCRs, home audio and DVD products, and set-top boxes in the "off" position consume up to 50 percent less energy than conventional models. Learn more about ENERGY STAR qualified producs which can substatially cut your energy costs.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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ENERGY STAR: Is it Time for a Change?
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ENERGY STAR: Is it Time for a Change?
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How do you know if it's time to replace your old heating and cooling equipment or improve the performance of your overall system?
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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ENERGY STAR: Programmable Thermostats
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ENERGY STAR: Programmable Thermostats
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When you purchase a programmable thermostat that has earned the ENERGY STAR, you know that it meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with no compromise on quality. When you use less energy you help to protect the environment while saving money on your energy bills.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Elements of an Energy-Efficient House
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Elements of an Energy-Efficient House
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Recent technological improvements in building elements and construction techniques allow one to seamlessly integrate most modern energy saving ideas into house designs while improving comfort, health, and aesthetics.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Money & Energy at Home
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Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Money & Energy at Home
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Reduce your home energy use with tips on insulation, weatherization, heating and more. (Previous item number: 332W)
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Frequently Asked Questions About ENERGY STAR and Energy Efficient Mortgages
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Frequently Asked Questions About ENERGY STAR and Energy Efficient Mortgages
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ENERGY STAR qualified homes can save homeowners hundreds of dollars annually on their energy bills while delivering more comfort and helping protect the environment.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Air Sealing
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Guide to Air Sealing
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Air sealing is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Cool Roofs
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Guide to Cool Roofs
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Traditional dark-colored roofing materials absorb sunlight, making them warm in the sun and increasing the need for air conditioning. White or special "cool color" roofs absorb less sunlight, stay cooler.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Durable Attics
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Guide to Durable Attics
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This fact sheet provides information on how to prevent moisture, properly insulate, and provide adequate ventilation in your attic.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating & Cooling
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Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating & Cooling
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Make smart decisions about your home's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that can help save on energy costs, improve your overall comfort at home, and help fight global warming.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Energy-Efficient Lighting
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Guide to Energy-Efficient Lighting
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Lighting accounts for about 15% of an average home's electricity use, so it pays to make energy-efficient choices.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Energy-Efficient Windows
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Guide to Energy-Efficient Windows
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This factsheet provides information on increasing the energy efficiency of windows in your home.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Home Energy Assessments
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Guide to Home Energy Assessments
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A home energy assessment involves checking your home for areas where you can save energy and money. A home energy assessment is the essential first step to lowering your energy bills.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Home Insulation
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Guide to Home Insulation
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Insulation material, when properly used, can make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient, and can significantly reduce heating and cooling bills throughout the year.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Guide to Kitchen Appliances
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Guide to Kitchen Appliances
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This fact sheet tells you how to buy and maintain energy-efficient kitchen appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, and dishwashers, to save energy and money.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Let's Go Green Shopping
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Let's Go Green Shopping
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Everything you buy affects the environment, but some choices are better than others. Use the tips and resources in this brochure to make yourself an educated consumer.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Quick List of ENERGY STAR Resources for Homes
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Quick List of ENERGY STAR Resources for Homes
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Tips for saving energy and money and fighting global warming.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Residential New Construction: An Overview of Energy Use and Energy Efficiency Opportunties
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Residential New Construction: An Overview of Energy Use and Energy Efficiency Opportunties
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Because homes can be enjoyed from 50 to 100 years, ensuring their energy efficiency during design and construction is an excellent way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save American homeowners millions of dollars.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Retrofit Best Practices Guide: How to Save Energy When You Fix Up the Outside of Your Not-So-New House
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Retrofit Best Practices Guide: How to Save Energy When You Fix Up the Outside of Your Not-So-New House
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Retrofit your home to reduce your utility bills and improve your comfort level and improve our environment.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR
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Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR
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Learn how to save money on energy costs by properly sealing your home.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Tips for Consumers Who Change Their Own Motor Fuel and Oil Filters
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Tips for Consumers Who Change Their Own Motor Fuel and Oil Filters
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If all of the used oil that is improperly disposed of were properly managed, the United States could save thousands of barrels of oil each day.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Tips for Preventing Pollution
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Tips for Preventing Pollution
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These tips can save consumers money and energy and help the environment.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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