Alliance to Save Energy, “Save
Energy at Home”
Students can stimulate their
parents to incorporate energy efficiency into their household purchasing
decisions and daily habits. The Alliance to Save Energy presents web pages
and lesson plans designed to help improve energy efficiency in the home.
Alliance to Save Energy, “A Home Energy
This activity helps students
think like Building Inspectors, identifying whatever helps or hurts energy
conservation in a specific building. At the completion of this activity,
students should be able to identify the major construction, maintenance and
design features that make a building energy efficient; define and use each
of the vocabulary terms discussed in this unit; and explain energy saving
steps to a homeowner.
Edison Electric Institute, "Get Energy Active"
This website, sponsored by
the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), is aimed primarily at residential
consumers and educating them about the wise use of electricity and steps
they can take. Topics covered include the value of electricity, climate
change, wise use of electricity, investing in the future, getting involved,
and others. Discussion boards and links to videos and interactive maps
extend and tailor the content to the user's needs. Read their monthly
newsletters to learn why a smart electric future benefits us all.
Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.
Department of Energy, and U.S. Department of Housing, "Partnerships for Home Energy Efficiency"
The Partnerships for Home Energy Efficiency
is a new, multi-agency effort of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) to bring greater energy efficiency to the U.S.
housing market. Our goal is to help households save 10 percent or more on
home energy bills over the next 10 years. The initiative builds on existing
policies and programs that involve partnerships with manufacturers,
retailers, home contractors and remodelers, utilities, states, financial
organizations, and educational institutions, among others, to leverage the
power and creativity of the marketplace.
Environmental Protection Agency and U.S.
Department of Energy, “Energy Star”
ENERGY STAR is a
government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the
environment through superior energy efficiency. Last year alone, Americans,
with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy to power 20 million homes
and avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 18 million cars
- all while saving $8 billion.
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