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Whole House Approach

U.S. Department of Energy: Whole House Systems Approach
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/designing_remodeling/index.cfm/mytopic=10370

Whole Building Design Guide
http://www.wbdg.org/wbdg_approach.php

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=hpwes_profiles.showSplash

Energy Audits

U.S. Department of Energy: Home Energy Assessments
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11160

U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/wap.html

ENERGY STAR Partner Locator
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=new_homes_partners.locator

Residential Energy Services Network
http://www.resnet.us/

Visual Energy Assessment

U.S. Department of Energy: Home Energy Assessment
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11160

U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/wap.html

Complete Energy Audit

Blower Door Test
U.S. Department of Energy: Blower Door Test
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11190

Home Energy Magazine: Introduction to Blower Doors
http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/94/940110.html

Thermographic Scan

U.S. Department of Energy: Thermographic Inspections
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11200

HVAC: System

U.S. Department of Energy: Space Heating and Cooling
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12300

ENERGY STAR
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=heat_cool.pr_checklist_consumers

HVAC: Heat Pump

U.S. Department of Energy: Heat Pump Systems
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12610.

ENERGY STAR: Air Source Heat Pumps
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=EP

Consortium for Energy Efficiency
http://www.ceedirectory.org/

HVAC: Space Heater

U.S. Department of Energy: Portable Heaters
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12600

International Association of Certified Home Inspection: Energy Efficient Space Heaters
http://www.nachi.org/space-heaters.htm

HVAC: Biomass Stove

U.S. Department of Energy: Wood and Pellet Heating
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12570

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Wood Heater Compliance Monitoring Program
http://www.epa.gov/Compliance/monitoring/programs/caa/woodheaters.html

Pellet Fuels Institute
http://pelletheat.org/

HVAC: AC
U.S. Department of Energy: Air Conditioning
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12370

American Council for an Energy-Efficiency Economy
http://www.aceee.org/consumer/cooling

ENERGY STAR: Central Air Conditioning
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=CA

ENERGY STAR: Room Air Conditioning
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=AC

HVAC: Circulating Fan
Home Energy Magazine: Getting the Most from your Fan
http://homeenergy.org/consumerinfo/fans/index.php

U.S. Department of Energy: Ceiling Fans and Other Circulating Fans
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12355

ENERGY STAR: Ceiling Fans
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=CF

Programmable Thermostat
U.S. Department of Energy: Thermostats and Control Systems
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12720

ENERGY STAR: Programmable Thermostats
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=TH

Insulation and Air Sealing

U.S. Department of Energy: Air Sealing
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11230

U.S. Department of Energy: Insulation
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11320

Insulation: Walls
ENERGY STAR: Recommended Levels of Insulation
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_insulation_table

Department of Energy: Insulation Fact Sheet
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/ins_06.html

Department of Energy: Insulation
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11320

ENERGY STAR: DIY Guide
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=diy.diy_index

Insulation: Doors

U.S. Department of Energy: Exterior Doors
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/windows_doors_skylights/index.cfm/mytopic=13610

ENERGY STAR: Windows, Doors and Skylights
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=WI

Insulation: Attic
ENERGY STAR: Recommended Levels of Insulation
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_insulation_table

Department of Energy: Insulation Fact Sheet
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/ins_06.html

Department of Energy: Insulation
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11320

ENERGY STAR: DIY Guide
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=diy.diy_index

ENERGY STAR: Recommended Levels of Insulation
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_insulation_table

Department of Energy: Insulation Fact Sheet
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/ins_06.html

Department of Energy: Insulation
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11320

ENERGY STAR: DIY Guide
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=diy.diy_index

Insulation: Wrapping Water Heaters and Pipes

U.S. Department of Energy: Insulating Hot Water Pipes
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/water_heating/index.cfm/mytopic=13060

U.S. Department of Energy: Insulating Hot Water Heaters
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/water_heating/index.cfm/mytopic=13070

Air Sealing

U.S. Department of Energy: Air Sealing
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11230

Caulk

U.S. Department of Energy: Caulking
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11270

Weatherstripping

U.S. Department of Energy: Weatherstripping
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11280

Venting and the Stack Effect

U.S. Department of Energy: Ventilation
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11830

Air Conditioning Contractors of America: Contractor Locator
http://www.acca.org/contractors/

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
http://www.ashrae.org/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Ventilation for Homes
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/hip-ventilation.html

Windows

U.S. Department of Energy: Windows
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/windows_doors_skylights/index.cfm/mytopic=13330

ENERGY STAR: Windows, Doors and Skylights
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=WI

New Windows
U.S. Department of Energy: Windows
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/windows_doors_skylights/index.cfm/mytopic=13330

ENERGY STAR: Windows, Doors and Skylights
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=WI

The National Fenestration Rating Council
http://www.nfrc.org/

Efficient Windows Collaborative
http://www.efficientwindows.org/index.cfm

Storm Windows

U.S. Department of Energy: Storm Windows
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/windows_doors_skylights/index.cfm/mytopic=13490

Home Energy Magazine: Storm Windows
http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/00/000711.html

National Association of Homebuilders: Interior Storm Windows
http://www.toolbase.org/TechInventory/techDetails.aspx?ContentDetailID=938

Window Coverings

U.S. Department of Energy: Windows Treatments and Coverings
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/windows_doors_skylights/index.cfm/mytopic=13500

Roof

Cool Roofing
U.S. Department of Energy: Cool Roofs
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/designing_remodeling/index.cfm/mytopic=10095

ENERGY STAR: Roof Products
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=RO

Cool Roof Rating Council
http://www.coolroofs.org/HomeandBuildingOwnersInfo.html#roofingproducts

Green Roofs

International Green Roof Association
http://www.igra-world.com/index.php

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
http://greenroofs.org/

Green Roofs Tree of Knowledge
http://greenroofs.org/grtok/

New York City Green Roof and Landscape
http://www.newyorkcitygreenroof.com/index.html

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Green Roofs
http://www.epa.gov/heatisland/mitigation/greenroofs.htm

Roofing Materials
ENERGY STAR: Roof Products
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=RO

Whole Building Design Guide
http://wbdg.org/design/env_roofing.php

Appliances

U.S. Department of Energy: Appliances and Home Electronics
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/appliances/index.cfm/mytopic=10020

ENERGY STAR: Products
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_find_es_products

Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy: Renewable Energy
http://www.energysavers.gov/renewable_energy/

Solar
U.S. Department of Energy: Passive Solar Home Design
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/designing_remodeling/index.cfm/mytopic=10250

Whole Building Design Guide: Passive Solar Heating
http://www.wbdg.org/resources/psheating.php

U.S. Department of Energy: Photovoltaic Systems
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/electricity/index.cfm/mytopic=10710

Whole Building Design Guide: Building Integrated Photovoltaics
http://www.wbdg.org/resources/bipv.php

U.S. Department of Energy: Solar Water Heaters
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/water_heating/index.cfm/mytopic=12850

U.S. Department of Energy: Active Solar Heating
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm?mytopic=12490

Solar Rating and Certification Corporation
http://www.solar-rating.org/

Geothermal

U.S. Department of Energy: Geothermal Heat Pumps
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12640

ENERGY STAR: Geothermal Heat Pumps
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=HP

International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
http://www.igshpa.okstate.edu/

Fuel Cell

U.S. Department of Energy: Fuel Cell Basics
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/education/basics_fuelcell.html

Whole Building Design Guide: Fuel Cell Technology
http://www.wbdg.org/resources/fuelcell.php

U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Program
http://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/fuel_cells.html

Daylighting

U.S. Department of Energy: Daylighting
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/lighting_daylighting/index.cfm/mytopic=12290

Daylighting Collaborative
http://www.daylighting.org/

Rating Systems

ENERGY STAR
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_homes.nh_verification_process

AFUE

U.S. Department of Energy: Furnaces and Boilers
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12530

Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute
http://www.ahridirectory.org/ahridirectory/pages/home.aspx

HERS

Residential Energy Services Network
http://www.resnet.us/

ENERGY STAR: Home Energy Rating
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=bldrs_lenders_raters.nh_HERS

BPI & RESNET

Building Performance Institute
http://bpi.org/

Residential Energy Services Network
http://www.resnet.us/

LEED
United States Green Building Coucil
http://www.usgbc.org/

Plumbing

EPA WaterSense
http://www.epa.gov/watersense/index.html

Oikos, Green Building Source: Composting Toilet
http://oikos.com/library/compostingtoilet/

U.S. Department of Energy: Reduce Hot Water
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/water_heating/index.cfm/mytopic=13050

Home Energy Magazine
http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/98/980717.html

Weatherization

U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/wap.html

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/#about

Financing

On-Bill
State & Local Energy Report: On-Bill Financing


http://www.stateenergyreport.com/on-bill-financing/