DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

DOE Zero Energy Ready Home: The Proud Green Home at Serenbe

Home builder Luis Imery has built a home any homeowner would be proud of, the first U.S. Department of Energy-certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia. The Proud Green Home was constructed in...

Buying Green Power - You Really Can Make a Difference

Regardless of where you live, you can purchase green power to encourage greater use of renewable energy technologies.

Colorado Homeowner Preferences on Energy and Environmental Policy

Colorado homeowners follow national trends in preferring renewable energy over conventional energy sources. An extensive survey showed residents would most frequently select photovoltaic, wind and passive solar energy.

Utility Green Pricing Programs: Design, Implementation and Consumer Response

Since the introduction of the concept in the United States, the number of unique utility green pricing programs has expanded exponentially. The design and implementation has also changed, as has the consumer response to these changes.

Green Power Marketing in the United States: A Status Report

This report documents green power marketing activities and trends in the United States, focusing on consumer decisions to purchase electricity supplied from renewable energy sources.

Identifying Cost-Effective Residential Energy Efficiency Opportunities for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

An updated analysis of the 2005 Energy Efficiency Potential Study completed by KEMA for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), which identifies potential energy efficiency opportunities in the residential sector on Kauai.

Energy Innovations: Science & Technology at NREL, Winter 2010

An overview of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's latest accomplishments and activities, and a peek into what's on the horizon for the green industry.

Statistical Analysis of the Factors Influencing Consumer Use of E85

Evaluating the sales patterns of E85 retail outlets can provide important information about consumer behavior regarding E85, locating future E85 fueling infrastructure and developing future alternative fuel policies and programs.

Attic Access - Provide adequate insulation coverage and air sealing for the access between living space and the unconditioned attic

A home's attic access, such as an attic hatch, pull-down stairs, or knee-wall door, often goes uninsulated, representing one of the biggest deficiencies in the thermal barrier between the attic and conditioned space. This gap in the attic insulation increases heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, and makes indoor living areas uncomfortable.

Moving Toward Zero Energy Homes in California: "Green" House Effect Makes Sense in the Golden State

The New American Home, an annual project that is focused on the future of homebuilding, features the latest marketable technologies. This particular home was created and monitored in California.

Energy Savers Tips on Saving Energy and Money at Home

This guide 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.

Small Wind Electric Systems: An Iowa Consumer's Guide

Small Wind Electric Systems An Iowa Consumer's Guide provides consumers with enough information to help them determine if a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home based on their wind resource, energy needs and economics.

Making Your Home Energy Smart: Web Resources

Making Your Home Energy Smart: Web Resources

This mini-guide provides a variety of web-based resources for those looking to make their home greener.

Solar Electricity for Your Home

This brochure describes the benefits of using solar electricity in your home.

Clean Energy Choices: Tips on Buying and Using Renewable Energy at Home

This brochure provides information on how consumers can use renewable energy in and around the home.

Solar Heated Pools for Your Home

This brochure describes the benefits of using solar power to heat your residential swimming pool.

On the Path to Zero Energy Homes

This brochure describes the Zero Energy Homes concept using a case study in Florida. Energy efficiency and solar energy technologies can result in zero net energy consumption from nonrenewable sources.

Solar Hot Water for Your Home

This brochure describes the cost-saving and energy-saving benefits of using solar heated water in your home.

Small Wind Electric Systems: A Missouri Consumer's Guide

Small Wind Electric Systems: A Missouri Consumer's Guide provides consumers with information to help them determine whether a small wind electric system can provide all or a portion of the energy they need for their home based on their wind resource, energy needs and economics.

Building America Best Practices Series: Volume 3; Builders and Buyers Handbook for Improving New Home Efficiency, Comfort, and Durability in Cold and Very Cold Climates

This best practices guide is part of a series produced by Building America to help builders large and small build high-quality, energy-efficient homes that achieve 30 percent energy savings in space conditioning and water heating in the cold and very cold climates. The savings are in comparison with the 1993 Model Energy Code.

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