HOME ENERGY YARDSTICK -- You can compare your household's energy use to others across the country and get recommendations for improvement. The website is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
INTERACTIVE HOUSE -- Take a room-by-room tour of ENERGY Star@home and learn what you can do to save energy, save money and help protect our environment in your home.PODCAST – AT HOME WITH ENERGY STAR -- Watch "At Home with ENERGY STAR" as a home improvement expert takes you through a real home to learn energy-saving tips.
South Dakota Energy Smart -- South Dakota Energy Smart is a state-wide initiative coordinated by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. The initiative is designed to foster the development, implementation and promotion of energy efficiency programs in South Dakota.
Minnesota Energy Info Center -- The Minnesota Office of Energy Security provides information on energy efficiency and renewables, incentives and project funding, data and reports, and low income assistance.
U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy -- The Department of Energy will help you save energy at home, find a “green job”, learn about projects in your state, find grants and financial assistance, and find educational resources.
Energy Information Administration (EIA) -- The U.S. government provides official energy statistics, including an in-depth discussion of the concept of energy efficiency and how it is measured, as well as analysis of greenhouse gas emissions as related to energy use and energy efficiency.
Questline -- Questline is a FREE technical information service for business customers, and provides tools and resources to help you boost your bottom line.AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance – Search the AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance to find efficiency and capacity ratings on equipment and to print the AHRI Certificate of Product Ratings for specific equipment. This directory is used by Bright Energy SolutionsSM to verify that equipment installed qualifies for available incentives.
Families can learn more about what they can do to be more energy efficient through a new kids website offered by Energy Star and Seuss Enterprises.
The website includes a number of fun-filled activities for kids, including games, word puzzles, and more.
Dr. Seuss's character, the Lorax, will be encouraging families to take action to fight global warming, become more energy efficient, and protect the Earth through a variety of activities found on the website.
Check out the new Energy Star kids site today!
Keep your oven door closed when baking. Every time you open the oven door, the temperature can drop 25 degrees.
For oven cooking, use the lowest temperature setting possible and preheat the oven to the exact temperature required.
When cooking on range tops, cover pots and pants; foods will cook more efficiently and the kitchen will stay cooler in the summer.
Follow these guidelines to reduce the amount of energy your refrigerator uses: