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Energy Efficiency Resources

This page provides a list of the energy efficiency resources that we publish on

  • Energy Efficiency Guide: Includes resources for homeowners and professionals, including heating, cooling and swimming pool cost calculators, tips for improving the efficiency of metal buildings, and events and job listings for energy professionals.
  • Energy Vampires: this article explains phantom load, how to estimate the annual cost of energy vampires, and provides suggestions on how to reduce the amount of energy they consume in standby.
  • Light Bulb Comparison chart: this chart compares LED, compact flourescent and incandescent light bulbs on 20 different criteria
  • Debunking Common Myths about Wind Energy: we examine whether wind turbines hurt tourism, health, property values and more.
  • High-efficiency boilers: boilers with an AFUE of at least 90%
  • High-efficiency furnaces: furnaces with an AFUE of at least 90%
  • Pelamis Wave Energy: A history and profile of the first company to supply clean renewable electricity to the commercial grid from a wave energy converter
  • World's Shortest Recycling Guide: An updated, printable, 1-page guide for what can be recycled, and what can't.

Definitions of Energy Efficiency Terms

  • AFUE: Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
  • EER: Energy Efficiency Rating
  • HSPF: Heating Seasonal Performance Factor
  • SEER: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating
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