|DOE's Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The Home Energy Saver was the first Internet-based tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings.|
|Johnson Controls Building Calculator- obtain estimates of energy cost savings, increased productivity and reduced carbon emissions that could result from improvements.The site contains tips, case studies and other information to help building owners and operators make their facilities more efficient. Mainly for institutional buildings...|
|2008 Buildings Energy Data Book- Statistics on residential and commercial building energy consumption. Data tables contain statistics related to construction, building technologies, energy consumption, and building characteristics. U.S. Dept of Energy.|
|Rocky Mountain Institute. Home Resource Efficiency
From basic information on home resource efficiency to more detailed publications.
|U.S. DOE. A Consumer's Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.|
|US DOE High Performance Buildings Database is research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that seeks to improve building performance measuring methods by collecting data on various factors that affect a building's performance, such as energy, materials, and land use.|
|Residential Energy Services Network's (RESNET) mission is to ensure the success of the building energy performance certification industry, set the standards of quality, and increase the opportunity for ownership of high performance buildings.|
|Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).|
|Energy Efficiency in Buildings is the Blog of the Director of the WBCSD's Energy Efficiency in Buildings project.|
|Resource-Efficient Homes across America. Search for resource efficient homes across the country. Find organizations who support resource efficiency in your area. Find examples of resource efficient construction processes. Find local assistance for resource efficient building.|
|Energy Efficiency Competitions:|
|challenge.ecomagination.com||GE Ecomagination Challenge, a $200 million innovation experiment where businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators and students share their best ideas on how to build the next-generation power grid – and just might get funded. They’ve teamed up with some of the best-known venture capital firms, including Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, KPCB and Rockport Capital, to help back the most promising ideas. There are three categories for submission: Renewable Energy, Grid Efficiency, EcoHomes/EcoBuildings.|
|HOMER is a computer model that simplifies the task of evaluating design options for both off-grid and grid-connected power systems. HOMER's optimization and sensitivity analysis algorithms allow you to evaluate the economic and technical feasibility of a large number of technology options and to account for variation in technology costs and energy resource availability. Free for six months.|
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