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GREEN SCHOOLS

Michigan Green Schools www.michigangreenschools.us/

Wisconsin Green & Healthy Schools  http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/greenschools/index.htm

Michigan GREEN (Group for a Renewable Energy Efficient Nation): http://www.michigangreen.org/index.html

Alliance to Save Energy Green Schools and Green Campus Programs: www.ase.org/section/_audience/educators
 
Greening Schools (Illinois EPA; home/school energy audit lessons for middle and high schools):
http://www.greeningschools.org/resources/view_cat_teacher.cfm?id=192 

 

HOME ENERGY AUDITS

Seattle Green Home “Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit”:
www.seattle.gov/dpd/static/1FINAL-EnergyGuide%208x11_LatestReleased_DPDP_021861.pdf

The Daily Green Home Energy Audit
http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/DIY-home-energy-audit

DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Home Energy Audits www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/your_home/energy_audits/index.cfm/mytopic=11170

Flex Your Power Energy Audit 
http://www.fypower.org/res/energyaudit/diy.html

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Network Home Energy Inspection: www.diynetwork.com/diy/he_diagnostics/article/0,2037,DIY_13893_2274797,00.html  

Great articles on recycling, alternative cleaners, and energy efficiency
http://www.homeownersinsurance.org/

 
HOME ENERGY CALCULATORS

Energy Star Home Energy Yardstick: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=home_energy_yardstick.showStep2 

Home Analyzer: www.energyguide.com  (replacement appliance calculators & conservation tips)

 

HOME ENERGY USE CHECKLISTS & ENERGY-SAVING TIPS

American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Consumer Resources and Home Energy Action Checklist:  http://www.aceee.org/consumerguide/checklist.htm 

Smart Energy Living Alliance Self-Audit Checklist http://smartenergyliving.org/cm/Home_Owners/Energy_Efficiency/Energy_Analysis.html#Self-Audit

Alliance to Save Energy: www.ase.org/section/_audience/consumers/homecheckup  (plus No & Low Cost Tips to Save Energy and Money and Energy Fact Sheet at www.ase.org/content/article/detail/965)

 

ENERGY RETROFIT AND REMODELING 

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Sealing and Insulating: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=diy.diy_index 

City of Seattle Green Homes Remodeling Guides (includes overview, bath/laundry, kitchen, painting, landscaping, roofing, hiring a pro, salvage/reuse, DIY energy guide, and green home buyer’s guide)   www.seattle.gov/dpd/GreenBuilding/SingleFamilyResidential/Resources/RemodelingGuides/default.asp

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 2008 Insulation Fact Sheet: www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs+walls/insulation/ins_08.html

Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 2004. Homeowner Retrofit Guide www.ornl.gov/sci/btc/pdfs/homeownerguide15.pdf

Energy Efficient Rehab Advisor : http://www.rehabadvisor.pathnet.org/index.asp

DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Consumer’s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/your_home/

DOE Energy Savers Booklet:  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/pdfs/energy_savers.pdf 

Do-It-Yourself  (DIY) Network (links to various energy topics)  www.diynetwork.com/diy/hi_home_energy_efficiency/0,2036,DIY_13920,00.html

ENERGYsmart Library for Your Home www.energyguide.com/library/energylibraryhome.asp?sid=451&referid=0&bid=default&prd=10


PRODUCT EFFICIENCY & COST CALCULATORS

Greener Choices (Consumer Reports): www.greenerchoices.org and www.greenerchoices.org/calculators.cfm

HomeAnalyzer EnergySaver Calculators: www.energyguide.com/audit/HAintro.asp  (refrigerator, washer, dryer, lighting, heating/cooling, thermostat, water heater, room AC; doesn’t compare specific models but includes tips)

Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator (Energy Star): www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=refrig.calculator&screen=1

Energy Star Qualified Products: www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.

 

Compiled by Kristine Bradof (kbradof@mtu.edu) , Michigan Technological University Environmental Sustainability Committee, for Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education in partial fulfillment of an Energy Education grant from the Michigan Energy Office (Dec.08)