SBN Green Resources - Home and Commercial

Home and Commercial Energy Efficiency

A Guide to Energy Efficient Home Lighting
A home energy efficiency website with many free resources to educate homeowners on energy efficient lighting. The resources highlight energy savings, monetary savings, and important characteristics to look for when purchasing efficient bulbs.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
A nonprofit organization with many resources for homeowners looking to reduce energy use and save money.

California Energy Commission
Californias primary energy policy and planning agency. Much of the information on this site offers numerous resources to help improve the efficiency of homes (such as the energy efficiency guide).

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)
Provides energy efficiency information for a wide variety of sectors, including government, industry, and others, as well as a resource library.

Energy Star
Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

Solar Tribune
Provides helpful tools and resources for people considering solar power solutions.

The Green Home Guide
The U.S. Green Building Councils Green Home Guide presents helpful resources on LEED for homes. The web site provides resources, information, and news for anyone who is interested in certifying a home under the LEED standard.

Better Bricks
BetterBricks champions the guiding principle that commercial buildings should be designed and operated with energy top of mind. The goal is to accelerate the adoption of energy efficiency best practices among real-world building professionals.

The Lighting Design Lab
The Lighting Design Lab is a commercial & industrial lighting (not-for-profit) education facility funded by major NW electric utilities & conservation partners. We promote energy efficient lighting through consultations, evaluations, mockup demonstrations, and classes.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Within the DOE, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy contains tips for saving energy in various areas of the home, such as landscaping, appliances, and windows.

Alliance to Save Energy
Offers energy saving tips and information on energy efficient products on the market.

NAESCO
A national trade association which has been a leader in initiating changes in the market for more effective energy solutions. The website features informative news, events, helpful books, and job postings.

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
RMI advances market-based solutions, engaging businesses, communities, and institutions to cost-effectively shift to efficiency and renewables. The site also features discussion groups and other valuable resources.

 

News

Looking Back at the Photo Reel: President Hibbs' First Day in Office

July 1 marked an era of new beginnings at the University of Dallas as Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, stepped into the limelight as the university’s ninth and first alumnus president. And his early morning arrival on UD’s Irving campus denoted a full-circle homecoming for the former Holy Trinity seminarian.

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Alumna, Family Endow Chemistry Scholarship, Honor Retired Provost

On July 9, President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, along with Alex and Martha Galbraith, parents of alumna Alison Galbraith, BA '12, signed the C.W. Eaker Scholarship Fund for Chemistry/Biochemistry at UD. The endowed scholarship is the first to be received by Hibbs since his presidency began on July 1; it honors longtime and much-loved chemistry professor C.W. Eaker, Ph.D., who served UD with distinction for over 40 years, first as a faculty member, then as dean of Constantin College and finally as provost of the university.

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