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 is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that
helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior
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.
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,
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
Alliance to Save Energy
Offers energy saving tips and information on energy efficient products on the market.
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.