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

UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

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How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

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Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

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