Individual Energy Saving Actions
Georgetown University energy prize’s individual efficiency guides
While there is a lot of information available for consumers, a lot of it is relatively dense, and/or requires an advanced degree in engineering and math to truly understand what actions are best for an individual to take.
To help individuals make more efficiency energy choices, a Georgetown University Energy Prize Fellow, Catherine Huber, spent the last few months distilling the wealth of available information into a few easy-to-understand guides. Download each of the PDF documents below:
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ENERGY STAR Home Advisor
HUD.GOV’s Consumer Guide to Energy-Efficient and Healthy Homes
Visit HUD.gov’s consumer guide that describes how to improve a home’s energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, which can help reduce heating and cooling costs, save energy, and improve occupants’ health and comfort levels.
Home Energy Saver™ Online Calculator and Recommendations
The Home Energy Saver™ (HES) empowers homeowners and renters to save money, live better, and help the earth by reducing energy use in their homes. HES provides personalized recommendations of energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home and make sense for the home’s climate and local energy prices.
EPA’s Household Carbon Footprint Calculator
While energy efficiency is the goal of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, we know many households are looking to not only conserve energy, but reduce their environmental impact. Use the EPA’s Household Carbon Footprint Calculator to estimate a “ballpark” figure for your greenhouse gasses and look for ways that you can improve.