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Energy Crossroads:
Practical Web Resources for Residential Energy Users

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Cut 20% on your home electricity consumption. This 20% solution web site identifies energy efficiency measures and their predicted percentage savings to help you save energy.

The power grid that supplies the electric current coming into your home or business is designed to maintain a dynamic balance between the consumer demand for electricity and the amount being supplied by generators. (This site also offers links for some other areas, like New York, New England, Texas, etc.)

This site offers the public a one-stop site on the Internet for the latest information about energy resources and how to use them wisely in our home, work and vehicles. Choose from any of the major topic areas listed in the pull-down menus at the top. You can also connect directly with our sections offering seasonal consumer tips, "how-to" videos for the consumer and energy professional, and a direct link to information about incentives and rebates.

The Flex Your Power website is your resource for energy efficiency and conservation information. Find incentives/rebates, technical assistance, retailers, product guides, case studies and more.

The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The Home Energy Saver was the first Internet-based tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings. The project is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the national ENERGY STAR® Program for improving energy efficiency in homes, with previous support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's PATH program, and the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program.

Indoor Air Quality

What is radon, and why do we care about it? This website explains it all.

The aerosol duct sealing technology was invented and developed by the Energy Performance of Buildings Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1994. This technology internally seals leaks in air distribution ducts by injecting a fog of aerosolized sealant particles into a pressurized duct system.

Asbestos.com is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to our visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer.

Based on the information you provide, this website will estimate the radon level in your house and how much risk of lung cancer this will cause, and will provide helpful recommendations.

Other Sites

Energy efficient choices can save families about a third on their energy bill with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions, without sacrificing features, style or comfort. ENERGY STAR® helps you make the energy efficient choice.

Welcome to Home Energy Magazine online. Get instant access to the latest news on energy efficient, durable, comfortable, and green homes.

Windows

Efficient Windows Collaborative (EWC) members have made a commitment to manufacture and promote energy-efficient windows. This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Take a look to learn more!

LBNL's Windows and Daylighting Group provides technical support to government and industry efforts to help consumers and builders choose energy efficient and cost effective residential windows.