Energy Related Resources
US Department of Energy
Whether choosing energy efficient products, auditing your home energy use, adding
energy smart plans when building a new home or saving on transportation costs, the
links on this site will provide the tools and information you need to help save energy
and money at home and on the road.
This site has a list of energy efficient products with savings calculators, resources for
building an Energy Star labeled home or making energy efficiency upgrades to an
existing home, and benchmarking tools to compare both your residential and
commercial building energy usage to national average. You can learn about
available federal tax credits for energy efficiency. The site also has resources to help
architects make informed decisions about energy efficiency during the design process.
US Green Building Council
The US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) rating system provides checklists for creating sustainable buildings. The site
contains information on LEED rating systems, Green Schools and Green Campus
campaigns, project profiles, green educator resources, and courses and
presentation on green buildings.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
The website has information on financial incentives available through NYSERDA to
both residential and commercial/institutional customers in New York State for energy
Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)
The site provides a list of qualified high efficiency equipment ranging from residential
appliances and HVAC systems to commercial HVAC, lighting and kitchen appliances.
American Council for Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings Online located on this site provides
helpful recommendation on improving energy efficiency at home. The site also
contains information on federal tax credits and state incentives for energy efficiency.
University at Albany's Office of Environmental Sustainability
The University at Albany's Office of Environmental Sustainability coordinates the
University task force activities, green initiatives, environmental education and
sustainability policies. The site contains information on various initiatives and
activities undertaken by the office.