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.

Energy Star
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 efficiency upgrades.

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.