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General
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Save Energy With Home Improvements
www.eere.energy.gov/consumerinfo/save_energy.html
Check out this guide to home improvements that will save you energy
and money.

Energy Star
www.energystar.gov/
Find home improvement tips and products that meet energy-efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
www.aceee.org/
This site keeps up on energy-related legislation and offers a resources center for consumers.

California Energy Commission: Inside Your Home
www.consumerenergycenter.org/homeandwork/homes/inside/appliances
Find smart, energy-efficient tips for all of your household appliances.

National Park Service: Home Greening Tips
www.nps.gov/renew/hometips.htm
This website debunks energy-saving myths and is filled with tips on topics ranging from wood burning to hot tubs and transportation.

Ames, Iowa, City Government: Energy Savings Cost Estimates
www.city.ames.ia.us/ElectricWeb/Energy%20Savings%20Cost%20
Estimate.htm

Estimate how much consumers can save with home improvements and when it's worth their investment.

California Energy Commission: Home Construction
www.consumerenergycenter.org/homeandwork/homes/construction
Offers "green" choices for homebuilders.

Water
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Low-Flow Toilets
www.epa.gov/owm/water-efficiency/toilets.htm
Get more information about the water efficiency of low-flow toilets.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service: Saving Water
and Saving Energy
www.bae.ncsu.edu/programs/extension/publicat/wqwm/he251.html
Consumers can fill out worksheets on this site to find out how much money they can save with water-conserving devices.

Heating & Cooling
Maryland Energy Administration: Energy-Efficient Cooling Systems
www.energy.state.md.us/energysources/energyefficiency/
residential/cooling.htm

Find useful tips for cutting down cooling costs.

U.S. DOE: Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning
www.eere.energy.gov/consumerinfo/factsheets.html
Learn about air conditioning systems and how to maintain them.

Landscaping
U.S. DOE: Landscaping for Energy Efficiency
www.eere.energy.gov/consumerinfo/factsheets/landscape.html
Get landscaping tips that will help reduce heating and cooling costs.

Starting a New Lawn
www.epa.gov/seahome/lawn/src/promise.htm#source
Find an extensive list of tips and websites about xeriscaping.

Transportation
Fuel Economy
www.fueleconomy.gov
Look up gas mileage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks.



National Geographic Resources

Appenzeller, Tim. "The End of Cheap Oil." National Geographic (June 2004), 80-109.

Jerome, Kate Boehm. Using Energy. National Geographic Books, 2003.

Johnson, Rebecca L. Global Warming. National Geographic Books, 2002.

Montaigne, Fen. "Earth's Fresh Water: Under Pressure." National Geographic (September 2002), 2-33.


Bibliography

Fonda, Darien. "Make Vroom for the Hybrids." Time, May, 24, 2004.

Koomey, Jonathan G., M. Cramer, M. A. Piette, and J. H. Eto. "Efficiency Improvements in U.S. Office Equipment: Expected Policy Impacts and Uncertainties." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1995. Summary available online at enduse.lbl.gov/
Info/Stories/OffEquip/oethestory.html
.

Langholz, Jeffrey, and Kelly Turner. You Can Prevent Global Warming (And Save Money!). Andrew McMeel Publishing, 2003.

Lani, Andrea. "Are Phantom Loads Haunting Your House?" Maine Department of Environmental Protection website. Available online at www.
state.me.us/dep/iob/iob_40.htm
.

Meier, Alan, and Karen Rosen. "Energy Use of U.S. Consumer Electronics at the End of the 20th Century." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, September 2000. Available online at eetd.lbl.
gov/EA/Reports/46212/
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