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Resources

This section is intended to help you access additional information about energy efficiency ideas, designs, and products.

Federal Sites

The United States Government has set up a number of websites to help energy consumers learn about their energy use and make energy efficient choices. Here are a few:

U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Saver
Partnerships for home energy efficiency.

U.S Environmental Protection Agency – ENERGY STAR
Helps consumers make purchasing choices that reduce the energy they use.

Home Energy Saver
An interactive program to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their home and find the resources to make savings happen.

U.S Department of Energy – Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Government resources and data to help consumers research their energy saving options.

U.S Department of Energy – Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office
Directory of weatherization programs by state.

National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR)
NEAR is a free service for persons who want information on where to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which may pay a portion of the energy bills of eligible low-income persons.

State Sites

Mass.gov
Learn about energy efficiency programs, incentives, and products that will help you save energy and money in your home.

Home Energy Market Value Performance (Home MVP) Pilot
A guide to the Home Energy Market Value Performance (Home MVP) Pilot that offers incentives to help Massachusetts residents reduce their home energy use, energy bills, and greenhouse gas emissions while improving home comfort and performance.

Information/Incentives and Assistance

Green/Renewable Power and Carbon Offset Information

Green-e
Search for renewable energy and carbon offsets by state and type.

Tax Credits and Other Incentives

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
A comprehensive directory of federal, state, and utility programs categorized by state, including loans, tax incentives, grants, rebates, and technical services.

Weatherization Assistance: Federal, State, and Utility Assistance for Income-Qualified Customers

National Energy Assistance Referral (NEAR)
(866) 674-6327

U.S Department of Energy – Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office
Directory of weatherization programs by state.

Online Home Energy Assessments

Information on Efficient Appliances, Electronics, and Equipment

Manufacturers listed in this section are a representative sample rather than an exhaustive list of all possible resources within each category; a listing here should not be considered an endorsement of products or third-party content.

Comparison Shopping

Air-Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
Searchable database for heating, air-conditioning, and water-heating equipment efficiency ratings.

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)
CEE lists efficient appliances that generally exceed ENERGY STAR specifications. Click “RESIDENTIAL” for consumer electronics, home appliances, HVAC, and lighting.

Find Certified Professionals

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
HVAC membership organization.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
Third-party certification for HVAC contractors.

Duct Sealing

Aeroseal
Licensed contractors in over 30 states.

Ductless Split Heat Pumps

Heat Pump Water Heaters

Nyle Systems Geyser™

High-Efficiency Water Heaters and Solar Water-Heating Tanks

Household Air Quality and Healthy Remodeling Resources

Building Science Corporation (BSC)
Contains “READ THIS” and “What You Need to Know About Mold” booklets.

DELTA®-FL
Warm and dry floor system for basement and on-grade slabs.

National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Links for asthma, mold, lead, radon, etc.

HVAC Equipment

Aquatherm®
Hydro-air handlers.

Duro Dyne Corporation
High-quality duct dampers and HVAC supplies.

Spacepak
Compact high-velocity HVAC and ductwork.

Insulation

Pool Pump Sizing Information

Solar and Alternative Energy

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Solar electric calculator.

Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC)
Ratings on solar water heating and pool heating collectors and systems.

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