Resources
  Tax Credits, Grants, and Other Funding
  Informational Resources
  Cost Calculators
  Energy and Waste Saving Tools
  Educational Materials (K-12)


Tax Credits, Grants, and Other Funding:
   Federal Tax Credits
  http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index
   Everything from tax credits, to grants, to financing and more.
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/financing/consumers.html
   Comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  http://www.dsireusa.org
   Federal consumer tax incentives.
  http://www.energy.gov/taxbreaks.htm
   A list of national, state and local sources for grants, tax credits, loans and other types of funding.
  http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/tools/funding.htm
   Grants and fellowship information.
  http://www.epa.gov/epahome/grants.htm
   
Informational Resources Top  
   Energy Star's comprehensive website for homeowners, businesses, congregations and more.
  http://www.energystar.gov
   DOE's comprehensive educational resource for homeowners.
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/residential/index.html
   DOEs website with comprehensive educational resources for commercial and residential buildings.
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/
   Comprehensive resource for homeowners.
  http://www.energysavers.gov
   Comprehensive energy tatistics from the US government.
  http://www.eia.doe.gov
   Ratings of sustainable products.
  http://www.goodguide.com/
   Cosmetic safety and product reviews.
  http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1
   
Cost Calculators Top  
  General:
   Many cost calculators for a variety of residential, commercial and industrial products.
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/calculators/
   Many cost calculators for a variety of residential and commercial products.
  http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=bulk_purchasing.bus_purchasing
   Lighting:
  http://www.gelighting.com/na/business_lighting/education_resources/tools_software/toolkit/
   Solar PV:
  http://www.nrel.gov/rredc/pvwatts/version2.html
  http://pvcalc.com
   Solar Thermal:
  http://www.valentin.de/calculation/thermal/start/en
   Wind:
  http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/power_databook/calc_wind.php
   Water:
  http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/sc2.html
   Geothermal:
  http://www.geosunnrg.com/geothermal-cost-estimator/index.cfm?step1
  http://earthcomfort.com/yourhouse/calculator/detailed
   Total Home Energy:
  http://www.hes.lbl.gov/
Energy and Waste Saving Tools Top  
   Home Energy Saver: More detailed DIY home energy assessment.
  http://hes.lbl.gov/
 

 Home Energy Yardstick: Less detailed home energy assessment.
www.greenprodirectory.com/diyhomeenergyaudit

 

 Carbon Footprint Calculator:

  www.greenprodirectory.com/index/footprintcalculator
 
Educational Materials (K-12): Top  
   Energy Star's interactive tool for kids. Also has information for parents and teachers.
  http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index
   Another interactive tool for kids. Also has information for teachers.
  http://www.energyhog.org/childrens.htm
   Resources for teachers and students.
  http://getenergysmart.org/EnergyEducation/Default.aspx
   Resources for students.
  http://ase.org/section/_audience/consumers/kids
   Hands on home energy audit lesson for students.
  http://ase.org/uploaded_files/educatorlessonplans/audit.pdf
   Comprehensive Teacher and Student Resources
  http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/
   K-12 Lesson Plans and Activities
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/lessonplans/default.aspx