Consumer Resources

(Blog Post - 2/8/2019)
The energy cost of roses isn’t very romantic. Of the 250 million roses Americans buy on Valentine’s Day, 90% are imported, requiring refrigeration and hundreds of cargo planes. Even domestically grown flowers require temperature control and land...
(Blog Post - 9/21/2018)
In just two weeks, on October 5, you can join a nationwide campaign (#EEDay2018) to shout out the multiple benefits of energy efficiency, from reducing energy waste and saving money to lessening pollution and creating jobs. No need to wait, though....
(Blog Post - 6/28/2017)
An annual rite of passage is fast approaching. Parents, some wistful and others elated, will drop their kids off at college for the first time. To prepare for the big day, we’re launching the Shrink Your Dorm Print campaign. For students who want...
(Blog Post - 8/11/2014)
This summer was a scorcher. Heat waves repeatedly struck the Midwest and South, sparing only sections of the Northeast. All of California is still in a drought. Cities were especially hot due to their concentration of buildings and human activity, a...
(Blog Post - 4/22/2014)
There are many tips out there about saving energy in your home. So many, in fact, that it can leave you wondering, “Well, what are the things that I should focus my attention on to really cut down on energy use and energy bills?” In my former job as...
(Blog Post - 1/3/2013)
Welcome to the New Year!  On January 1 of each year, 40–50% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. The most common resolutions we find ourselves making include quitting smoking, losing weight, and exercising more. In other words, New Year’s...
(Press Release - 12/18/2012)
10th Edition Features New Lighting, Home Electronics, and Water Heating Information Washington, D.C.—“Save Money, Save the Earth.” That motto has appeared on the cover of every edition of theConsumer Guide to Home Energy Savings since the first book...
(Press Release - 7/31/2012)
New Report Shows How Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes Can Save Consumers Billions Washington, D.C.—Energy-efficient manufactured homes, commonly known as mobile homes, can save consumers $4.6 billion in energy costs over the next 20 years...
(Document - 7/31/2012)
Manufactured homes are an important source of affordable housing for nearly seven million Americans, particularly low-income residents. Unfortunately, energy efficiency in manufactured homes lags behind that of site-built homes. This study examines...
(Blog Post - 4/23/2012)
Yesterday was the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, but as we are often reminded, every day is Earth Day. And it’s not too late to do your part to reduce pollution by saving energy, while at the same time saving money by cutting down your utility and...