The Energy Source
Plugging you into the latest from ENERGY STAR
The ENERGY STAR certified new homes program has helped builders construct better, more efficient homes through tried-and-true strategies like air sealing and increased insulation. But with 20+ years in the industry, we also know it’s important to stay on top of the trends. So our technical expert, Dean Gamble, is always keeping an eye on emerging technologies that will help us raise the bar on efficiency.
Did you know that commercial buildings account for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States? That’s why saving energy at work and at school is so important!
Even one person can make an impact. In fact, an energy-savvy worker can cut individual energy use by up to 50% through simple proactive steps, while a wasteful worker can use 90% more than average–yikes!
Try to spot the ways Bob is saving energy at work, and then view the slide show to see if you found them all. The best part? Many of these tips can also be used at home!
Last year, more than 6,500 buildings and 143 teams competed in EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition to cut energy and water waste, save money, and help protect the environment. As Administrator Gina McCarthy observed, the results were impressive! We learned a lot from the winners and are excited to share their winning strategies with you.