ZipToGreen: How To Reduce Your Home Energy Use

ZipToGreen: How To Reduce Your Home Energy Use

Cambria Bold
Dec 11, 2009

We just came across a great new resource: ZipToGreen. Their free Web planning tool lets you create a personal action plan for reducing home energy. Just answer a few questions and it'll instantly provide you with a complete rundown of various solutions you can use to reduce your home's energy consumption, what your annual savings would be, and any incentives currently in place.

As seen above, your personal home plan includes the following breakdowns and recommendations, including costs, incentives, and a personal calendar to schedule it all out:

  • Easy, High-Impact Solutions
  • No-Cost Reductions
  • Plug the Leaks
  • Temperature Control
  • Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Energy Saving Maintenance
  • Energy Monitors
  • Hi-Impact Hot Water
  • Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Low-Energy Electronics
  • Low-Energy Entertainment
  • Window/Door Protection
  • Outdoor Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Independence

Their How-To section links out to a number of different resources providing helpful home DIYs, like installing a low-flow showerhead or clean your fridge coils. Wondering about what kind of energy monitor to get, or where to buy dimmable CFLs? Check out ZipSource, their guide for energy efficiency products, services, green energy, green jobs and green groups.

We've just started feeling our way around the site, and we can already tell it's going to be a great resource and one to bookmark!

See more at ZipToGreen.

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