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November 1, 2013
Tammara Thayer thanks Steve Lemaire (left) and Zump Urycki for conducting an energy audit of her home in Loveland, Colorado. Energy audits can help residents identify ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
How to Save Energy, Money with Home Energy Upgrades

All week long, we’ve taken you inside the world of weatherization to show you how the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is impacting the lives of millions of American families and helping to build the clean energy economy. As our own Weatherization Week draws to a close, we want to make sure you have everything you need to help your family and friends become more energy efficient.

October 28, 2013
Choose the right advanced power strip based on your habits to reduce the electricity wasted when your electronic devices are idle.
Choose the Right Advanced Power Strip for You

Replacing your conventional power strips with advanced power strips can help reduce the electricity wasted when electronics are idle, without your having to change the way you normally use your devices.

October 1, 2013
Message from the President to U.S. Government Employees

Today, the President released a letter to U.S. government employees, thanking them for their service in the light of the current federal government shutdown. 

Due to the current lapse in federal funding, the Department of Energy's website is accessible, but may not be updated until Congress approves funding for Fiscal Year 2014.

September 19, 2013
If you live in an apartment, you can still take some energy-saving steps this fall. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/buzbuzzer
Saving Energy as a Renter this Fall

Use these tips to save some energy—and money—in your rented apartment this fall.

September 12, 2013
Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos.
Making the Most Out of the End of Summer

Use the final days of summer to get your home ready to save energy and money this fall and winter.

September 6, 2013
The school year can mean energy savings for your household. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/morganl
Back to School and Saving Energy at Home

Back-to-school time can mean savings for your household.

August 23, 2013
Save energy and money while buying school supplies this year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Ls9907
Green your Back to School Shopping List!

Add reduce, reuse, and recycle to your back-to-school shopping list this fall.

August 22, 2013
By taking energy savings into account when you move in this year, you can put some money back in your pocket. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/ArtBoyMB
Energy Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required

Save energy when you head back to school this year.

August 15, 2013
New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits

The first step to saving energy and money is a home energy audit.

August 15, 2013
Simply changing settings on your washer and dryer can save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Bethany Sparn, NREL 25545
Energy-Efficient Home Appliances Can Save You Money

By considering efficiency when buying or using appliances, you can save money on your monthly energy bills.

August 8, 2013
A small wind electric system can be a clean, affordable way to power your home. | Photo courtesy of Thomas Fleckenstein, NREL 26476
Could Your Home Benefit from a Small Wind Electric System?

Consider whether a small wind electric system is right for you.

August 2, 2013
Trees can save you energy by blocking sunlight in the summer and letting it through in the winter. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/blackie
Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Trees, fans, and window treatments can keep you cool and save energy this summer.

July 31, 2013
With a little planning, your family reunion can be both fun and energy-efficient this year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/RonTech2000
Save Energy at This Year’s Family Reunion

Follow these easy tips to make this year's family reunion more energy-efficient.

July 25, 2013
Blinds are a great option for cooling your home in the summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/nycshooter
Cheap Fixes for Beating the Heat Indoors

Try these cheap, easy fixes for keeping your home cooler this summer.

July 24, 2013
Pictured is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's water heating testing facility. Researchers estimate that 10 months of constant operation in its testing facility is comparable to 10 years of service life in a typical residential setting. | Photo courtesy of the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center, ORNL.
R&D 100: Innovations That Could Save Consumers Money

Looking for the latest in energy efficiency technology? Check out these National Lab breakthroughs that could help homeowners save energy and money.

July 18, 2013
A picnic is a good way to save energy whle enjoying the summer weather. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Silberkorn
Save Energy With A Picnic!

Enjoy the summer weather while saving energy with a picnic.

July 12, 2013
Maintaining your air conditioner is just one way to fulfill an energy independence pledge this summer. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/firemanYU
Resources for an Energy Independence Pledge

Make an energy independence pledge to save energy and money this summer.

June 26, 2013
When considering a new home, keep energy efficiency in mind. | Photo courtesy of Warren Gretz, NREL 08742
How to Save on Energy Bills When Buying a New Home

When shopping for your new home, look for these energy efficiency indicators.

June 23, 2013
Fourth Graders Power Their Classroom with Solar Energy

Video documents a group of fourth graders quest to take their classroom "off the grid."

June 20, 2013
Outdoor solar lights use solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity, and are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/ndejan
Summer Loving—Energy-Efficient Outdoor Lighting!

Brighten up your evenings this summer with energy-efficient outdoor lighting.

June 19, 2013
#tipsEnergy: How to Save Energy This Summer

We asked, you shared your tips for saving energy and money during summer.

June 10, 2013
New PSAs Help You Save Energy and Money

The Energy Department's new PSAs offer practical and simple actions that both homeowners and renters can take to save money on their energy bills.

June 6, 2013
A variety of hybrid and all-electric vehicles are available for consumers. | Photo courtesy of Andrew Hudgins, NREL 17078.
Comparing Hybrid and Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Check out the options for hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles this summer.

June 4, 2013
Using funding from the Energy Department, Philips Lumileds developed the LUXEON S1000 -- a commercial LED product used in outdoor street and parking lot lighting. While small, this chip is the heart of the light and as of June 2012 was brighter than a 60-watt light bulb. | Photo courtesy of Philips Lumileds.
Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About LEDs

Counting down the top facts about light-emitting diodes. Read on to test your LED knowledge.

May 29, 2013
Home solar systems can save you energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL 22168.
Home Solar Installations: Things to Consider

Consider whether a home solar electric system is right for you.