Home Energy Conservation
People are increasingly interested in conserving energy in their homes and can do so by reducing their energy usage. This can be done by cutting back on energy-intensive activities or by finding ways to use less electricity to do things. These acts of energy conservation and increasing energy efficiency are good for the environment. It means less natural resources will be required to provide electricity, and it will reduce the amount of fuel that power plants must burn. This leads to a reduction of harmful greenhouse emissions and other problems such as acid rain and smog. An additional benefit that a household will enjoy when saving energy is a drop in their energy costs. Using less energy is inherently a mutually beneficial act for both a household's finances and nature.
- Member Care and Communications: Home Repair and Other Useful Links: Find a list of useful links at the Association for Learning Environments website regarding education and other subjects.
- Cool It! Home Improvement and Other Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Kids: The British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association offers visitors a list of links to useful sites about conservation-related subjects.
- ?Physics (Forces, Energy, and Motion): Electricity: Grade school students interested in learning about electricity are the focus of this website by Gorseland Primary School.
- Electricity Conservation and Home Repair Tips: For advice on saving electricity, visit the Greer Commission of Public Works website.
- Energy Efficiency and Home Improvement Information for the Greater Kansas City Area: Learn interesting and potentially surprising information on Beyond the Bulb's page. This article points out the amount of water that can be lost from one leaky faucet as well as the energy-saving benefits of adding insulation. Look at the panel on the right for more information for homeowners as well as children.
- For the Educator: Visit this page by the American Institute of Architects in Charlotte for links regarding teaching architecture to grade school students. The latest news and an events calendar can be found on panels to the right.
- Kids Corner: Go here to see a list of links to environment-related subjects. Climate change, acid rain, and recycling are some of the topics that it covers.
- Energy Tips for Kids: Click this link to visit a Menasha Utilities article with advice on how to avoid wasting electricity and water. It also talks about safety and has a list of related links at the bottom of the page.
- Energy Conservation Tips and Home Repair Links to Share With Your Family: Oconto Falls Municipal Utilities offers information on how to stay safe and conserve electricity and water on this page. Also, see information about scholarships in the panel to the left.
- Recycle Utah's Environmental Education Program: This article at the Park City, Utah, website focuses on links related to recycling. A Spanish-language link is included as well as information about classroom education, field trips, electronic waste, and hazardous materials.
- Extension Specialist: Homeowners Can Get Tax Credits From Home Improvements: South Dakota State University presents information about tax breaks for energy-efficient home improvements for homeowners in this article. It goes over eligibility requirements and includes a link to the IRS Form 5695, which must be filled out.
- Home Energy Education: Visit the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education website to read about its education program for schools. Also see links on the right side of the page pertaining to student-built homes, Energy Star, and zero-energy homes.
- Energy Conservation in the Home: Click this link to go to a Colorado State University page about saving energy at home. The article is also available in PDF format.
- Outsmart Old Man Winter With Home Improvement Projects: Click this link for an article by Core Bank about home repairs and improvements that can save energy during the winter. Readers will also find archived articles on the left side of the page.
- Helpful Resources: All Property Evaluations has a brief list of home maintenance-related links on this page.
- Home Renovating: Making Your Home Improvement Projects Pay Off: This article by The Remodeling Showroom offers tips on the types of home remodeling projects that add more value to a house.
- Home Repair Tips for Water Damage: Go here to read about what to do in the event of water damage in the home. This Waterlink page also includes links to home emergency services.
- How Could a Free $50K Improve Your Home? Let's Count the Ways! This Berkshire Hathaway Home Services article is about the company's $50,000 sweepstakes. It talks about all of the things that a homeowner could do to improve their home with the prize money.
- Information for Home Improvement Contractors: The state of Connecticut has a notice for homeowners concerning home improvement contractors on this page. It also includes links for contractor manuals, fact sheets, and state regulations.
- Shut the Door on Door-to-Door Home Improvement Scams: People looking for advice on avoiding ripoffs will find useful information on the Minnesota attorney general's website.
- Designing, Building, and Remodeling Your Dream Home: Go here to read about a home improvement course offered by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.
- Home and Community: Home Improvement: Access Washington offers a short list of links related to home improvement contractors on this page.
- Home Improvement and Remodeling: Click this link to read a classified ad for home improvement work. See the link bar at the top for information about University of Alabama news, other classified ads, and clinical trials.
- A Message From the Dean of Library Services: This is a notice by Austin Community College about the closing of the Rio Grande library as of the summer of 2017 during a renovation project. Visitors can read about the timeline and get answers to frequently asked questions via links in the bar directly above the article.
- The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-60: Author Richard Harris wrote a book in 2012 about the home remodeling and repair industry. This page gives some information about the book.
- Building Resources: Home Improvement Center: The city of Scottsdale, Arizona, offers lists of links regarding home improvements on this page. Visitors will find links to information about obtaining permits, workshops and rebates, disability accommodation projects, tips and guides, and other resources.
- Construction and Skilled Trades: Home Improvement: Go here to read about the College of Southern Maryland's home improvement license exam preparation course. The panel to the left includes links to youth and family programs, adult basic education, and online courses.
- What Could $10,000, $25,000, or Even $50,000 Do for Your Home?: Visit the city of Fridley's website for an article about the Fridley Home Improvement Loan program for home improvements. It includes information about the loan's APR and has a link for interested homeowners to apply.
- Housing and Neighborhood Development: Home Improvement Program: Go here to read about the city of Norwalk, California's financial incentive program for home remodeling projects. Visitors will find information about related grants, rebates, and loans as well as what improvements are considered eligible.
- Oakland County Home Improvement Plan: See a brief notice about Oakland County's low-income assistance program for homeowners on their Building Services site.
- Understanding Generational Differences in Home Remodeling Behavior: Click this link to see details about a Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies paper regarding home remodeling.
- Homeowner's How-To Guide: Homeowners looking for information about permits needed for home improvement and repairs will find useful information on this page by the city of Albuquerque.
- Repairing and Improving a Home: Visit this page to find helpful information about home remodeling or repair projects. It includes information about loans, help for military veterans and other groups, as well as tips on finding the right contractor.