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Designed with Homeowners and Realtors in mind, each newsletter will cover one sub-system of a home, provide the latest news on the Energy Recovery Act, and highlight a Green Living Idea.
ENERGY REBATES AND TAX INCENTIVES: State, local, utility and federal incentives and policies about renewable energy and energy efficiency. Just click on your state!
Do you have a "cool roof"? A solar-reflective coating achieves energy efficiency gains by reflecting the sun's rays and blocking heat, decreasing summertime utility bills by about 25%. Not a candidate for the reflective coating? Don't worry, an energy auditor can suggest other radiant heat barriers to help reduce your energy costs.
Is your city in the "Top 25"? Check out the EPA's list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest number of buildings that earned EPA's ENERGY STAR in 2009
Energy Professionals: learn more about the Home Star program
The Dept. of Energy has an informative website detailing Recovery Act funding
WEEKLY GREEN LIVING IDEAS:
INSULATION: how much, where and what type is right for your house?
A Carbon Footprint Calculator--how does your home add up?