Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings Save Money, Save the Earth

ISBN-10: 0865717257

ISBN-13: 9780865717251

Edition: 10th 2012

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Description: Increasing the energy efficiency of your home can save you money, help the environment, and enhance your comfort, but how do you decide which improvements are the most beneficial and cost-effective? Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology,The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savingsis the definitive resource for consumers who want to better their home's performance while reducing their energy bills.Well-organized and highly readable,The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savingsbegins with an overview of the relationships between energy use, economics, and the environment. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking, and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including:Energy use characteristicsComparisons between available technologiesCost-effective repair and replacement optionsStep-by-step guidance for finding the right equipmentThis comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well as a reminder to check local government and utilities for purchase or retrofit grants or incentives. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact.Jennifer Thorne Amannis the buildings program director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).Alex Wilsonis the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc, executive editor ofEnvironmental Building News, and author ofGreen Building ProductsandYour Green HomeKatie Ackerlyis a researcher at the Center for the Built Environment and a graduate student in architecture ate the University of California, Berkeley.

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New Society Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE (RMI) has been helping corporations use resource efficiency to boost profits and competitiveness since 1982. Through its Green Development Services, RMI assists real estate professionals in integrating energy-efficient and environmentally responsive design into projects in the private and public sector.

Home Energy Checklist for Action front and back inside covers
Lists of Tables
Acknowledgments
Save Money, Save the Earth
The Building Envelope
Ventilation and Air Distribution
Heating Systems
Cooling Systems
Water Heating
Food Storage
Cooking
Dishwashing
Laundry
Lighting
Home Electronics
Other Energy Uses in the Home
Appendix For More Information
Index
About the Authors
About ACEEE
Lists of Tables
Energy Conservation and CO<sub>2</sub> Savings in the Home
CO<sub>2</sub> Emissions From Different Energy Sources
Cost-Effective Insulation R-Values for Existing Homes
Dollar Savings per $100 of Annual Fuel Cost
Comparing Fuel Costs per Unit of Delievered Heat
Target Heating System Efficiency Ratings
Ceiling Fan Size
Minimum Standards and ENERGY STAR Requirements for Room Air Conditioners
Target Efficiency Ratings for Central Cooling Equipment
Federal Requirements for Storage Water Heaters
Life-Cycle Costs for 13-Year Operation of Different Types of Water Heaters
Peak Hourly Hot Water Demand
Comparison of Energy Use Across Refrigerator Types
Cost of Owning a Second Refrigerator
Energy Costs of Various Methods of Cooking
Range of Energy and Water Use for ENERGY STAR Washers
L-Prize Criteria for 60W LED Replacement Bulb
Equivalent Lamp Wattages
The CFL Light Color Spectrum
Dollar Savings Achieved by Switching to Energy-Efficient Lamps
Common Electronics Operating Modes
Energy Usage of Common Home Entertainment Appliances
Energy Usage of Common Home Office Appliances
Electricity Consumption of Selected Miscellaneous End-Uses
National Energy Use of Selected Miscellaneous End-Uses
Energy Savings from Pool Pump Upgrades
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