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Alliance to Save Energy Promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. The site includes educational and promotional tools such as the Power$mart booklet

Building Energy Software Tools Directory Describes 251 energy-related software tools for buildings, with an emphasis on using renewable energy and achieving energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings.

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) A comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

DOE's Building Technologies Program Provides energy solutions for residential and commercial buildings including a toolbox with planning, finance, design, construction and renovation resources.

Energy Audits - Readings for Professionals A list of resources for professionals and individuals who are performing or being trained to perform energy audits.

Energy Conservation for Housing - A Workbook [pdf] This HUD publication is aimed at PHAs interested in making energy conservation improvements.

Energy Cost Calculators The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) lists calculator tools for HVAC equipment, appliances, lighting, water saving technologies.

Energy Savers [PDF] Provides consumers with home energy and money savings tips such as insulation, weatherization, heating, cooling, water heating, energy efficient windows .

Energy Services Coalition A national nonprofit organization composed of a network of experts from a wide range of organizations working together at the state and local level to increase energy efficiency and building upgrades through energy savings performance contracting.

ENERGY STAR Details on qualified appliances, retailers, manufacturers, and tools for residential building professionals.

HUD's Energy Web site describes HUD energy initiatives, policies and how federal government wide energy policies affect HUD programs and assistance.

HUD's Environmental Web site describes HUD environmental policies and regulations affecting HUD assistance, as well as providing links to sources for discussions about the man made and urban environments.

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has guidelines for energy efficient rehabilitation and for repair of historic windows.

Oak Ridge National Lab's Building Technology Center Provides fact sheets and publications covering various building technology topics.

Residential Energy Services Network A national network of mortgage companies, real estate brokerages, builders, appraisers, utilities and other housing and energy professionals.

Rocky Mountain Institute Provides tips for consumers on improving energy efficiency through low-cost actions and investment in upgrades.

ToolBase Excellent resource for technical information on building products, materials, new technologies, business management, and housing systems.

University of Florida Energy Cooperative Extension A list of references for energy use and energy efficiency.

Washington State University Energy Cooperative Extension Resource for information and recent findings on buildings standards, codes, IAQ issues, mold and moistures, and much more.

Public Housing Energy Conservation Clearinghouse Assists public housing authorities with energy efficiency, including references to funding mechanisms, incentives and requirements.

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