ENERGY STAR Online Tools

The Environmental Protection Agency offers a variety of tools to help people make home improvements, find energy-efficient products, bring energy efficiency practices to work and their communities, and get tips on how to save energy, save money and fight global warming.

  • ENERGY STAR Home Advisor
    URL: www.energystar.gov/homeadvisor
    Activities:
    • Get customized recommendations on home improvement projects.
    • Make a plan to get started.
    • Increase your household's energy efficiency and comfort.
  • Home Energy Yardstick
    URL: www.energystar.gov/yardstick
    Activities:
    • Compare your household's energy use to others across the country.
    • Get your score and recommendations for improvement.
    • Make your home improvements and come back in 12 months to see how much you've saved.
  • ENERGY STAR @ Home
    URL: www.energystar.gov/home
    Activities:
    • Take a room-by-room tour.
    • Learn what steps you can take to save energy, save money and help protect our environment.
  • ENERGY STAR @ Work
    URL: www.energystar.gov/work
    Activities:
    • Take a tour of an office.
    • See how you can help encourage changes in buildings to save energy where you work, shop, play and educate your children.
  • Rebate Finder
    URL: www.energystar.gov/rebatefinder
    Activities:
    • Find special offers in your city or state sponsored by ENERGY STAR partners, such as:
      • Sales tax exemptions or credits
      • Rebates on qualified products
      • Recycling incentives
  • Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency
    URL: www.energystar.gov/taxcredits
    Activities:
    • Learn about tax credits available for purchasing energy-efficient products.
    • Discover tax credits for home builders and tax deductions for commercial buildings.
    • Read frequently asked questions.
  • ENERGY STAR Kids Page
    URL: www.energystar.gov/kids
    Activities:
    • Kids can learn how to make a difference in the fight against global warming.
    • Find fun games and activities:
      • Solve puzzles with Horton from Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
      • Meet the ENERGY STARS -- saving our planet, one kilowatt at a time.
      • Watch the quickest global warming slideshow ever.
  • ENERGY STAR Kids Room
    URL: www.energystar.gov/kidsroom
    Activities:
    • Be an ENERGY STAR . . . right in your own bedroom.
    • See tips on how kids can make big changes to save energy.
  • ENERGY STAR Podcasts
    URL: www.energystar.gov/podcasts
    Activities:
    • Watch video podcasts to learn how to properly set your programmable thermostate and how to make energy-efficient improvements at home and at work.
    • Listen to more podcasts about:
      • The ENERGY STAR program
      • ENERGY STAR computers and imaging equipment
  • ENERGY STAR Publications
    URL: www.energystar.gov/publications
    Activities:
    • Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling
    • Do-it-Yourself Guide to Home Sealing
    • Bring Your Green to Work tip card

Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.

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