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Energy conservation is the practice of increasing the efficiency of use of energy in order to achieve higher useful output for the same energy consumption. This may result in increase of national security, personal security, financial capital, human comfort and environmental value. Individuals and organizations that are direct consumers of energy may want to conserve energy in order to reduce energy costs and promote environmental values.
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Environmental Design and Construction - Magazine covering all aspects of environmentally sound building design and construction. Efficient Windows Collaborative - Information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows, descriptions of how they work, and recommendations for their selection and use. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Windows and Glazings Program, and industry members. Productive Energy Solutions - Interactive site provides information for industrial and commercial facilities to help them understand the cost and savings of operating various pieces of equipment. The Energy Conservatory - Manufacture precision diagnostic equipment used to solve comfort, energy use, durability and air quality problems in buildings. University of Massachusetts Building Energy Research Laboratory - Performing research on improving the energy efficiency of building assemblies, materials, heating and energy producing equipment and components. Energy Efficient Building Association (EEBA) - Disseminating information and technology for energy efficient, environmentally responsible buildings and communities. Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings - A team of designers, home builders, and product manufacturers that has joined the Department of Energy's Building America Program on a cost-shared basis. All CARB projects are Energy-Star homes. Usable Buildings - A large and well organised collection of information, guidance and research findings on the "virtual circle" of good procurement, design, construction and management of buildings to make them pleasant to occupy and manage, energy efficiency in use, and productive for occupants. Stork Energy Efficient Home Technology - Features technologies for energy savings in building a new home in hot and humid Myrtle Beach, SC. Solution to the problems of hurricanes, tornadoes, termites, fire, allergies, and low maintenance. Constructed using Insulated Concrete Forms and steel trusses and steel interior walls. Duct Leakage - Features several online articles about residential HVAC duct leakage. Energy Efficient Smart Windows - Illustrated tutorial shows how this developing window technology can block either all light or just some by simply turning a knob making smart windows a smart choice for energy efficiency. Air Leakage Resource - Resources on detecting and preventing air leakage in buildings to reduce energy loss. Includes thermodynamic conservation equations. Low Energy House - Provides information on energy efficiency for new and existing houses. Zero Energy Buildings - Provides information on the advantages and disadvantages, design and construction of green buildings, low energy buildings, passive buildings and zero energy buildings and the technologies used. EnergyMap - Provides an interactive map of Denmark with profiles of companies using energy efficient technologies and the projects in which they are involved. Cool Roof Calculator - An online calculator of energy savings, comfort and payback analysis. Offers documentation. Greenhouse Energy Conservation - Discusses solar greenhouses, sunrooms and solar heating greenhouses. Provides advises for improving elements of the building envelope. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Building Technologies - Research and dissemination of information about energy-saving appliance technologies (washers, and refrigerators), energy-efficient building construction, and related topics such as indoor air quality.
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