Looking to spend less heating your home this winter? You’re not alone. Now the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Green Homes website can help. Whether you rent or own your home, Green Homes offers tips on reducing energy consumption, waste generation and water usage while improving indoor air quality.
Log on to the EPA's Green Homes website for tips on reducing energy consumption, waste generation and water use. NH Archives.
At Green Homes you’ll find solutions for any room in the house as well as information on building new green homes and finding an energy-efficient mortgage, which takes into account the savings derived from energy-efficient homes to help you qualify for better terms. The website also offers advice for renters, a section of the population that has long been thought to have little control over their homes’ environmental impacts. The Renter’s Checklist covers issues including what to look for when considering an apartment to greening the space after moving in.
We use energy for almost everything we do in our home. More than 128 million housing units in the United States account for nearly 54 percent of national energy use and 31 percent of all U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. By providing people with information on residential environmental issues, the EPA hopes to empower the public to reduce global climate change, one home at a time.
Saving energy can be as simple as installing a programmable thermostat, or as thorough as performing a home energy audit.