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Monday, May 04, 2009

Press Release: Energy Efficiency Tips

And energy efficiency building energy codes

An outfit called the International Code Council Foundation has put the spotlight on Energy Efficiency today, issuing a press release that focuses on very simple steps for lowering utility bills via energy efficiency.

Some quick reminders from these folks:
  1. You can lower energy bills with little to no money.
  2. Lowering bills is really very easy: simply switch off lights or unplug appliances that you are not using.
  3. A programmable thermostat may cost $80. You can save as much as $180 annually by installing one -- paying back that investment in a year or less.
These people claim to have developed an International Energy Conservation Code -- a building code encouraging energy conservation to benefit the public through efficiency in design, mechanical systems, lighting systems and the use of new materials and techniques.

The US DOE offers an extensive online resource for understanding building energy codes. Check it out at http://www.energycodes.gov/

The full press release appears here:
http://www.buildingsafetyweek.org/monday.cfm

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