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:
- You can lower energy bills with little to no money.
- Lowering bills is really very easy: simply switch off lights or unplug appliances that you are not using.
- 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.
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: