Green Home Tips, At Your Fingertips

Whether you’re on the road, at the store or talking with a contractor regarding your latest home improvement project, there are measures you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. But how to keep all that info straight — on green driving practices, appliances, lighting, heating and cooling, insulation and every other green thing under the sun?

In order to help you get a handle on these many facets of green living, the U.S. Department of Energy‘s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy division (EERE) has launched a new Energy Savers mobile website as a companion to its main Energy Savers and Energy Savers Tips sites. The mobile version of the website was designed to conveniently provide homeowners with tips on green living, including ways to make their homes more comfortable and easier to heat and cool while saving money on utility bills. (And, you know, helping to make America more energy independent.)

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Here you’ll find a wealth of suggestions for your roof, landscaping, appliances, and lights, as well as info on renewable energy systems and tips specifically aimed at renters and homeowners. Also included is information on best products and practices for home and office and electronics, and, yes, green transportation — all of which are aimed at helping you save both carbon and cash.

The tips included on the mobile app are also available on the full version of the Energy Savers website, and as a booklet for those who prefer to have information on paper. Billed as bringing consumers “the latest information on energy-saving, efficient technologies,” the full website is also available in Spanish. The mobile version of the site is available here, and the full version is here, while the tips booklet is available through this version of the site.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.