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104 pounds in 18 seconds

Compare CFL lightbulb adoption in your areas versus the rest of America 18 seconds is the time it takes to change a lightbulb. For each bulb you switch from incandescent to compact fluorescent, you'll save 104 lbs of CO2 per year and about $30 in energy bills. For most Americans, that's an equivalent impact to not driving for three days.… read more →

Energy tip #27: Landscape for energy efficiency

Energy efficiency improvements for your home don't stop at your walls. Appropriate landscaping can not only beautify your house, it can have a large impact on your heating and cooling bills. Determining the appropriate way to landscape your house requires knowledge not just of your regional climate, but also your microclimate. If you live on a sunny southern slope, for… read more →