U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sites
- Building Energy Code ProgramA DOE Program to develop compliance tools and training materials, providing information, and offering technical assistance on building energy codes. Their site contains model energy codes, code compliance materials, contacts, and training information.
- Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)EERE is a gateway to hundreds of web sites and thousands of online documents on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
- Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS)This site is part of EREN. It deals specifically with building science, technology and DOE programs. It also quickly gets you to building energy audit tools, and a how-to guide on energy efficient retrofits and new construction techniques.
- Efficient Windows CollaborativeThe Efficient Window Collaborative (EWC) sponsors this web site with support from DOEs Windows and Glazing Program. This site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy efficient windows with recommendations for their selection and use.
- Energy Information Administration (EIA)EIA is an independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. DOE. The site includes downloadable reports on all types of buildings and facilities plus status reports on utility restructuring.
- Lawrence Berkeley Lab-Home Energy SaverGo to this link for the Home Energy Saver Audit.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)
- Energy Star Products and Programs The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U. S. DOE are promoting the purchase of energy-efficient appliances and equipment by awarding the Energy Star label. Their site includes program descriptions, lists of qualifying products and manufactures, news and updates.
- Green Lights Program of the U. S. EPAThe U.S. EPA Green Lights Program encourages use of energy-efficient lighting and is closely linked to the Energy Star Program. The site includes a list of Green Lights participants, support services, and on-line manuals and publications.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Energy Sites
- DTE Web Page The web page of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy contains consumer information on electric restructuring and the other areas that fall under the DTE's purview.
- Massachusetts Division of Energy ResourcesDivision contacts, mission statement, information on electric utility restructuring, renewable energy, alternative fueled vehicles, energy programs run by the Division as well as other energy related information.
- Home Improvement Contractor ProgramThe Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, the Executive Office of Public Safety and the Board of Building Regulations and Standards provide this site. It is very useful in finding contractors who are registered with the Board of Building Regulations and Standards and if they have had any arbitration proceeding against them.
- DOER Renewable Energy ProgramsA link to information on the Massachusetts renewable energy tax credit.
- New Construction Insulation RequirementsThe section of the state building code that explains energy conservation requirements in new construction.