energy efficiency

PV Windows Cut Emissions for Highly Glazed Buildings up to 40%, Study Finds

PV Windows Cut Emissions for Highly Glazed Buildings up to 40%, Study Finds

Research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found that for highly glazed buildings, like the shimmering skyscrapers of big cities, photovoltaic (PV) windows make a sizable difference in the building’s carbon footprint, reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%. More From EcoWatch Is Solar Right For Your Home? The […]

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    15 Affordable Ways to Winterize Your Home: Save Money on Heat This Winter

    15 Affordable Ways to Winterize Your Home: Save Money on Heat This Winter

    Feel like your energy bills have been higher than normal lately? You’re not imagining things. And unfortunately, it looks like energy costs will continue to heat up as temperatures start to drop. Utility companies across the country are hiking their rates, with customers reporting monthly bills roughly $20 to $35 higher than normal.1 The price […]

    Heating Costs Are Rising. Here’s How to Lower Your Bill

    Heating Costs Are Rising. Here’s How to Lower Your Bill

    This winter, Americans are projected to pay the highest price in a decade to heat their homes.  A recent study by The National Energy Assistance Directors Association estimates that the average U.S. household will pay 17.2% more for heating costs — $177 more on average — compared to last year, which already saw record-breaking prices. […]

    Energy-Efficient Homes 2022: Top 30 Energy Facts and Statistics

    Energy-Efficient Homes 2022: Top 30 Energy Facts and Statistics

    Realtors are used to answering questions about available closet space and the number of bathrooms, but there’s a new question people are asking when searching for a new home: How’s the energy efficiency? Recent research has shown that more Americans are searching to buy or build an energy-efficient home. And with climate change worsening and […]

    Energy Efficiency 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Energy Efficiency 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Key highlights: Energy efficiency is the use of less energy to perform the same task or produce the same result Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat climate change, reduce energy costs for consumers and improve the competitiveness of U.S. businesses Efficient energy use has been a rising trend […]

    How to Be a More Fuel-Efficient Driver and Save Money on Gas

    How to Be a More Fuel-Efficient Driver and Save Money on Gas

    Gas prices are at record highs, with the average gallon going for $4.80 in the U.S. With the summer travel season upon us, more people are on the road, and that high gas bill is sure to sting. To save money at the pump, make sure you’re using fuel efficiently — and, in turn, reduce […]

    7 Eco-Friendly Upgrades For Your Tiny Home (2022)

    7 Eco-Friendly Upgrades For Your Tiny Home (2022)

    Tiny homes have been around forever, but their popularity has truly exploded since the 2008 housing market crash.1 Though the market has had many ups and downs since then, tiny homes have remained a go-to choice for those who are interested in minimalism, travel and sustainable living. There are several ways that tiny homes allow […]

    Scientists Achieve Record Energy Efficiency for Thin Solar Panels

    Scientists Achieve Record Energy Efficiency for Thin Solar Panels

    Scientists from the University of Surrey and Imperial College London have achieved an increase in energy absorption in ultra-thin solar panels by 25%, a record for panels of this size. The team, which collaborated with AMOLF in Amsterdam, used solar panels just one micrometer thick with a disordered honeycomb layer on top of the silicon […]