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Federal Agencies and Resources

General

Delaware State Agencies and Resources

Residential Associations and Resources

  • Building Performance Institute is a national standards development and credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work – providing training, individual certifications, company accreditations and quality assurance programs. 
  • National Association of Home Builders Green Building Program - green homes incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact. The design, construction, and operation of a home must focus on energy and water efficiency, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, and must take the home's overall impact on the environment into account.
  • U.S. Green Building Councils LEED for Homes - a LEED-certified home is designed and constructed in accordance with the rigorous guidelines of the LEED for Homes green building certification program. LEED for Homes is a consensus-developed, third party-verified, voluntary rating system which promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes
  • Home Performance with ENERGY STAR video series - this series will demonstrate what you can expect during a Home Energy Audit.
  • Guide to Green Mortgages / Energy Efficient Mortgages - Green, or energy efficient mortgages, let you borrow extra money to pay for energy efficient upgrades to your current home or a new or old home that you plan to buy.

Links for Businesses and Trade Allies

  • Portfolio Manager- This is an interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment.
  • Target Finder - Helps you set energy targets and receive an EPA rating for projects during the design process.
  • Tools and Resources Library– ENERGY STAR connects you with a broad range of tools and resources to help you implement a successful energy management strategy.
  • Green certified building information - For investors interested in energy efficiency in either conventional or green construction, meaningful answers that will go a long way towards ensuring a sustainable investment.
  • ENERGY STAR Building Upgrade Manual - The ENERGY STAR Building Manual is a strategic guide to help you plan and implement profitable energy saving building upgrades.  
  • Energy Awareness Posters - Materials are available to help customize energy awareness programs in the workplace.
  • Recycling Fluorescent Bulbs and Tubes - a one-stop resources for information about recycilng lamps.

Renewable Energy Associations and Resources

  • Findsolar.com is provided by the American Solar Energy Society.  The site serves as a convenient, user-friendly means for homeowners and businesses to learn about incentives and the economics of solar energy and to find qualified professionals who can install and service systems.
  • The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) contains a list of all the solar power incentives. It is a great resource for those who want to find out which solar rebates and credits are available for a solar power install in a given state.
  • Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, PVWATTS calculates electrical energy produced by a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system.
  • RETScreen is a free software tool developed with the contribution of experts from government, industry, and academia. The software can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production, life-cycle costs, and greenhouse gas emission reductions for various types of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies. The software also includes product, cost, and weather databases.  Best for experienced users.
  • American Wind Energy Association is a national trade association for the wind energy industry which promotes wind power growth through advocacy, communication and education.

The Delaware Energy Office also provides helpful links to websites.