A first goodbye to the bulb that everyone loves to hate
The latest sign that there is a shift toward energy efficient lighting came last week when General Electric announced they would discontinue production of CFL bulbs in the U.S. and focus their efforts on improving LED technology.
Energy efficient lighting is a great way for households to reduce their energy consumption. In fact, households that replace the five most frequently used bulbs in their home with ENERGY STAR LED bulbs can save over $75 each year.
The Evolution of Efficient Appliances
Over the past 35 years, national appliance efficiency standards have helped households across the U.S. reduce their utility bills. Efficiency standards are expected to save U.S. households more than $62 billion a year. Learn more about how appliances in your home are becoming more efficient.
Looking back on 2015, looking forward to 2016
2015 was a big year in the world of energy. It marked a shift away from traditional sources of energy to new technologies such as solar and wind. Learn about some of the changes that occurred during 2015 and get a glimpse of what 2016 might have in store.
Online Home Advisor tool
If you want to get a basic understanding of your home’s energy efficient features, then take a look at ENERGY STAR’s Home Advisor tool. It is a great way to learn about your home’s energy use and to get a list of basic recommendations that will increase efficiency. When you are ready for more advice or want to move forward with a project, the Energy Alliance’s Contracting Service will be there to help.
Ohio receives “A” rating for solar
Think solar isn’t right for our region? Ohio recently received an “A” rating on a national scorecard prepared by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. Now is a great time to see if solar is right for you with a free solar assessment through the Solarize Cincy program. Through June 30, 2016, city of Cincinnati residents can also receive up to $1,500 off the price of a solar system installed through the program.
Making an impact in our region
Since our inception in 2009, we have been collecting energy related data on the residential and commercial projects completed through our programs. Here are the impacts our programs have had on the region through 2015.