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Buying Guides

Guide #1 Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is any form of energy that comes from naturally replenished sources including sunlight, wind, and geothermal heat. Compared to non-renewable resources, renewable energy is more sustainable and produces less greenhouse gas emissions. Use the resource directory provided by the Maryland Clean Energy Center to find Maryland companies, contractors, consultants, and service providers working in clean energy, www.mdcleanenergy.org/find/find_a_company.

Guide #2 Lighting

Lighting accounts for about 20% of a home’s energy bill. By switching from incandescent bulbs to more efficient lighting, you can reduce your energy usage and cost. CFL and LED bulbs are two great options that will lower the costs by 75% or more! Check out this lighting guide for some of your options.

Guide #3 Air Sealing & Insulation

Many doors and windows have drafts that leak cooling and heating. By minimizing these drafts, you can make your house much more energy-efficient.