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November 8, 2013
Team Austria of the Vienna Institute of Technology created an energy-efficient bathroom for Solar Decathlon 2013. | Photo from Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Five Efficient-Living Lessons from Student-Built Houses

Find out what you can learn about saving energy in your home from this year's Solar Decathlon contestants.

November 1, 2013
Tammara Thayer thanks Steve Lemaire (left) and Zump Urycki for conducting an energy audit of her home in Loveland, Colorado. Energy audits can help residents identify ways to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
How to Save Energy, Money with Home Energy Upgrades

All week long, we’ve taken you inside the world of weatherization to show you how the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is impacting the lives of millions of American families and helping to build the clean energy economy. As our own Weatherization Week draws to a close, we want to make sure you have everything you need to help your family and friends become more energy efficient.

October 28, 2013
Choose the right advanced power strip based on your habits to reduce the electricity wasted when your electronic devices are idle.
Choose the Right Advanced Power Strip for You

Replacing your conventional power strips with advanced power strips can help reduce the electricity wasted when electronics are idle, without your having to change the way you normally use your devices.

October 1, 2013
Message from the President to U.S. Government Employees

Today, the President released a letter to U.S. government employees, thanking them for their service in the light of the current federal government shutdown. 

Due to the current lapse in federal funding, the Department of Energy's website is accessible, but may not be updated until Congress approves funding for Fiscal Year 2014.

September 19, 2013
If you live in an apartment, you can still take some energy-saving steps this fall. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/buzbuzzer
Saving Energy as a Renter this Fall

Use these tips to save some energy—and money—in your rented apartment this fall.

September 12, 2013
Applying caulk to a window frame prevents air leakage. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/BanksPhotos.
Making the Most Out of the End of Summer

Use the final days of summer to get your home ready to save energy and money this fall and winter.

September 6, 2013
The school year can mean energy savings for your household. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/morganl
Back to School and Saving Energy at Home

Back-to-school time can mean savings for your household.

August 23, 2013
Save energy and money while buying school supplies this year. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/Ls9907
Green your Back to School Shopping List!

Add reduce, reuse, and recycle to your back-to-school shopping list this fall.

August 22, 2013
By taking energy savings into account when you move in this year, you can put some money back in your pocket. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/ArtBoyMB
Energy Savings 101: No Prerequisite Required

Save energy when you head back to school this year.

August 15, 2013
New Energy Saver 101 infographic breaks down a home energy audit, explaining what energy auditors look for and the special tools they use to determine where a home is wasting energy. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Home Energy Audits

The first step to saving energy and money is a home energy audit.