Reduce Through Improving Efficiency
According to EPA ENERGY STAR, The annual energy bill for a typical single home is approximately $2,200. See where does the money go here.
Want to know much you are paying for the energy used by your appliances? Use the Appliance Energy Calculator to find out.
Take a room-by-room tour of ENERGY STAR @ home and learn what you can do save energy, save money and help protect our environment in your own home.
|Special Offers and Rebates from ENERGY STAR Partners|
- Use Sealing and Insulation
- Improve Heat & Cool Efficiency
- Use a Programmable Thermostat
- Switch to Efficient Light Bulb
- Explore Energy Saving Water Heaters
- Audit your Energy Use
Switch to Renewable EnergyBuy Renewable Energy
In Albany County, customers of NationalGrid or NYSEG may select to purchase clean electricity generated from renewable sources:
Available to everyone, the Sterling Wind™ Option offers 100% clean and renewable wind energy. You can enroll regardless of your utility provider.
Onsite Solar Electric for Homes/Businesses
Installing a solar electricity system at a residential and commercial building will offset electricity that otherwise has to be purchased from an utility company. NYSERDA will help pay for $1.75 per watt ($1,750 per KW) of the solar system.
Material RecyclingRecycling Starts with You!
For Teachers - here is a dynamic educational program to help students build core skills as well as teach them important basics about paper recycling
Recycle Ziploc Bags and Containers
Schools can get paid for collecting Ziploc bags and containers for recycling. Plastic bag and container maker Ziploc has teamed with TerraCycle to increase recycling of its products
Green Communities in Albany County
Albany County is rich in community and grassroot efforts to conserve energy, switch to renewable sources, and adopt a green lifestyle.
|Rresource on climate, energy, and sustainability issues|
|Alliance for Clean Energy New York|
|Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension|
|The Sierra Club of Hudson-Mohawk|
|UAlbany Green Scene|