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Energy and Waste Saving Tools
- Home Energy Saver: More detailed DIY home energy assessment.
http://hes.lbl.gov/
- Home Energy Yardstick: Less detailed home energy assessment.
http://greenmodeling.com/diytest
- Carbon Footprint Calculator:
http://greenmodeling.com/carbonfootprintcalculator
Tax Credits, Grants and Other Funding:
  - Federal Tax Credits
  http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index
   
  - Everything from tax credits, to grants, to financing and more.
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/financing/consumers.html
   
  - Comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  http://www.dsireusa.org
   
  - Federal consumer tax incentives.
  http://www.energy.gov/taxbreaks.htm
   
  - A list of national, state and local sources for grants, tax credits, loans and other types of funding.
  http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/tools/funding.htm
   
  - Grants and fellowship information.
  http://www.epa.gov/epahome/grants.htm
   
  - Energy Star's comprehensive website for homeowners, businesses, congregations and more.
  http://www.energystar.gov
   
  - DOE's comprehensive educational resource for homeowners.
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/residential/index.html
   
  - DOEs website with comprehensive educational resources for.commercial and residential buildings.
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/
   
  - Comprehensive resource for homeowners.
  http://www.energysavers.gov
   
  - Comprehensive energy tatistics from the US government.
  http://www.eia.doe.gov
   
  - Ratings of sustainable products.
  http://www.goodguide.com/
   
  - Cosmetic safety and product reviews.
  http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1
   
Cost Calculators
  General:
  - Many cost calculators for a variety of residential, commercial and industrial products.
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/calculators/
   
  - Many cost calculators for a variety of residential and commercial products.
  http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=bulk_purchasing.bus_purchasing
   
  - Lighting:
  http://www.gelighting.com/na/business_lighting/education_resources/tools_software/toolkit/
   
  - Solar PV:
  http://www.nrel.gov/rredc/pvwatts/version2.html
  http://pvcalc.com
   
  - Solar Thermal:
  http://www.valentin.de/calculation/thermal/start/en
   
  - Wind:
  http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/power_databook/calc_wind.php
   
  - Water:
  http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/sc2.html
   
  - Geothermal:
  http://www.geosunnrg.com/geothermal-cost-estimator/index.cfm?step1
  http://earthcomfort.com/yourhouse/calculator/detailed
   
  - Total Home Energy:
  http://www.hes.lbl.gov/
   
Educational Materials (K-12):
  - Energy Star's interactive tool for kids. Also has information for parents and teachers.
  http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index
   
  - Another interactive took for kids. Also has information for teachers.
  http://www.energyhog.org/childrens.htm
   
  - Resources for teachers and students.
  http://getenergysmart.org/EnergyEducation/Default.aspx
   
  - Resources for students.
  http://ase.org/section/_audience/consumers/kids
   
  - Hands on home energy audit lesson for students.
  http://ase.org/uploaded_files/educatorlessonplans/audit.pdf
   
  - Comprehensive Teacher and Student Resources
  http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/
   
  - K-12 Lesson Plans and Activities
  http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/lessonplans/default.aspx