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Energy Conservation

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General Science Collection  
A customized selection of journals that feature a wide range of general science topics. Virtual Tour

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 19,000 pro/con viewpoints and 13,000 topic overviews. Students of all levels will benefit from a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.  Virtual Tour 



American Gas Association
Energy effieciency - Tips for Consumers

Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings
Tips and guidelines from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Topics range from selecting appliances to energy audits.

Do-It-Yourself Videos 
Energy Saving and other "How-to" videos.

Energy Circle
A variety of energy related information, videos, products, and blogs.

Home Energy
Home Energy magazine’s mission is to disseminate objective and practical information on residential energy efficiency, performance, comfort, and affordability.

National Grid
Energy Saving Tips

U.S. Department of Energy:  Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), offering a variety of information to homes, vehicles, and other areas pertaining to energy efficiency and renewable energies.

U.S. Department of Energy:  Energy Saver
Energy Savers provides homeowners with tips for saving energy and money at home and on the road.


Community and Local Links 

Buffalo First
Buffalo First is an organization comprised of local independent businesses, organizations and concerned citizens working to build a more local, green and fair economy for all.

Buffalo ReUse
Local organization whose aim is the reclamation of quality building materials, preservation of the architectural heritage of buildings that would otherwise be destroyed, and supply of low-cost building materials to enhance the structural and aesthetic quality of existing homes in our City. Check out its  Facebook page for the latest news.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority 
NYSERDA’s aim is to help New York meet its energy goals by providing information about energy efficiency, tax incentives, funding opportunities, and more.


Library Materials

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Dwellings--Energy Conservation
Kill A Watt Energy Kit