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HERO program offers unique financing for energy upgrades

More than 500 Jackson County, MO residents have installed solar systems or added energy-efficiency features to their houses this year through a new Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) financing program.

HERO financing helps homeowners make energy-efficient and renewable-energy improvements to their homes, and then pay for the upgrades over time through an additional, voluntary line item on their property […]

Switch to LED lights & tag friends to join in

Now that Daylight Savings Time is over, it’s time to replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient lighting and “tag” your friends on social media to do the same.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is launching an #LEDchallenge on social media to urge everyone to switch out at least one inefficient bulb for an LED. Then “tag” a […]

November 7th, 2017|Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability|0 Comments

Try 13 ideas to save 65+ gallons of water a day

About one percent of all water on Earth is drinkable, but it plays a huge role in our daily lives, from brushing our teeth to cooking our food. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the average American uses between 80-100 gallons of water per day at home. However, saving drinkable water is imperative to ensure […]

Cut $165 in energy vampire costs at home

This Halloween while vampires are slinking through the streets, unplug the energy vampires lurking inside your home and save up to $165 a year in energy costs.

Electronic appliances consume power even when they are switched off or in standby mode but still plugged in, creating vampire energy and costing consumers hundreds of dollars each year. […]

Tour an historic home for energy-saving ideas

Tour a 106-year-old house at a Home Energy-Efficiency Open House and learn about renewable energy, energy audits and insulation, high-efficiency HVAC systems, rebate programs, electric vehicles and healthy indoor air.

Project Living Proof (PLP) is a 3,665-square-foot house owned by the Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) http://www.metroenergy.org/) and located just east of the Plaza in the historic […]