“In the U.S., it costs $200 billion a year to power the buildings where we work, shop, and go to school, and another $200 billion for industrial energy use. On average 20-30% of this energy is wasted. By reducing the waste of energy in buildings we can save energy and money, create good jobs, and avoid significant emissions of CO2.”
-Better Buildings, U.S. Department of Energy
Over the past five years, PennTAP has helped businesses reduce their energy costs by more than $8.6 million using these tools.
There are simple, low to no-cost steps you can take to make your building more energy-efficient, more cost-efficient, and more sustainable for the environment. PennTAP has created this free energy toolkit as a starting place and guide to estimating potential savings in your facility or home. The resources within this toolkit are designed to support each sector’s main energy usages so you can take actions specific to your building type and start improving your energy efficiency today.
Ready to get started? Select your sector:
Note: These toolkits should be used for educational purposes only and should not be used in place of a professional energy audit. The results provided are an estimation. Your savings may vary based on your actual facility and equipment sizes or the size of your home and household.
This project was funded by the Metropolitan Edison Company/Pennsylvania Electric Company Sustainable Energy Fund. For more information about their programs, go to their website here.