Home, Business & Municipal Energy Resources

Making choices that save energy -- in your home, business or community -- can have a positive impact on the environment while also saving you money.  In this section of our website, CCE-Tompkins has compiled resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently. For more basic information on what energy is, where it comes from, and how we use it visit:Energy Explained  (US Energy Information Administration).

Home lighting webinar now online

The "Residential Lighting: New Technologies & Efficiencies" webinar presented on 10/9/2013 was recorded and is available for viewing online.  Presented by Cornell's Energy Team and Statewide Consumer Education Program for Residential Energy Efficiency (CEPREE) and NYSERDA, the webinar focuses on recent changes in lighting technologies and products, more specifically on LED lighting products for the residential market.  Presented by Mark Pierce of Cornell's Dept. of Design & Environmental Analysisand NYSERDA's Ryan Moore.  You can also view the presentation slides, and a related list of resources.

  • SAVE ENERGY


    Learn low-cost AND no-cost ways to reduce home energy use in our next FREE "Save Energy, Save Dollars" workshop on Sept. 10th from 12-2PM.  Each household takes home a free energy saving kit worth $15. Will be held again on October 1st from 2:30-4:30PM.

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  • GREEN BUILDING

    Cipolla-Dennis straw bale round house, on the 2010 Green Building Open House tour.

    For a wide range of reliable resources and educational programs on the topic of sustainable building methods and materials, visit CCE-Tompkins' Green Building Program pages!

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  • WOOD HEAT


    Learn about buying and storing wood, choosing and maintaining a wood stove, and safe burning practices in our free publication "Learn to Burn" available as a pdf on this site!

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  • RENEWABLES

    Wind turbine in Hawaii, photo by Harvey McDaniel used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

    Find information and resources on renewable energy forms -- including biomass, geothermal, wind and solar power -- here on our website!

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  • NATURAL GAS


    Visit our library of resources on shale gas to learn more about hydrofracking, a process for extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, here on our website!

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  • RADON


    January is Radon Action Month! Attend a FREE 20-minute presentation (at 4pm or 5pm) at our "Radon Action Event" on January 16th and take home a FREE home Radon test kit!

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Last updated: June 16th 2014 - 9:20am