In this section of our website, CCE-Tompkins offers resources that can help you learn about ways you can reduce energy consumption and use energy resources more efficiently.
A new local building energy system study for townhouses and custom/luxury homes found that the energy cost of heat pumps is slightly lower than natural gas and significantly lower than propane. Full report as a pdf here.
Visit about a dozen homes that feature renewable energy and/or eco-friendly building practices, open to the public for this one-day event, Saturday, Sept. 30, 10am-4pm. $5 suggested donation.
Solar energy is simply energy derived from the sun, that we can convert to electricity or thermal energy. Since sunlight is relatively infinite, solar energy is one of our most promising renewable resources.
When comparing heating fuels, wood has a lot of advantages. Learn about choosing, storing and safely burning firewood on our "Heating with Wood" pages.
We've profiled a variety of biomass project across New York State, here on our website.
Are your old wooden windows letting in drafts? Take time to assess the working conditions of your windows, and improve the overall comfort of your home.
Last updated July 24, 2017