SCI FI Channel, Alliance to Save Energy, EEI Join Together for Energy-saving Web Site

On Aug. 28, the Alliance to Save Energy, the Edison Electric Institute and the SCI FI Channel joined together to provide consumers an array of low-tech and high-tech money-saving tips to fit various pocketbooks and capabilities on SCI FI's Web site -- http://www.scifi.com/homemakeover. The Web site tells the story behind some of the energy-efficiency technologies and products, including how they work, covering such things as smarter appliances and electronics, compact fluorescent bulbs, and even the "anatomy" of an efficient window.

Noting that everyone can have a "smarter" house, the Web site points out that "today's smart money-saving, pollution-reducing energy-efficiency technologies and products do the work for you -- in unobtrusive, behind-the-scenes ways -- while you enjoy lower home energy bills, are on the leading edge of technology, and doing the right thing for the planet and our nation's energy security."

Among the top 10 energy-saving tips on the Web site, there also are some basic low-tech, no-cost/low-cost tips, such as turn off everything not in use: lights, TVs, computers, all other electronics; activate "sleep" features on computers and office equipment that power down when the equipment is not in use for a while; and close blinds or shades on the south- and west-facing windows during summer days.

Check out the archives of Environmental Protection magazine Web site for additional tips, including: "Energy-Saving Tips for Refrigerators."

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

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