Links and Contact Information

Links and Contact Information for Government Agencies, Academic Institutions, and Professional Organizations

 

 

Government Agencies and Academic Institutions


Department of Energy
www.energy.gov/ and www.eere.energy.gov/ and http://apps3.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/resources/data.shtml
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
1-(800) DIAL-DOE (Toll free)
(202) 586-4403 (Fax)
Large amount of energy related information.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory www.nrel.gov/
Department of Energy
Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy
901 D Street, SW, Suite 930
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 488-2200
Lots of great information about solar energy, wind energy and energy efficiency.  Check out the tabs on the left side of their website.

Efficient Windows Collaborative www.efficientwindows.org/index.cfm
A very informative website about energy-efficient windows developed jointly by the Center for Sustainable Building Research, Alliance to Save Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  The site provides unbiased information on the benefits of energy-efficient windows.

Energuide Program www.nrcan.gc.ca/energuide/home.cfm
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E4
(613) 995-0947
Canada’s Office of Energy Effeciency. Information on green appliances and reducing energy use.

Energy Star Qualified Products www.energystar.gov/
Environmental Protection Agency
US EPA
Energy Star Hotline (6202J)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
1-(888) 782-7937 Toll free – Energy Star Hotline
Information about Energy Star qualified products.

Environmental Protection Agency www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/contact.htm
Contact names, telephone numbers and email addresses of all ten EPA regional offices.

U.S. Energy Information Administration www.eia.doe.gov/
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
(202) 586-8800
Official energy statistics from the U.S. Government.

Energy Experts www.energyexperts.org
WSU Extension Energy Program
PO Box 43165, Building # 3
Olympia, Washington 98504
(360) 956-2129
A cooperative effort by the Washington State University Extension Energy Program, the Department of Energy, and several non-profit organizations.

Home Energy Saver www.hes.lbl.gov
The first web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool.  Developed by the Environmental Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) www.dsireusa.org/
Box 7401
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
(919) 515-5666
(919) 515-5778 (Fax)
The North Carolina Solar Center is operated by the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  A comprehensive source of information on local, state, utility and federal incentives to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Also has a huge number of links to related websites.

Tax Incentives Assistance Program www.energytaxincentives.org
Website sponsored by a coalition of public interest non-profit groups, government agencies and other organizations in the energy efficiency field to help conumers and businesses with the information they need to make use of federal income tax incentives.

ZIP-Code Insulation Program www.ornl.gov/~roofs/zip/ziphome.html
Free website run by the Department of Energy that contains information about insulation and a computer program that can calculate how much insulation is appropriate for your house based on where you live.

Professional Organizations

Alliance to Save Energy  www.ase.org
1850 M Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 857-0666
Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders.  ASE supports and promotes energy efficiency worldwide.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy www.aceee.org
529 14th Street N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20045
(202) 507-4000  (202) 507-4000
(202) 429-2248 (Fax)
A non-profit organization founded in 1980 dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means or promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.

American Solar Energy Society www.ases.org
2400 Central Avenue, Suite A
Boulder, Colorado 80301
(303) 443-3130
(303) 443-3212 (Fax)
America’s leading association of solar professionals and advocates. Established in 1954.

American Wind Energy Association www.awea.org
1501 M Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 383-2500
(202) 383-2505 (Fax)
A national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, service providers, manufacturers, utilities, researchers and others involved in the wind industry.

Canadian Wind Energy Association www.canwea.ca
170 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1P 5V5
1-(800) 922-6932 Toll free
(613) 234-8716
(613) 234-5642 (Fax)
Represents the wind energy community, and supports development and application of all aspects of wind energy.

Clean Energy States Alliance www.cleanenergystates.org
50 State Street, Suite 1
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 223-2554
(802) 223-4967
Alliance of states with clean energy funds or programs banded together to promote clean energy technologies.

Danish Wind Energy Association www.windpower.org
Rosenorns Alle 9, 5. sal
DK-1970
Frederiksberg C, Denmark
45 3373 0330
45 3373 0333 (Fax)
Informative web site created by the Danish Wind Energy Association.  (It can be viewed in English.)

European Wind Energy Association www.ewea.org
Rue d’Arlon 63-65
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium
+32 2 546 1940
+32 2 546 1944
The largest and most powerful European wind energy network.

Find Solar www.findsolar.com
(866)-485-2757
A service of the American Solar Energy Society.  This free website has tools to help evaluate the benefits and costs of residential solar energy.  Provides an extensive directory of pre-screened Renewable Energy Professionals.

Greener Choices www.greenerchoices.org/
Consumers Union
101 Truman Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10703
(914) 378-2000
This site is sponsored by Consumers Reports Magazine, and has a lot of useful information.

Interstate Renewable Energy Council www.irecusa.org/
P.O. Box 1156
Latham, New York 12110
(518) 458-6059
A non-profit organization dedicated to clean and renewable energy resources.

North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners www.nabcep.org/
634 Plank Road, Suite 102
Clifton Park, New York
1-(800) 654-0021
NABCEP is a national certification organization for professionals in the field of renewable energy.  They maintain a list of professional renewable energy installers that have completed their certification program.

Rocky Mountain Institute www.rmi.org
2317 Snowmass Creek Road
Snowmass, Colorado 81654
(970) 927-3851
A non-profit research and education foundation that has published a large number of very useful booklets and guides to help save money and use resources efficiently.

Solar Electric Power Association www.solarelectricpower.org
1220 19th Street NW, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 857-0898
(202) 559-2035 (Fax)
Association for advancement of solar power.

Solar Energy Industries Association www.seia.org
805 15th Street NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-0556
The U.S. trade association for solar energy and related businesses.

Solar Rating and Certification Corporation www.solar-rating.org
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922
(321) 638-1537
(321) 638-1010 (Fax)
A non-profit, independent third-party certification organization whose primary purpose is the development and implementation of certification programs and national rating standards for solar energy equipment.

U.S. Green Building Council www.usgbc.org
2101 L Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037
1-(800) 795-1747 Toll free
(202) 828-1164
(202) 828-5110 (Fax)
A non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.  Developers of the LEED building rating system.

About the Author

Mark H. Witte is a strong proponent for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and believes individuals should have more control over how the energy for their homes is produced.