HUD Highlights E-Newsletter
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Region X - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
October 2007 - Volume 3, Number 9
October is Energy Awareness Month
Did you know that replacing a single 75-watt bulb with an Energy Star bulb may save you more than $30 in energy costs over the life of that one lightbulb? HUD has partnered with the folks at Energy Star to encourage you to "change a light and change the world!". Take the pledge to replace at least one lightbulb in your home or office with an Energy Star bulb. Take the pledge (http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=cal.pledgeForm&cpd_id=692&campaign_year=2007)
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Homeowners, are you letting money slip through your fingers? or out your windows? or around your doors? Making small improvements to your home, such as adding weatherstripping around doors and windows, can make a big difference in your utility bills. Visit our website for some state-specific energy efficiency resources.
Elementary, middle and high school students are encouraged to enter our "Change a Light, Change the World" poster contest. Winners will receive a $100 dollar savings bond (which would be a great addition to anyone's college fund!)
Poster contest instructions and entry form can be found on HUD's website.
Do you know someone who's having trouble meeting monthly expenses due to rising energy costs? If so, visit our website to find state-by-state resources that may be able to help with those utility payments.
For Your Reading Pleasure
Want to learn more about energy & conservation programs? Visit these websites!
HUD's Energy page on our website
Energy Savers (http://www.energysavers.gov/)
Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (http://www.aceee.org/consumerguide/index.htm)
ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick (http://energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=home_energy_yardstick.showStep2)
Special Offer/Rebate Finder (http://energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=rebate.rebate_locator) from ENERGY STAR partners
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