A sustainable home is a clean and safe place where you can live in without harming you or the environment and is affordable for future generations to live in. Ensuring resiliency to a home is possible by making small changes to adapt to changes from weather, increasing costs and unexpected events. Making your home more energy efficient and adding renewable energy will help make your home sustaibale and resilient. Explore each topic futher to discover how you can save money and make improvements to your home.

Many of our daily activities cause emissions of greenhouse gases. For example, we produce greenhouse gas emissions from burning gasoline when we drive, burning oil or gas for home heating, or using electricity generated from coal, natural gas, and oil. Greenhouse gas emissions vary among individuals depending on a person's location, habits, and personal choices. Take a few minutes to find out with EPA's Household Carbon Footprint Calculator link, what your carbon footprint is.

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The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of this going to heating and cooling costs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can help you make smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that can help save on energy costs, improve your overall comfort at home, and help fight global warming.


A Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling

Energy Efficient Home