Thanks for joining the efforts to green our neighborhoods and lower your energy bills at the same time. As part of this effort all we ask is that you fill in your “Baseline Energy Tracker” on a monthly basis and from time to time share your results with your neighbors.
The Starter Kit includes:
- The “Baseline Energy Tracker” at baseline.greeningneighborhoods.com so you can log in the amount of water, heating fuel, electricity, and gasoline you use, which is marked on your monthly water and energy bills. The quantities used are on the bills. This will let you develop a base line from which you can compare your energy consumption from month to month. Along with the energy consumption, you should note any energy saving improvements you make. If you have your water and energy bills from last year you should enter those in the 2010 fields and 2010 will be your base line.
- The HEAT self-audit that guides you in determining areas within your home where there is heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer. When deficiencies are corrected you will save money on heating and cooling bills.
- A Mileage Recorder Booklet that you can keep in your car to jot down gallons of gas, mileage, and cost. Every month you should enter the amount of gasoline you used in the Baseline Energy Tracker. Click here down load your Mileage Booklet.
- A summary of the eight categories where we can save energy is under Save Money.
- Green Papers under “Save Money” give detailed examples, under each category, of ways to conserve resources and, of course, saving money. There are eight green papers: Alternative Transportation – Water – Heating and Cooling Our Homes – Control Solar Heat Gain – Indoor Air Quality – Grow Local – Buy Local – Recycle and Compost – Lighting and Appliances
- Tips under Save Money is an archive of money saving tips that are issued weekly to Greening Neighborhoods members.