1. Home
  2. Activity Downloads
  3. Environmental Activities
  4. Green Home Energy Efficiency Guides, Resources and Energy Star® Kids Activities

You are free download and share the list of learning activities that help kids awareness for saving energy at home.

Learn the fundamental concepts behind renewable energy sources and energy efficiency through short videos.

Energy Star® Kids Activities & Resources

Improving your home's energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR can help to lower high energy bills, improve comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the many ways to save in your home and track your progress with "My ENERGY STAR" - your new dashboard to savings.

Read More

Home Energy Yardstick

Assess the energy efficiency of your home and see how it measures up:

EPA's Home Energy Yardstick provides a simple assessment of your home's annual energy use compared to similar homes. By answering a few basic questions about your home, you can get:

  • Your home's Home Energy Yardstick score (on a scale of 1 to 10);
  • Insights into how much of your home's energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water;
  • Links to guidance from ENERGY STAR on how to increase your home's score, improve comfort, and lower utility bills; and
  • An estimate of your home's annual carbon emissions.

Read More

 score graphic

Video: Energy 101 - Light Bulbs

 Public Downloads

All items are free to view, share, and download.

Public Downloads - Español (Spanish)

When available, we provide all our content with a Spanish version in our public download section. You can find additional material from sources listed in all our articles.

Other Resources:

Are you ready to increase your home's energy efficiency and all-around comfort? With the ENERGY STAR Home Advisor, you can create a profile of your home's energy efficiency features and get a prioritized list of energy-saving recommendations customized to your home.

Home Improvement Projects - Advice, tools, resources and inspiration to help you save energy.

Read More

 Video PlayList: Energy Efficiency

Are Electric Cars Really Green? | 5 Minute Video
Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how...
Energy 101: Electricity Generation
Animated correspondent "Little Lee Patrick Sullivan" follows...
Energy 101: Solar Power
Our animated correspondent, 'Little Lee Patrick Sullivan,' continues...
Energy 101: Hydropower
Learn how hydropower captures the kinetic energy of flowing water and...
Energy 101: Wind Power
Our animated correspondent "Little Lee Patrick Sullivan" explains how...
Energy 101: Light Bulbs
Our animated correspondent, 'Little Lee Patrick Sullivan,' kicks off...
Energy 101: Geothermal Energy
See how we can generate clean, renewable energy from hot water sources...
Energy 101 | Biofuels
Biomass is an organic renewable energy source that includes materials...
Energy 101: Natural Gas Power Plants
In this episode of Energy 101 host Lacey Lett explains how combined...
Energy 101: Home Energy Assessment
A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is...
Energy 101: Solar PV
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective...
Energy 101: Fuel Cell Technology
Learn how fuel cell technology generates clean electricity from...

Are Electric Cars Really Green? | 5 Minute Video

Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how much greener? What about the CO2 emissions produced during electric cars' production? And where does the electricity that powers ...