PAMA Energy Study - 50-city study showing awnings significantly reduce cooling costs in U.S.
Data analysis shows that in a hot year, awnings can reduce annual cooling energy by more than 25%, compared to homes with completely unshaded windows. This can amount to as much $200 or more in energy savings. The complete report is now available. View Final Summary & Individual Data Reports for all 50 cities.
www.windowattachments.org. - Window Attachments is maintained by BuildingGreen, Inc. as part of its ongoing work on window attachments with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Windows and Daylighting group. This work is supported by the US Department of Energy, its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the Building Technologies program.
Calculate how much you might save by adding awnings to your home.
Home Energy Saver - a web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool developed by the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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Improve your home's energy efficiency Dept. of Energy Web Site (www.eere.gov) focuses on improving energy efficiency for homes and the use of awnings as part of that solution. Click here.
High-tech controls optimize awning benefits Managing the use of sun and shade can have a significant impact on home's energy efficiency.
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