Explore the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is the use of less energy to perform a task or produce a result, and is essential in the fight against climate change. In addition to using less energy, efforts to become more energy efficient also save money in utility costs and improve communities by addressing energy equity. Energy equity would allow the economic, health, and social benefits of participating in energy efficiency to extend to all levels of society, regardless of ability, race, or socioeconomic status.

You can search our catalog for materials on energy conservation, energy efficiency, and climate change. Use your library card to access O'Reilly for ebooks on related subjects to read in your web browser. Access our Issues & Controversies database for articles on Energy Policy and Climate Change.

Check out a wattmeter from select library locations to measure the electric active power in your home. 

The Community Weatherization Coalition (CWC) is a local non-profit helping Alachua County homeowners and renters save money on their utility bills with Home Energy Tune-ups. A limited number of DIY Home Tune-up kits are available for checkout from the Cone Park and Waldo branches. Residents must submit an online application prior to checking out the kits. Paper applications are available at the Cone Park and Waldo branches.

Energy Conservation
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The Homeowner's Energy Handbook by Paul Scheckel
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The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation by Charlie Wing
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Things You Can Do by Eduardo Garcia
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Complete Guide to Reducing Energy Costs

The Homeowner's Energy Handbook by Paul Scheckel

The Visual Handbook of Energy Conservation by Charlie Wing

Things You Can Do: How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste by Eduardo Garcia

Complete Guide to Reducing Energy Costs

Energy Conservation for Kids
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Energy Conservation by Amanda Bishop
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Saving Energy by Neil Morris
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Save Energy, Bert and Ernie
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Saving Energy by Charlotte Guillain

Energy Conservation by Amanda Bishop

Saving Energy by Neil Morris

Save Energy, Bert and Ernie

Saving Energy by Charlotte Guillain

Climate Change
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The Physics of Climate Change by Lawrence M. Krauss
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Climate Change for Dummies
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This is Climate Change by David Nelles and Christian Serrer
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A Short, Hopeful Guide to Climate Change by Oisín McGann

The Physics of Climate Change by Lawrence M. Krauss

Climate Change for Dummies

This is Climate Change: A Visual Guide to the Facts by David Nelles and Christian Serrer

A Short, Hopeful Guide to Climate Change by Oisín McGann

Climate Change for Kids
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Climate Action: The Future is in Our Hands by Georgina Stevens
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Our World Out of Balance: Understanding Climate Change and What We Can Do by Andrea Minoglio
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How Do We Stop Climate Change? by Tom Jackson
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Climate Change in Infographics by Renae Gilles

Climate Action: The Future is in Our Hands by Georgina Stevens

Our World Out of Balance: Understanding Climate Change and What We Can Do by Andrea Minoglio

How Do We Stop Climate Change? by Tom Jackson

Climate Change in Infographics by Renae Gilles

 

By AshleyW on August 1, 2022