Our homes are our refuge for warmth and safety, but they are also one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, there’s good news — if you want to lower your footprint, there are two different approaches for your home.
Your efforts to lower your energy use or source renewables will save you money long-term.
1. MAKE YOUR HOME ENERGY-EFFICIENT
2. SOURCE YOUR ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
ENERGY EFFICIENCY SAVES MONEY.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates making your home energy-efficient can save you $700 – $1,200 each year.
THE PRINCETON CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
This is big.
Buildings are Princeton’s single largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Energy use in our buildings — homes, apartments, and commercial properties — accounts for two-thirds of Princeton’s community emissions, considerably more than our transportation and waste emissions combined.
The Princeton Climate Action Plan identifies multiple strategies to reduce emissions from our buildings, and increase the supply of affordable, renewable energy
CO2 produced within Princeton in 2018
A BRIGHT IDEA.
Since 2004, over 120 homes, businesses, and nonprofits have installed rooftop or ground-mounted solar photovoltaic arrays in Princeton
NEW JERSEY IS #1.
With the ability to power 500,000 homes, New Jersey is ranked No. 1 in the United States for total installed solar capacity per square mile