Home Energy Efficiency

Interactive simulations and activities for learning about energy efficiency and heat loss or gains in homes

Energy efficiency takes into consideration the amount of energy needed to accomplish a particular goal. For example, energy-efficient appliances require less energy to cool items in a refrigerator or dry clothes in the clothes dryer compared to those that use an alternative energy source. In homes, both the structure and the components of the home (e.g., windows, insulation) affect energy efficiency; conditions around the home (e.g., temperature outside) also play a role. Homes also have a thermal boundary, which is a layer of insulation that separates the inside of a home from the outside.

Home Energy Efficiency

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Home Energy Efficiency Resources

Explore the energy efficiency of a home using the free educational simulations and activities below. These scientifically accurate models are great for the classroom, homework assignments, or independent learning. Use them to answer the question, "What affects the energy efficiency of my home?"

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