Energy efficiency is a reduction in the amount of energy required to provide products and services. Such measures may include
insulating a building thereby requiring less heating and cooling energy to attain and maintain required temperatures. These improvements are usually attainable through more efficient technology or
production process such as:
USDA-NRCS – Farm Energy Efficiency
Information about energy efficiency and conservation practices.
USDA-NRCS Conservation Energy Estimators
NRCS Energy Estimator Tools
Other Energy Tools
Energy Self Assessment Tools
- Energy Conservation Tools
Tools designed to help farmers and ranchers identify ways to reduce their energy costs.
- Renewable Energy Tools
Tools that will help estimate the energy production from solar photovoltaic panels, solar hot water panels, wind turbines, biogas from
anaerobic digesters and biomass such as wood, wood pellets, corn and prairie grass pellets.
US Energy Information Administration: For Kids
"Efficiency and Conservation Are Different but Related"
Site also includes information for teachers.
E3A: Exploring Energy Efficiency & Alternatives
E3A is an Extension teaching resource for non-biased, research-based information on energy efficiency & small renewable energy technologies for
home, farm & ranch. An educational site.
State of Rhode Island – Office of Energy Resources
URI Sustainable Energy
Information and updates on URI's energy programs, projects and events.
National Grid's energy efficiency programs.
MilkProduction.com — Dairy Farm Energy Efficiency
An article on energy efficiency in the milking process.