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Metal Quotes

(Most recent market data from Ino.com - after the North Mid-continent Region Petroleum Technology Transfer Council)



www.fueleconomy.gov, DOE

Home Heating/Cooling

 Take Charge! Challenge, Kansas Energy Office

Efficiency Kansas, State of Kansas

Energy Savers, DOE

Energy Efficiency Workshop, KCC, PowerPoints from Aug. 9, 2006 workshop

ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick, EPA Energy Star, a tool to measure potential savings for your home's energy use

Energy Savers' Virtual Home - EERE/DOE - Tour a virtual home that gives ideas on how to save energy.

Energy Information for the consumer - EERE/DOE

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) - LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings

Kansas Building Technology Projects EREN

K-State Engineering Extension - Energy Conservation & Renewable Energy
    Energy Link Library
    Home Energy Introduction

Resourceful Kansas, Kansas State University, Riley County and GBA Architects


Tool: Compact Fluorescent Lamp Calculator - calculate how much money a CFL can save you

Energy star - EPA

Recycling & Waste Reduction

Heartland Green Sheets - Information on recycled-content building products within a 500-mile radius surrounding Kansas City

Lawrence Waste Reduction & Recycling Division

Olathe Residential Curbside Recycling


Live Green KC - Resources for sustainable living in Kansas City, MO.

Affordable Comfort, Inc. - Conferences and Training events to help improve health, safety and energy use in Residential homes.

Treehugger.com - Webzine on "green living" including product reviews.

Home Energy Audits

Energy Audit Link Library - K-State Extension

Energy and Environmental Ratings Alliance - Manhattan

Kansas Building Science Institute - Manhattan

Metropolitan Energy Center - Kansas City, MO

Independent Energy Audits

The following auditors are provided strictly for the convenience of KEIN users. KEIN makes no endorsements or recommendations on behalf of the auditors listed below.

Energy Audit America, Overland Park

Energy Kares, Overland Park

Essential Inspections LLC, Lawrence/Topeka/KCK

Sustainable Energy Systems, Augusta

Smith & Boucher Engineers, Olathe

Energy Solutions Professionals, Overland Park

KCP&L List of Certified Energy Auditors

Industrial Energy Audits

Energy Conservation Services - Wichita, KS

Ludeman Insulation and Supply, Inc. - Wichita, KS

Campus Conservation

Campus Ecology - National Wildlife Federation

Sustainable Campuses Campaign - Sierra Youth Coalition (Canada)

Green Campus Initiatives - EPA

The Institute for Sustainable Energy - Eastern Connecticut State University

UT Campus Energy Conservation Initiatives - University of Texas

UI Sustainability Center - University of Idaho

Conservation Tips

Energy Hog - Information for children and their parents on how to make your home more energy efficient.

James Dulley's $ensible Home - Information to cut your energy bill from the syndicated columnist.

The Home Energy Saver - Web-based energy audit tool (from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Winterizing can extend energy dollars
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, December 6, 2001)

Recycling guidelines and facts
(Topeka Capital-Journal, August 18, 2000)

Conservation Activity

KU employees save $335K through energy conservation - KU Press Release, April 2001

Upcoming Events

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KCP&L will increase wind power and energy conservation
(Kansas City Star, Jan. 7, 2013)

Events planned to celebrate America Recycles Day
(Lawrence Journal World, Nov. 14, 2013)

City advisory board recommends tax abatement for LED firm
(Lawrence Journal World, August 20, 2013)

Recycling plant manager: Don't put out plastic bags
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Jan. 20, 2013)

City, Westar to partner on downtown Lawrence project to cut energy usage
(Lawrence Journal World, Nov. 20, 2012)

Energy fair offers bright ideas
(Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 22, 2012)

KU hopes energy audit will result in significant savings
(Lawrence Journal World, Feb. 1, 2012)

'Taking Charge': Kansans Save $2.3M in Challenge to Change Their Energy Behavior
(Energy.Gov, November 4, 2011)

Fort Scott tops Take Charge Challenge: Brings home $100,000
(Fort Scott Tribune, Oct. 26, 2011)

Manhattan, K-State down Lawrence, KU in energy efficiency contest
(Lawrence Journal World, Oct. 25, 2011)

Baldwin City wins $100K in Take Charge Challenge
(Baldwin City Signal, Oct. 26, 2011)

School districts curb energy usage to realize cost savings
(Shawnee Dispatch, Oct. 24, 2011)

Westar to offer $100 home energy audit program
(Lawrence Journal World, Oct. 7, 2011)

Lawrence writer uncovers homes made from materials destined for the dump
(Lawrence Journal World, Oct. 7, 2011)

KU looks to cut down on its energy use one CFL at a time
(Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 28, 2011)

There’s a clear case for recycling glass
(Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 26, 2011)

Eco-friendly products showcased at fair
(Lawrence Journal World, Sept. 11, 2011)

Baldwin City narrowly trails Paola in Take Charge Challenge
(Baldwin City Signal, September 1, 2011)

Details emerge on renewable energy projects funded through former Efficiency Kansas funds
(Lawrence Journal World, July 28, 2011)

Auditors question funds pulled from Efficiency Kansas program
(Lawrence Journal World, July 27, 2011)

State wants to pull millions in stimulus dollars from the Efficiency Kansas loan program
(Lawrence Journal World, July 21, 2011)

KU's guide for a greener campus set to go before Chancellor
(Lawrence Journal World, July 14, 2011)

Russian environmental advocates and administrators pay visit to Lawrence
(Lawrence Journal World, June 21, 2011)

Film crews come to Kansas to document Take Charge Challenge
(Lawrence Journal World, June 20, 2011)

Energy-friendly projects considered should city win challenge
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 25, 2011)

Home deconstruction: Can an entire house be recycled?
(Christian Science Monitor, May 25, 2011)

Light bulb switches add needed spark to Take Charge Challenge
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 23, 2011)

With technology on the grow, new era of efficiency, precision has taken root
(Hutchinson News, May 13, 2011)

Home audit finds energy drains and carbon monoxide leak
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 10, 2011)

Electronic recycling options double
(Lawrence Journal-World, May 9, 2011)

Green-related tax breaks
(Lawrence Journal-World, April 15, 2011)

LED street lights to come to downtown Lawrence
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 25, 2011)

KU rain garden a success
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 25, 2011)

Douglas County maintenance director plans to cut energy use 30 percent by 2015
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 22, 2011)

Energy audits help find holes to plug
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 11, 2011)

KU students plugging into energy-saving contest against K-State
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 11, 2011)

Editorial: Energy Surge
(Garden City Telegram, March 7, 2011)

Hundreds turn out for Take Charge Challenge kick-off party at Liberty Hall
(Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 30, 2011)

Conserving energy saves money
(Dodge City Globe, Dec. 20, 2010)

Deerfield neighborhood to be first in Lawrence to try electricity-tracking program
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 10, 2010)

Energy-efficient upgrades at KU expected to save $2 million a year
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 27, 2010)

Fort Scott to participate in Take Charge Challenge
(Fort Scott Tribune, Nov. 6, 2010)

City officials ready to take on Manhattan, KSU in contest to reduce energy consumption
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 2, 2010)

Kansas ranks 39th nationwide in energy efficiency policies
(Lawrence Journal-World, Nov. 2, 2009)

Appliances get their own recycled clunkers programs
(USA Today, August 26, 2009)

Weatherization funding available for Lawrence homeowners
(Lawrence Journal-World, August 4, 2009)

Communities to ‘take charge’ of energy use
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, April 7, 2009)

Can energy efficiency brighten a dark economy?
(Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 29, 2009)

Will LEDs replace compact fluorescent bulbs?
(The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 30, 2008)

Campuses find going green can be tough
(The Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 26, 2008)

Saunders: Green giant's big carbon footprint
(San Francisco Chronicle, April 17, 2007)

Recycler leaves nothing to waste
(Topeka Capital-Journal, March 21, 2007)
(Registration required)

Finding the Phantoms: Eliminate Standby Energy Losses
(Home Power Magazine, Feb/March 2007)

KEIN's Off-the-grid news archive - articles on Energy Independent Homes

KEIN's Green Homes news archive - articles on Energy Efficient Homes


Energy Independent Homes

Gridless Urban House Project - Urban Kansas Home that is off the grid
(Web-site sponsored by KCC Energy Program

Home Energy Magazine -Geared to both professionals and consumers

The Replete Residence Demonstration Home -Listed with the U.S. DOE's Green Buildings Success Stories

Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development -Green Buildings (EREN)

"Want to get off the grid?" - Concrete Homes Magazine, Aug. 2001

Off-the-Grid Homes News Archive - Kansas Energy Information Network


Municipal Plans

Douglas County Sustainability Plan - Lawrence, KS

City of Topeka, Kansas Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy - July 9, 2010 report

Sustainable Design

GBA Architects/Engineers Lenexa, KS


newCenter for Sustainability - Johnson County Community College

K-State Sustainability Center - Kansas State University

KU Center for Sustainability - University of Kansas
   newKU Sustainability Plan - University of Kansas, October 2011

2007 College Sustainability Report Card - Sustainable Endowments Institute
(NOTE: Rankings include KU)


Taking Stock of Campus Sustainability
(New York Times, August 23, 2011)

Center for Sustainability points eye to future
(The Oread, University of Kansas newsletter, Feb. 5, 2007)

New center supports sustainability
(University of Kansas Daily Kansan, Jan. 31, 2007)

KU barely passes on sustainability
(University of Kansas Daily Kansan, Jan. 31, 2007)


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