In the United States, over 20% of our total energy consumption is residential. In fact, in the United States, we are the 7th largest per capita consumer of residential energy. Where is all of that energy going? Are you living with a "gas-guzzler"? Explore the application below to understand more about how we consume energy in our homes. Blue stars indicate ENERGY STAR models are available. Click on the green stars to find out how quickly an ENERGY STAR appliance can pay for itself.
The data presented in this application was supplied and is derived from a number of sources, including: ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy; the Department of Energy's Energy Savers program; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Energy End-Use Forecasting Group and Standby Power program; utility companies, including Pacific Gas & Electric and Flathead Electric Cooperative; and Consumer Reports. Additional information was provided by D&R International, independent consultants for ENERGY STAR.
Pentagram, Lisa Strausfeld