Reference Library

ECA has produced a number of energy saving guides with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you save money and energy in your home. This work has helped improve the design of ECA’s energyconservation and housing preservation programs.  Independent evaluation of a number of ECA’s energy conservation programs has also refined our program design. These publications are freely available for download. If you’re interested in purchasing professional prints of our materials, please contact Rachael Barrett at RachaelB@ecasavesenergy.org.

Climate Change, Clean Power Plan, Sustainable Practices

According to polling by Gallup, Americans are identifying alternative energy as a preference over gas and oil production. Gallup has been asking this question annually since 2011. This year marks the highest percentage prioritizing alternative energy. You can read more by clicking here

 

Clean and Green Jobs

From the Introduction: To better understand how clean energy is creating jobs in the Keystone State and to examine what policies are needed now to support future job growth, Clean Jobs Pennsylvania analyzes the size and scope of the state’s clean energy economy. Relying on databases and survey data from Pennsylvania employers, this comprehensive report found that the clean energy sector in Pennsylvania in 2015 employed more than 66,000 workers at 5,900 businesses and establishments.

Energy, Weatherization

How Much Does Energy Efficiency Cost?: read more here

Energy Efficiency Lowers the Cost of Clean Power Plan Compliance: read more here

Saving Energy Helps American Families: read more here

Weatherization

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association has made its Reflective Roof Rebates Database, originally created exclusively for use by the association’s members, available to the public. The database allows users to search for available reflective roof incentives across the United States, and includes a list of rebates, loans, grants, and tax credits for reflective roof coatings applied to low-slope and steep-slope roofs.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Kenney Administration has released their Transition Report, and ECA is overjoyed to see such goals as 80% GHG reduction by 2050, LED streetlights, and investing in energy efficiency training. We look forward to seeing these sustainability goals become a reality of the cleaner, greener Philadelphia. 

 

Solar

Designed to demonstrate the breadth of the industry and its critical occupations, as well as the necessity for high quality solar training in a variety of related fields, the Solar Career Map quickly became a popular tool for the USDOE SunShot Initiative and a model for other clean energy sectors.

Sustainable Practices
How does climate change impact human health? Climate change threatens human health and wellbeing in many ways, including impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfires, decreased air quality, threats to mental health, and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and disease-carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks. Some of these health impacts are already underway in the United States.
Sustainable Practices
Buy Local, Buy Organic! Organic consumption is healthy for both you and the planet!