Useful links



  • The Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) site offers a wealth of information on energy efficiency as well as individual renewable energy technologies. It provides both practical and technical information in an easy to read format.
  • The EPA’s Energy Star website is a comprehensive resource containing general information, guidelines for energy management programs, the Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool, and much more. The Tools and Resources section under the Building & Plants tab is particularly helpful.
  • The DOE's Industrial Technologies Program Best Practices sites offers insights into the most common industrial efficiency opportunities, information on federal technical assistance programs (such as Save Energy Now), software tools (such as the Quick Plant Energy Profiler (PEP), MotorMaster, and the Pump System Assessment Tool (PSAT)) and other resources.
  • The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) site provides information about renewable technologies and a glimpse into the research currently underway.
  • Building Operator Certification (BOC), is a nationally recognized, competency-based training and certification program that offers facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces to be more comfortable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Information about the training programs and schedules are available at

Incentive Programs

  • The North Carolina Solar Center (NCSC) maintains a comprehensive listing of federal, state, and utility incentives and tax credits that support energy efficiency and renewable energy as well as information about rules, regulations and policies that impact them.
  • The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) site provides information on Massachusetts' initiatives to support clean energy technologies and foster sustainable markets for electricity generated from renewable sources including the Commonwealth Solar program.