As the demand for energy in America grows, it creates more pollution and drives climate change.
Becoming more energy efficient is the cheapest and fastest way to cut energy bills and reduce carbon pollution. NRDC conducts research, partners with manufacturers, and advocates for policies that create dramatic savings. We've helped strengthen nationwide standards for heat pumps and create the first-ever regional efficiency standards for air conditioners and furnaces.
What You Can Do
Save Energy and Money
Nearly one-quarter of home energy use is consumed by "vampires"—devices and appliances that suck up electricity even when switched off. Here's how to outsmart them.