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Energy-Savings Tags On Appliances Might Be Helpful, But Are They Accurate?

Appliances for sale at stores come with yellow energy-saving tags which give shoppers an idea of how much it will cost to run the appliance. But CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco found it could cost much more depending on what state you live in.


Tuttle Avenue School in Eastport, N.Y. has reached LEED gold certification. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Eastport Elementary School Wins Gold Certification For Going Green

Eastport’s newest elementary school, the Tuttle Avenue School, is equipped with electronic sensors that control the brightness of lights in balance with natural light. The school also has an extremely energy efficient heating system.


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Stories From Main Street: Building What Could Be N.J.’s First ‘Passive House’

The so-called “passive house” is so energy efficient that it doesn’t have a furnace or central air conditioning and could save the homeowner thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.


A new initiative could save New Yorkers money on their utility bills.(credit:CBS2)

Energy Efficient Home Improvements Could Save New Yorkers Money

The only thing keeping many people from having a more energy efficient home is money. A brand new program allows people to get green upgrades now and pay for them later in their monthly utility bill.


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The Basics About Solar Power In Your New York Home

Embracing solar is easier than you think.


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Going Green Can Save On Utility Bills, Taxes In New York

Congressman Steve Isreal said you can save on your taxes for each Energy Star change you make. A new roof for example could earn you a tax credit of $500.