This September 2014 white paper by U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Tim Scott presents a national perspective on energy insecurity and how it can be tackled.
ACEEE is an nonprofit dedicated to advancing energy efficiency for economic prosperity and environmental protection. The ACEEE offers a variety of energy efficiency “portals” for visitors to peruse in order to learn about energy consumption and existing energy efficiency policies across multiple sectors in the US. News and blog articles, publications (research reports), and a calendar of events, focused on all things relating to clean energy, provide additional information on ways to promote energy security in the US.
The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative offers tips and details on how to address common health hazards in one’s own home to promote clean, healthy, and safe homes. Articles include tips to help families consume less energy and create homes free of health and safety hazards.
An organization that aims to bring energy efficiency to new and existing buildings as a way to promote and maintain affordable and healthy housing and communities. This organization’s work is focused on engaging a range of educational, technical, and construction management activities and services to improve low-income housing and communities.
Programs offered include: “energy audits, modeling, project work scope and specification development, construction management, bench-marking and energy usage monitoring, and green building design services for high performance new construction.”
Campbell Systematic Reviews is the peer-reviewed online monograph series of systematic reviews prepared under the editorial control of the Campbell Collaboration. Campbell Systematic Reviews follow structured guidelines and standards for summarizing the international research evidence on the effects of interventions in crime and justice, education, international development, and social welfare.
They seek to bring about positive social change, and to improve the quality of public and private services around the world. Their belief is that a systematic and rigorous approach to research synthesis improves the knowledge base for decisions on policy and practice. Better-informed choices by policymakers, practitioners, and members of the general public can lead to better outcomes.
The Simplified Measure of Gobbledygook, or “SMOG,” is a tool that was created by G Harry McLaughlin in 1969. The SMOG estimates the number of years of education a person needs to understand a given text based on the number of sentences and syllables.
A replicable, ready-for-dissemination parenting education and skills training program which can be used to support immigrant parents of children of all ages.
Provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations.