Home Envelope

Home Envelope: an energy guide to help you keep the outside out and the inside in - AE1616

The NDSU Extension Service has a long history of providing research-based information to help people make informed decisions concerning their energy use. This guide, originally developed by the Division of Energy Resources in the Minnesota Department of Commerce, is designed to help you figure out what steps you can take to reduce energy use in your home. Although you might not be able to do all of the improvements yourself or may not need to, this guide will provide an introduction to home energy use.

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Insulating to Reduce Heating Costs

Insulating to Reduce Heating Costs - AE1368

In North Dakota, about 50 percent of energy used in homes is for heating and air conditioning. Properly insulating your home not only saves money, but also makes the home more comfortable.

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Distillers Grains for Dairy Cattle

Distillers Grains as a Protein and Energy Supplement for Dairy Cattle - AS1241

Distillers grains are coproducts produced from the fermentation of grains for alcohol. In the last 30 years, alcohol’s use as an alternative fuel has increased significantly. This increased demand has led to the development and expansion of ethanol production plants in North Dakota and the upper Midwest. With production increasing, the opportunity exists for using a substantial quantity of distillers grains in dairy rations.

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Tips for Saving Energy and Money for Renters

Tips for Saving Energy and Money for Renters - AE1520

Finding ways to reduce energy use in a rented house or apartment may not seem easy. Here are a few simple things that can make a big difference to increase your comfort and reduce your energy bills if you rent.

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Fuel Cost Comparison

Fuel Cost Comparison - AE1015

This publication provides a relative cost comparison chart showing heating values for fuels and biomass that can be helpful in deciding what type of fuel is the most cost effective to use.

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