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Alliance to Save Energy
Born out of the oil embargo of the 1970s, the Alliance to Save Energy set out to improve the efficiency of America’s energy resources to ensure that we never use more energy that we need to.

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
Suggestions for choosing the most efficient appliances and energy saving tips for the home.

Energy Star
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy with tips on how to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

Home Energy Saver
Run by the U.S. Department of Energy, this site recommends energy-saving upgrades that are appropriate to the home.

Green Home Guide
Produced by the U.S. Green Building Council, this site offers suggestions on how to green your home to reduce energy and improve air quality.

Partnership for Home energy Efficiency
Managed by the U.S. Department of Energy, this site provides tips and suggestions on saving energy for the home.

U.S. Energy Information Administration
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.

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Center for Neighborhood Technology Housing and Transportation Index
Americans traditionally consider housing affordable if it costs 30 percent or less of their income. The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, in contrast, offers the true cost of housing based on its location by measuring the transportation costs associated with place.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Hosts a range of data from this government agency on aging, workplace, obesity and life expectancy.

Community Health Status Indicators
Run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides an overview of key health indicators for local communities and to encourage dialogue about actions that can be taken to improve a community’s health.
The purpose of is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. There are thousands and thousands of data sets on this site from across government agencies.

Data Driven Detroit
Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making to strengthen communities in Southeast Michigan.

Food Environment Atlas
Run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this site explores food and environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—to see how they interact to influence food choices and diet quality.

This website displays a collection of government data on demographics, agriculture, climate and transportation.

Walkshed New York
Walkshed New York uses an advanced methodology to calculate and map walkability in New York City.

Walkshed Philadelphia
Wakshed Philadelphia measures the walkability of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Ranks the walkability of the top 40 cities in the United States.