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Information provided on the Energy Upgrade website was collected from many sources, primarily public agencies, Universities and electric utilities. Below is a list of the sources if you would like to access additional information.
Arpan, L., Liu, J., Opel, A., Steinberg, P. (2009), Home Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Florida: A Survey of Residents' Behaviors, Intentions, Perceived Barriers & Perceived Benefits, Florida State University.
 
McIvaine, J., Sutherland, K., Sleith, K., and Chandra, S. (2009), Explaining Cost-Effective High Performance Residential Retrofits for Affordable Housing in the Hot Humid Climate, Florida Solar Energy Center.
 
Melody, I.(1987), Radiant Barriers: A Question & Answer Primer, Florida Solar Energy Center.
 
Mulkey, S., PhD., Van Soestbergen, M.(2007), Florida Dependence on Petroleum, Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, Florida State University.
 
Florida Power & Light Company. Home Basics: Your First Steps to Savings. Retrieved July 2011 from
http://wwwfpl.com/residential/savings/energy_advisor/energy_basics/basics.shtml
 
Florida Power & Light Company. Top 10 Savings Tips. Retrieved June 2011 from
http://www.fpl.com/residential/energy_saving/resources_tips/top_tips.shtml
 
Florida Power & Light Company. Programs & Rebates. Retrieved June 2011 from
http://www.fpl.com/residential/energy_saving/programs/index.shtml
 
Florida Public Service Commission. Facts & Figures of the Florida Utility Industry, March 2011.
 
Florida Solar Energy Center. Home Energy Ratings. Retrieved May 2011 from
http://www.fsce.ucf.edu/en/consumer/buildings/homes/ratings/improve.htm
 
Florida Solar Energy Center. Annual Cooling Load Components. Retrieved May 2011
http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/consumer/builidngs/homes/priorities.htm
 
U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. EERE States Activities & Partnerships Florida. Retrieved May 2011 from http://apps1.eere.energy.gove.states/state_specific_information.cfm/state=FL
 
U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. EnergySavers Blog. Spring Has Sprung So Did My Sprinkler System. Retrieved July 2011 from
http://eereblogs.energy.gov/energysavers/post/Spring_has_Spring_and_So_Did_My_Sprinkler_System
 
U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. EnergySavers. Add Insulation to an Existing Home. Retrieved June 2011 from http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/insulation_airsealing/index.cfm/mytopic=11350
 
U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. EnergySavers. Reduce Hot Water
 
Use for Energy Savings. Retrieved August 2011 from http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/water_heating/index.cfm/mytopic=13050
 
U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. EnergySavers. Thermostats and Control Systems. Retrieved May 2011 from http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/space_heating_cooling/index.cfm/mytopic=12720
 
U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Star. Heat & Cool Efficiently. Retrieved June 2011 from http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=heat_cool.pr_hvac
 
U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Star. Light Bulbs for Consumers. Retrieved May 2011 from http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm.fuseaction-find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=LB
 
U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Star. Recommended Levels of Insulation. Retrieved June 2011 from http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home?sealing.hm_improvement_insulation_table
 
U.S. Energy Information Administration. Independent Statistics & Analysis. U.S. States: Florida. Retrieved July 2011 from http://www.eia.gov/state-energy-profiles.cfm?sid=fl
 
This program receives funding from the US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. 
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