Available from Dorrance Publishing in June of 2021. (This website has supplemental information – plus LOTS of new energy tips!)


Each chapter of 1001 Energy Tips opens with a dozen or more one-sentence tips from the experts. You can get started right away.

The second half of each chapter details many more energy-saving ideas – methods and techniques you’ve never seen before. There really are 1000+ energy tips! You’ll learn some of the science – and see it applied in so many practical examples, you’ll be an energy expert yourself in no time.

Every “thematic area” of the house is covered in separate chapters: kitchen, bath, laundry, the yard – plumbing, electrical, and lighting. There are focus sections on solar for water heating; solar photovoltaics; geothermal for space heating; and detailed explanations for the HVAC system, the building envelope, and the roof-attic assembly. Nothing is left to the imagination!

”Future tech!” comments at the end of each chapter outline a comprehensive solution to climate change on multiple fronts, using existing off-the-shelf technology.

If the subject seems very technical, not to fear – the “energy tips” at the opening of each chapter are accessible to everyone! Also the “Big Ideas” and “Closing Arguments” chapters present a how-to solution to climate change!

WH Clark is a licensed Professional Engineer and the author of the two McGraw-Hill textbooks for the commercial construction industry: Retrofitting for Energy Conservation and Electrical Design Guide for Commercial Buildings.

This project began in the late ’90s with his “BTU Bill’s Energy Tips” radio show in Austin, Texas.


Here’s an excerpt from the 1st edition to get you started!  The 2nd edition from Dorrance has a similar format – but with MANY more energy-saving tips + 80 illustrations.