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It's simple: Saving energy and water saves money and helps the environment. And going green doesn't mean having to spend a lot of money. Simple and cost-effective retrofits such as replacing light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), installing a free high-efficiency showerhead or switching to a programmable thermostat can go a long way. While other retrofits can cost more -- such as installing solar power panels or replacing home appliances with low-flow or high-efficient ones -- a return on your investment in the form of energy and water bills can be realized, and often very quickly.
Miami-Dade County programs
Showerhead Exchange & Retrofit Kit
Reduce your shower's flow rates by at least 50 percent and watch your water bill drop when you exchange your old showerhead with a free high-efficiency showerhead.
Light Bulb Exchange Program
At Adopt-a-Tree events and other, residents can exchange up to three of their most heavily-used incandescent bulbs for three energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) for free! Other future exchanges will also take place.
Toilet Rebate Program
Earn a rebate of up to $50 if you purchase and install a WaterSense-certified high-efficiency toilet.
Rain Barrel Program
Attend a monthly Rain Barrel Workshop and learn how you can use rainfall to water your lawn, thus conserving water and money.
Get a free landscape irrigation evaluation and find out how to make your yard more water-efficient.
Install a Submeter
Reduce the cost of your sewer bill and use the submeter for irrigation, cooling towers or filling a swimming pool.
Show off the perfect, Florida-friendly yard by knowing the best landscape-management practices catered to our climate.
County Programs for Low-Income Households
Single-Family Home Rehabilitation
Homeowners who qualify for the Single Family Loan Rehabilitation Program can receive guidance to make energy-efficient home improvements.
Help change your home energy habits in ways that will reduce consumption through various retrofits.
Solar Water Heater Program
Severely reduce the costs of one of the biggest household utility expenses with a solar water hearing system.
Low-Income Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
Residents having financial trouble paying their electric and gas utility bills can receive various types of assistance.
State of Florida Programs
State Incentives for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Other Programs & Resources
Florida Power & Light -- Residential Savings & Rebates
Green Vehicle Guide
Tips To Go Green
Find out dozens of other ways to live green and save green on the Tips page.
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