October 2015 Blog Posts (15)

Everblue Training LLC Named a Veteran Owned Small Business

Gains Exclusive Opportunity to Participate in Federal Government Contracts

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Verification and Evaluation has verified Everblue Training LLC, a leading training provider for solar energy and green job skills, as a Veteran Owned Small Business and has added Everblue to its veteran business database.

Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) logo Everblue is now eligible to participate in Veterans First Contracting Program opportunities. To…

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Added by Everblue Training on October 29, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

7 Safety Tips for Home Heating Systems

It's quite impossible to survive during those chilly winter nights without a proper home heating system. After all, this is what keeps you comfortable during those days when the temperature takes a dip. Quite unfortunately, most of the home fires occur due to malfunctioning of the heating systems. At times, this also occurs due to a fire triggered by a heating system that hasn’t been maintained properly. This is why it's advisable to keep the home heating system in a sound condition, in…

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Added by SmithWatson on October 29, 2015 at 5:12am — No Comments

Retrofit of steam heating systems: new alternative.

Since 1850th steam heating system was system of choice in US. In 1920th hot water circulator introduction into market shifted preferences towards hot water heating thanks to drastic reduction of installation cost. In 1960th forced air systems became popular for the same reason.

Today millions of steam heating systems still deliver heat in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. After decades of poor or no…

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Added by Igor Zhadanovsky on October 22, 2015 at 4:55pm — No Comments

The Homeowner's Guide to Saving Money on Your Heating Bill

Keeping your home warm throughout a long winter can be a major expense. If you rely on oil or propane for heat, you likely know from experience that prices are rarely consistent.

Unlike natural gas or electricity, heating oil and propane aren't automatically sent to your home via the grid. While this means you have to arrange delivery yourself, it also gives you the freedom to shop around and potentially save money by paying attention to heating oil price projections in your…

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Added by Brian Reilly on October 22, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

‘Tour of Zero’ Offers Virtual Look at Zero Energy Ready Home

Consumers are eager for homes that live better, work better and last better -- and the US Department of Energy's “Tour of Zero” gives them a virtual look at some innovative projects that provide exactly…

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Added by Michelle Usher on October 21, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Stevens Institute of Technology Wins Solar Decathlon 2015

Stevens Institute of Technology won top honors overall at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 by designing, building, and operating the most cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive solar powered house.…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on October 21, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

Seaming with Industrial Tape: Q&A with Risa Edelstein

Recently we got the opportunity to speak with Risa Edelstein, an expert on barrier seaming with adhesive tape. Edelstein is one of the executives at ECHOtape, a worldwide provider of pressure sensitive industrial tape.

Tape works with insulation systems as a complement for energy efficiency. It is an accessory product…

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Added by Home Energy Magazine on October 21, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

Is there any truth to the utility companies being required by law to pay an annual increase dividend to stockholders

Is there any truth to the Utility companies being required by law to pay an annual increase of 10% in dividends to stockholders? 

I'd never heard of this being imposed on any company, however the grid is falling apart, rate increases are implemented in their ever increasing offerings, and there is no way to fight…

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Added by John Kaye on October 20, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

AB 1103 IS DEAD.......LONG LIVE AB 802

Assembly Bill 802 (Williams, Chapter 590, Statutes of 2015), signed by Governor Brown on October 8, 2015, has mandated the transition to a new statewide building energy use benchmarking and public disclosure program. This announcement…

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Added by Bijou Lulla on October 20, 2015 at 7:13am — No Comments

Addison Home’s Third Net Zero Energy Home Featured in ‘Upstate Under Construction’

Addison Homes’ third Net Zero Energy Home project made the pages of GSA Business Journal's “Upstate Under Construction,” a quarterly feature on architecture, engineering and construction that spotlights economic expansion across the region. …

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Added by Michelle Usher on October 13, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

Addison Homes Wins Housing Innovation Award

Addison Homes traveled to the EEBA Excellence in Building Conference & Expo in Denver this week to pick up the 2015 HOUSING INNOVATION AWARD from the U.S. Department of Energy. This award recognizes the…

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Added by Michelle Usher on October 9, 2015 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Energy Ambassadors: Cuba and Vermont

Last winter i had the pleasure of hosting a Cuban colleague for a week in Vermont. We toured the state's most interesting energy related sites and shared cultural perspectives. A few years earlier, Mario co-hosted an energy professionals group I toured with in Cuba. I like to think of us as Energy Ambassadors. It's a great story, but only the first chapter has been written!…

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Added by Paul Scheckel on October 6, 2015 at 5:11am — No Comments

5 Appliances that will Save You Money and Energy

In today’s day and age, it is not enough to simply talk about renewable energy or praise the initiatives that have been stemming up to establish solar power or wind power as suitable alternatives. We must help by coming up with ways to encourage energy conservation in buildings and energy efficient buildings in India.

We can do this by identifying several areas in which we can reduce our energy…

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Added by Daina Martin on October 5, 2015 at 5:58am — 1 Comment

Providers, Start Counting Your Quarters!

There has been much deliberation over RESNET’s Quality Assurance (QA) requirements over the last few years, specifically the frequency of QA on raters. In 2014, RESNET announced a big change that went into effect on June 1st, 2015.

1% and 10% QA are still required for each rater based on annual volume – no changes here. What has changed involves... 

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Added by EnergyLogic Academy on October 1, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Top 6 Energy Efficient Brands for Gas Furnace and Boiler

Everyone wants to install the best brands of HVAC. Following are the top 6 energy efficient brands you may want to know about, before you contact a heating contractor.

  1. Amana

Gas furnaces can be termed as efficient, only if their annual utilization is a minimum of 78 rating. But modern furnaces like…

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Added by SmithWatson on October 1, 2015 at 12:01am — 4 Comments

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