Sean Smith was the man in the middle. – a key figure with a foot in both worlds of business and “green.”
A high-end general contractor, he built two LEED-certified homes in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver in 2009. At an educational session he hosted there, the U.S. Green Building Council approached him to serve on a committee. “If you’re doing big-picture things, I’m all over it,” he told them.
At a subsequent meeting at the Governor’s Energy…Continue
The bottom line: They produced and sold what the customer actually wanted and was willing to pay for. There are a lot of other things they did, but all complexities funneled back into the purpose of delivering something…Continue
by Don Ames, www.detectenergy.com
Story tells of a gentleman that came home from work…Continue
note: I published this article today on daily5REMODEL, and remodelers and home performance pros are weighing in with some excellent responses. Feel free to post your response here, but please also post it on d5R if you want to be eligible for the prize, a signed and inscribed copy of the forthcoming book…Continue
by Don Ames, www.detectenergy.com, and the eNewsletter, the Energy Spy Insider
People can have a Love-hate relationship with their wood burning fireplace. There is a lot of loving and hating going on right about now, because cooler weather has come and there are about 35 million fireplaces in the U.S. Whether we are hanging the Christmas stockings with care or trying…Continue
What new energy efficiency technologies will change the game? I’d like to use this space on occasion to explore that question and get your feedback on companies that I profile.
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My sister recently participated in the Maryland Home Performance with Energy Star program, sponsored by the Maryland Energy Office and five local utilities. Here's what she had to say about her experience: (Yeah Maryland!)
"The Maryland Home Performance with Energy Star website is friendly, functional, and full of great information. I was first introduced to MDHomePerfromance.org by my brother who is editor of Home Energy Magazine. He…Continue
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When Home Energy Pros turned one it was galloping.
We’re off to a wildly…Continue