It turns out that one of the most valuable remodeling options is one you can’t see. That’s the conclusion of the recent Cost vs. Value Report by Remodeling magazine, which compares the average cost for popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale value in 100 different U.S. markets. For…Continue
Fitness wearables inspire people to change; to exercise more in order to meet their daily goals. These sophisticated gadgets gather previously untapped data about our everyday lives to give us a better understanding of ourselves – otherwise known as the “quantified self.”
Like fitness wearables, exposing how we’re using energy can unlock our collective potential to reduce our electricity bills and our…Continue
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Originally published on March 30, 2016 on RMI Outlet.
By Douglas Miller & Jon Walker of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)…Continue
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Most consumers have no idea that up to 50% of the energy used in a typical home is used for heating and cooling.
So it goes without saying that choosing energy efficient HVAC equipment can have a significant impact on yearly energy costs, as well as your comfort level.
If your home has 10 - 15 year old HVAC system, you may want to consider replacing it with an energy efficient system rated by Energy Star. You can save hundreds of dollars per year.
There are many…
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Reposted from i.e., the Center for Energy and Environment's Innovation Exchange blog -- http://mncee.org/Innovation-Exchange/ie/
In the early 1960s, "The Jetsons" treated TV audiences to a cartoon future filled with jetpacks, flying cars, and helpful robot maids named Rosie... Swap Rosie for Alexa, and 50 years later we're edging closer and closer to realizing that colorful vision…Continue
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Rainwater harvesting is a system which requires a two-step process. The two major events in rainwater harvesting are catchment and storage. The first hurdle is developing an adequate method of collection. Once the rain is collected, a proper and large storage system is required. The complexity and size can vary dramatically. The simplest methods involve the rerouting of gutters into an above ground rain barrel up to a complex system of catchment dishes, filters, pumps, ponds and…Continue
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Addison Homes won the Southern Home & Garden Bridge Award for Green Building for the third consecutive year.
Produced by the Home Builders Association of Greenville and the Sales & Marketing…Continue
The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Home Upgrade Program and Home Energy Information Accelerators work with partners across the nation and are making important progress in lowering the costs of energy upgrade programs, while improving overall program effectiveness and enhancing access to information on home energy performance for consumers. These efforts help…Continue
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It is completely and cheerfully sunny in India this year. Much to the delight of the Energy Developers in the country, large costs are cut down and are instead replaced with life-enhancing profit rates. By 2022, a predicted US$100 billion of investment and 100 GW of will have been clearly set out in the most-awaited ranks.
Thanks to India’s geographical setting, the blooms out like magnificent rows of sunflowers plotted along India’s country roads. Since curiosities get to be awakened…Continue
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A curious situation has recently arisen in electricity grids around the world: The wholesale price of electricity has occasionally gone negative. This means that the market will pay customers to use electricity. The grid in Texas experienced negative prices last September. Soon afterward, a Texan retail electricity provider—not to be confused with a utility—began offering residential…Continue
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After thinking so much about a Christmas gift for a friend of mine, I remembered he had just moved to a colder city and had…Continue
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GOAL: That disclosure of home energy costs (at time of sale or rent) be federally mandated.
The “Duty to Serve” rule is a new opportunity, A NEW WAY IN, an alternate route separate from the SAVE Act (still being considered in the senate) to accomplish energy cost transparency. It’s new but we have a short window of…Continue
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Adding an embroidery machine makes your home or business lovelier and provides the user with limitless opportunity of making very many designs on clothes, covers, and other fabrics. However, it is important to learn crucial tips for faster, easier, efficient and fun use of the machine. Besides, you choose a best embroidery machine. Here are some useful tips on saving energy when using embroidery machine.…Continue
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I have a lightly used FLIR i5 Infra Red Camera For Sale. Asking $695. Just like the one selling in link below for $1585. Email email@example.com for pictures or call Andy Courts at 336-402-4118 for more information.
Temperature range: -4°F to 482°F (-20°C to 250°C)
100 x 100 IR…
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I have hour meters on maybe 20 systems now. I like to see the run time when it's "4" degrees in Kansas City. 99% rate in KC is +4' degrees. My goal at 4' is 100% run time. I have a super sealed home 2,100 square feet with a 2 ton ground type heat pump R-30 walls, R-60 attic, R-8 windows & doors with 98% run time @ "+ 4' ". When the strip heat turned on, it smelled up the home with the dirt off the 5 KW strip, heat…Continue
Coming to grips that the way you live is doing more harm to the environment than good is a fairly easy thing to recognize. Changing your lifestyle to accommodate that is a little bit different. It’s easy to do what’s more convenient and usually that means not changing anything. But if we care about the earth we live in and the generations that will come after us, going green is key in sustaining healthy lives!…Continue
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