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Home Energy Efficiency Round-Up, May--It Can Be Easy Being Green

The Green Premium: A Meta-Analysis

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Added by Amber Vignieri on May 3, 2016 at 7:44am — No Comments

Home Energy Efficiency, Meet Real Estate: A 2015 Year in Review and a Forecast for the Future

A lot is happening at the intersection of residential energy efficiency and real estate.

First, let us set the scene. Elevate Energy and others have long recognized a specific challenge: When homeowners invest in improving the energy efficiency of their home and property, these measures are often…

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Added by Melissa Ulbricht on February 25, 2016 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

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

Energy-Saving Features Now Commonplace in Most New Homes

As a modern homebuyer, you have more opportunities than ever to lower your carbon footprint and to get a home that is energy-efficient and less expensive to run. Today's homebuilders have numerous tools at their disposal for creating sustainable, green homes without adding significantly to the cost. "Look for a homebuilder that prominently displays the homes’ energy-saving features so that you can be sure they are committed to building in such a way," warns Darren Patton of…

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Added by Tim Cohen on May 22, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Time to Stand Up and Be Counted!

If a tree falls in the…

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Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on January 10, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Portland’s First Passive House (Passiv Haus)

Jake Staub and Sonia Barrantes, two veteran former U.S. Navy Test Pilots in Portland, and Chris Corson, of EcoCor Design/Build in Belfast, have embarked on Portland’s first Passive House journey set to break ground in Spring 2012.

For Staub and Barrantes, the Passive House, or Passiv Haus for…

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Added by Samuel Strickland on May 24, 2012 at 8:08am — No Comments

Game of Homes!

Energy Battle is a new game that may be the solution to training a younger generation to save energy at home. It was developed by graduate students at Delft University of Technology.…

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Added by Tom DelConte on March 30, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Why Use Foam Insulation In Your Home?

If you decide to construct your home or are planning to remodel an existing home, you have many options. A big choice to make is whether or not to insulate with old or new concepts. A huge chunk of homeowners use fiberglass insulation and do quite well with it. If you are looking for more efficiency, than read on, because there is a better way. foam insulation is a modern marvel and holds many benefits including efficiency, easy to install and lower lifetime cost. Let me dive in and get more…

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Added by Jason Sherwood on January 9, 2012 at 7:51am — 2 Comments

Energy Efficiency Climbs into the “Must Have” List for Homeowners

Slow and steady wins the race. And over the past few months, energy efficiency has quietly been grabbing the media coverage from it’s sexy cousins the Renewables, like solar, wind and geothermal.

Early this month I reported that green as in wallet (saving money) was hot.  Now the July issue of Realtor Magazine is reporting that saving money is …

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Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on July 16, 2011 at 12:44pm — 1 Comment

A Green Home - It's Just Good Design

What makes a Green Home green? Is it the bamboo floors? Maybe it’s the low-e windows or the extra insulation in the walls? What about a high efficiency heating and cooling system? Or maybe it's a plaque by your front door that says, “I'm Green!”?

How about all of the above and then…

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Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on April 11, 2011 at 8:02am — No Comments

Discover the Solutions for Drafty Uncomfortable Homes

The energy efficiency movement is starting to impact the awareness of how the indoor conditions of an existing building can be greatly improved. Homeowners who once dread the winter months and thought that they had to live with the pain of a drafty uncomfortable home are now increasingly seeking to improve these homes.

This search often brought homeowners out into the marketplace looking for solutions and the best professional help. As a result, we are…

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Added by David Allen on February 2, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Home Performance Business—Getting In the Door



There is a hot and heavy dialogue taking place in an online group that I belong to, made up mostly of people who are in the business of auditing homes and then making homes more energy efficient, healthy, and comfortable. The main gist of the discussion is, Do we rely on the government to encourage people to make their homes more efficient, or is it up to the market? Does this sound familiar? Tune into any election debate in the…

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Added by Jim Gunshinan on October 19, 2010 at 12:56pm — No Comments

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