Melissa Ulbricht's Blog Posts Tagged 'improvement' (4)

Multifamily Buildings Are Now Eligible to Apply for ENERGY STAR Certification

Sandeep and Carolyn Sood own several apartment buildings in Chicago, but the 55-unit building at 6731 S. Jeffery Boulevard is special. The building is one of the first in the country to receive the new ENERGY STAR® certification for multifamily buildings.

“For us, it’s an important designation. It shows people that want to live here that we care.…

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Added by Melissa Ulbricht on November 13, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Making Homes Cozier With a House Party

This week, Elevate Energy read two great accounts of how friends and neighbors came together to learn how to make their own homes cozier and more energy efficient. Thanks for sharing!

This homeowner wanted to improve her “leaky old ship” of a home and discovered an energy loss culprit.

Keri…

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Added by Melissa Ulbricht on May 15, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

Claim Tax Credits for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements Done in 2013

If you completed certain eligible energy efficiency improvements last year, you may qualify for credit when you file your 2013 taxes this year.

Remember, though, improvements must have been installed in 2013, not just purchased, and generally, claims can only be made on your primary residence.

Eligible measures may include doors, windows, and…

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Added by Melissa Ulbricht on January 23, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

Making the Invisible Visible: Valuing Energy Efficiency Improvements in a Real Estate Transaction

Often, when homeowners make improvements to an existing house, the most important aspects of home performance – including safety, comfort, energy efficiency, durability, and environmental impact – are literally invisible during key steps of any home sale or refinance transaction.

One result is that energy…

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Added by Melissa Ulbricht on August 19, 2013 at 1:44pm — 3 Comments

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Basing air exchange on house volume??

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Twas The Night Before a Clean Energy Christmas

From the foothills of the Rockies, RMI editorial director Pete Bronski reads 'Twas The Night Before a Clean Energy Christmas. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
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Clean Energy Works Oregon: Total Home Performance

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