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Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more consumers are exploring ways to reduce their home’s energy usage. At the forefront of this conversation is the zero energy home movement.As early adopters of energy efficiency policies and the zero energy movement, Connecticut developed the …See More
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Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more consumers are exploring ways to reduce their home’s energy usage. At the forefront of this conversation is the zero energy home movement.As early adopters of energy efficiency policies and the zero energy movement, Connecticut developed the …See More
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10 Ways for Contractors to Be More Professional

As with other client businesses, when it comes to making it as a contractor, professionalism is everything. Rightly or wrongly, as a contractor, clients will judge you not just on the quality of your work but on the overall impression you leave with them.Fortunately, some simple changes can make a big difference in how clients view you and improve your bottom line.1. Show Up On TimeIt sounds simple, but too many contractors…See More
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10 Ways for Contractors to Be More Professional

As with other client businesses, when it comes to making it as a contractor, professionalism is everything. Rightly or wrongly, as a contractor, clients will judge you not just on the quality of your work but on the overall impression you leave with them.Fortunately, some simple changes can make a big difference in how clients view you and improve your bottom line.1. Show Up On TimeIt sounds simple, but too many contractors…See More
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No B.S.

Homebuilders impress me. I know many; they’re great people. Honest, hardworking. They have a lot of good experience and they take pride in their work. They generally do not have a college education.I think our universities need to offer a new degree: Bachelor of Science in Homebuilding.Employment and education in America has changed a lot in the last generation. A high school education used to be sufficient to enter a…See More
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No B.S.

Homebuilders impress me. I know many; they’re great people. Honest, hardworking. They have a lot of good experience and they take pride in their work. They generally do not have a college education.I think our universities need to offer a new degree: Bachelor of Science in Homebuilding.Employment and education in America has changed a lot in the last generation. A high school education used to be sufficient to enter a…See More
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Better Building Codes Empower Utah Homebuyers to Look for Energy Efficiency

Until Aug. 13, many prospective home buyers in Utah were touring new homes during the Salt Lake Parade of Homes and pondering which might be best for them. One important question many were asking is, “What would my energy bills be in this new home versus that one?”Luckily, when shopping for a new home, Utah consumers can now check energy ratings to understand a home’s…See More
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Better Building Codes Empower Utah Homebuyers to Look for Energy Efficiency

Until Aug. 13, many prospective home buyers in Utah were touring new homes during the Salt Lake Parade of Homes and pondering which might be best for them. One important question many were asking is, “What would my energy bills be in this new home versus that one?”Luckily, when shopping for a new home, Utah consumers can now check energy ratings to understand a home’s…See More
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How On-Demand Pumps in New Residential Construction Can Pay for Themselves Via the New Home’s Mortgage

Is it fair to say, “We take residential plumbing for granted? Do we use our plumbing system on a daily basis more than we do our stove or refrigerator?”I think yes.During the past 6-7 years, I have investigated on-demand pumps (IAPMO certified). I gathered large amounts of wasted water, energy and time data—with these pumps installed (and without) from homeowners all over the USA. I have written extensively on the benefits…See More
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How On-Demand Pumps in New Residential Construction Can Pay for Themselves Via the New Home’s Mortgage

Is it fair to say, “We take residential plumbing for granted? Do we use our plumbing system on a daily basis more than we do our stove or refrigerator?”I think yes.During the past 6-7 years, I have investigated on-demand pumps (IAPMO certified). I gathered large amounts of wasted water, energy and time data—with these pumps installed (and without) from homeowners all over the USA. I have written extensively on the benefits…See More
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Jan Green commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Industry and Efficiency Proponents Agree on Big Efficiency Gains for Pool Pumps
"Good point Tom. I just watched a pool demo on this exact issue.  Plumbing is a big part of pool operation and should be reviewed before changing to the new variable speed pumps. "
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Zero Energy Homes: Economical and Eco-Friendly

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As global concern about energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and depletion of non-renewable resources continues to rise, more and more consumers are exploring ways to reduce their home’s energy usage. At the forefront of this conversation is the zero energy home movement.

As early adopters of energy efficiency policies and the zero energy movement, Connecticut developed the …

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10 Ways for Contractors to Be More Professional

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As with other client businesses, when it comes to making it as a contractor, professionalism is everything. Rightly or wrongly, as a contractor, clients will judge you not just on the quality of your work but on the overall impression you leave with them.

Fortunately, some simple changes can make a big difference in how clients view you and improve your bottom line.

1. Show Up On Time

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No B.S.

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Homebuilders impress me. I know many; they’re great people. Honest, hardworking. They have a lot of good experience and they take pride in their work. They generally do not have a college education.

I think our universities need to offer a new degree: Bachelor of Science in Homebuilding.

Employment and education in America has changed a lot in the last generation. A high school education used to…

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Better Building Codes Empower Utah Homebuyers to Look for Energy Efficiency

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 10:24am 3 Comments

Until Aug. 13, many prospective home buyers in Utah were touring new homes during the Salt Lake Parade of Homes and pondering which might be best for them. One important question many were asking is, “What would my energy bills be in this new home versus that one?”

Luckily, when shopping for a new home, Utah consumers can now check energy ratings…

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