Nathan Christensen
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Company
HMS Companies Inc.
Professional Certification
BS Environmental Science, AAS Comuter Aided Design
Professional Interests
Renewable/Sustainable Energy
Historic Preservation
Energy Conservation
Green Building
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http://hickoryenergy.tumblr.com
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HickoryEnergy
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A Little Green Goes A Long Way

Posted on February 22, 2011 at 8:57am 0 Comments

Yesterday I received an email forwarded to me from a co-worker. The email itself was a request from a journalist seeking information on a variety of topics related to eco-friendly housing from both an owner and builder perspective. Some of the questions of interest to me included “Does a small budget limit going green or can a little go a long way?” and “Where is… Continue

Energy Auditing Ourselves

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 12:00pm 5 Comments

A short while ago I was in a meeting that centered on creating a flexible winter weatherization plan that would have a wide degree of application.  While such plans are not uncommon in the least, I was surprised to hear that we, as inhabitants, came up as a serious aspect of energy inefficiency.

As someone who works with material and energy inefficiencies,…

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The Next Big Leap

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 7:03am 3 Comments

“So what can we do to keep homes improving from an energy efficiency standpoint?”

For a long time, answers such as “improve insulation” or “designed better HVAC” systems would have likely been what first came to mind. However, with new building guidelines,…

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The Many Shades Of One Color: Part 2

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 9:02am 0 Comments

To continue on from our last conversation, I would first like to offer a definition as to what I personally believe a “green product” should strive to do.

A green product can generally be defined as a product that, from raw material extraction, to end-of-life disposal, lessens its impact on the environment as thoroughly as possible.

While being mindful of the previously stated definition, I would like to ask each of you to look around right now, where ever you location, and…

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