Energy efficiency series

Energy Efficiency Series: Considering a Heat Pump?

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Alternate Building Methods

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  In a quest for cost-effective, sustainable materials, energy-efficiency and healthy…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Blower Door Basics

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  Leaky homes are hard to heat and hard to cool.…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Energy Upgrades That Pay For Themselves

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  Choosing an energy-efficient upgrade to your home includes decisions of…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: The House as a System

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  Much as one is more than the sum of their…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Solar Hot Water Systems

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  Hot water demands the second largest amount of energy in…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Sunshades in Passive Solar Applications

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.   contemporary patio design by seattle…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: How to Buy Energy Efficient Windows and Doors

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. Did you know that up to…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Recoup 30 Percent More When You Remodel Green

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. How much do our buildings really…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: The Passivhaus Standard

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. A Passivhaus (or Passive House) takes…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Great News! Renewed ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes Program Announced Today!

The Canadian Newswires are abuzz today with the announcement of the renewal of the ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes program. The CHBA press-released the following: The Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) today applauded…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Energy Star Qualified Homes

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, like ENERGY STAR®…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: How a Heat Recovery Ventilator Works

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. Heat recovery ventilation systems allow R-2000…Read more
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