Average Utility Bills Motivate Buyers Towards Energy-Efficient Homes!

A recent article on EcoBuilding.com listed 10 cities with the highest utility bills...what an eye-opener!  "Utility" bills included not only electric and gas costs but also "essential home services", i.e. telephone, television and high-speed internet since so many homes have devices like computers, tablets, x-boxes, etc.  According to the WhiteFence Index 2012 data collection the … Continue reading Average Utility Bills Motivate Buyers Towards Energy-Efficient Homes!

Energy Efficient Projects…are they worth the investment?

I frequently receive questions about energy-efficient upgrades and which ones provide the best return.  There seems to be quite a bit of interest in solar panels these days, perhaps due to all the Solar marketing around.  Solar panels may or may not be a good energy upgrade for your home.  Without seeing an energy audit … Continue reading Energy Efficient Projects…are they worth the investment?

What is “green certification” and why get certified?

With "green" being one of the hottest topics, thanks to high fossil fuel prices, there is an over-abundance of "green-washing" in everyday living and products.  "Green-washing" is the practice of marketing a product or service with "green, energy efficient or sustainable" terms when those products may not really save energy, be sustainable or do not … Continue reading What is “green certification” and why get certified?