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!
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?
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?