Archive for the ‘Energy Savings’ Category

Do You Have a Fresh Air House?

All houses are drafty to some extent, although older homes seem to have more “fresh air” flowing through them. When talking drafts, most people are referring to winter time cold air drafts. They seem to forget if the cold air enters in the winter then the hot air will enter in the summer when you are using the air conditioning. Stopping this draftiness is a great way to save energy and therefore energy dollars.

Panasonic Bathroom Exhaust Fan

When sizing and selecting an exhaust fan you will need to determine the appropriate CFM (cubic feet per minute) of air that it will move. Since all fans are rated by CFM they should all be the same, right? If you think it could only be that easy, you’re wrong.

Consumers Tire Of High Cost Of Going GREEN

During a recent poll 75% of professional remodelers reported that consumers are not willing to pay a premium for GREEN remodeling projects. The reason is twofold, first there is the original cost involved, and secondly is the insufficient return on the investment.

Is a LEED Certification Worth The Cost?

The homeowners took a pass on the LEED certification and opted for the much less expensive, $650, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) report. These types of reports are used by the Environmental ……..

10 Quick and Easy Tips to Save Household Energy

Install a setback thermostat, program it and use it
Keep shades and curtains drawn during the summer days and let the sun shine in during the winter

The Growing Need For Task Lighting

Designers of new space and newly built homes must take into account the loss of lumens that comes with the energy efficient bulbs and add more general lighting or add task lighting to compensate for that loss of lumens. Of course every time you add something it comes with a cost. In this case that would mean additional electrical openings and light fixtures.

Recycling Can Be Easy And Profitable

Encourage the entire family to come up with ideas for reducing the amount of recycled material that’s consumed by your household. Take them along with you to the recycling center in your neighborhood so they can witness the process firsthand. Show them how they can reuse recyclable materials in their own organizational efforts at home. Perhaps a large cardboard box can double as a bin for all their shoes, or a coffee can be re-purposed as a penny bank.

10 Tips To Save Energy Dollars

Most electronics today have a standby feature which requires power to run. Turn everything off when not in use and eliminate the “standby” drain on your wallet. Plug the components into a utility or power strip and truly turn

2012 Solar Panel Efficiency

SolarPlaza an independent global platform serving the polycrystalline silicon solar PV panel community has recently published a report showing the top module efficiency of solar panels by manufacturers.

Green Redi Mix Concrete Trucks?

Chicago based Ozinga Redi-Mix, red and white colored trucks, recently purchased 13 natural gas burning redi- mix concrete trucks. This purchase of new trucks was the first in ………..

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