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Energy 101: Lighting Choices

Lighting your house can be up to 10% of your electricity bill. Here are some good ways to save on lighting costs.

Posted by Diane Chojnowski on July 15, 2014 at 8:30am

Adding Insulation to an Existing Home

Understand how a structure such as a house works to create a comfortable interior environment and learn the ways insulation is added to an existing home.

Posted by Diane Chojnowski on July 7, 2014 at 11:00am

Case Study: Historic Home Gets a Remodel

If you’re a homeowner, whom do you call when you find mold in a closet and on the ceiling of a bathroom? How about when paint starts peeling on your dining room wall? Whom do you call when there’s standing water in your crawl space? Whom do you think to contact when it’s getting harder and more expensive to keep the house…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on June 29, 2014 at 8:34am

Case Study: Low-Pain Gain in California

In considering the electricity usage we wanted to offset, I imagined our 3,200-square-foot home’s energy performance would be at least modestly good since it was built under California’s progressive Title 24 energy code. Additionally, our climate zone in Oakland is mild and I considered my family to be energy efficient. I was in for a…

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Posted by Diane Chojnowski on June 26, 2014 at 6:05am

 
 
 

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Energy 101: Lighting Choices

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Adding Insulation to an Existing Home

Understand how a structure such as a house works to create a comfortable interior environment and learn the ways insulation is added to an existing home.See More
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Case Study: Historic Home Gets a Remodel

If you’re a homeowner, whom do you call when you find mold in a closet and on the ceiling of a bathroom? How about when paint starts peeling on your dining room wall?…See More
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Case Study: Low-Pain Gain in California

In considering the electricity usage we wanted to offset, I imagined our 3,200-square-foot home’s energy performance would be at least modestly good since it was built under California’s progressive…See More
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