All Energy-Expert Blogs (272)

Get the Most out of Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credits in Illinois

As part of the “fiscal cliff” legislation signed into law early this year, Congress provided a number of…
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Added by Home Energy Saver on April 22, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2013

Each year, in select categories, the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR. The goal of this effort is to drive more energy efficient products into the market more quickly, priming the pipeline for even greater greenhouse gas emission reductions.…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on April 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Energy Benchmarking - A $9 Billion Saving Plan

Energy benchmarking can unlock $9 billion in energy savings by 2020, suggests a recent report by the Institute of Market Transformation. Despite our lofty aspirations of energy independence and tackling global climate change, we are only beginning to implement the first step in the multifamily…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on April 16, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Pellet Stoves 101

A pellet stove derives its name from its fuel – small pellets (each measuring roughly 1/4” in diameter and 3/4” in length) of biomass product made from renewable substances. Pellet stoves create heat by burning a constant flame with little need for manual adjustment thanks to the slow feeding of fuel from the hopper (the stove's small storage container) to the burn-pot area.…

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Added by Sammy Jo Brach on April 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What the Green Building Industry Can Learn From Motorola

Whether driven by a genuine desire to reduce their environmental footprint, or simply to insulate themselves against rising costs, energy efficiency is becoming a significant organizational goal for many companies around the country. In order to achieve these goals, businesses are looking for direction on how they can have their buildings’ designed and/or…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Google Earth of IR Images

By now you may have heard about drive-by energy audits. But have you heard of drive-by energy audits performed on entire cities at the same time? Say hello to the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company, Essess. Essess (pronounced like “recess” without the “r”) has recently entered the home performance scene, and they’re making a…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on April 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Small Ways to Save Energy

Even if you live in an apartment, there are many ways that you can transform your living space to one that is more eco-friendly.

One of the simplest ways to go green is becoming mindful of the energy being overused, or even wasted, in your…

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Added by Lauren Beerling on March 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Your Personal (Solar) Power Plant

Simply put, Gen110, a California-based energy distribution company, sells electricity. “We give people an alternative to local utilities,” says Jason Brown, CEO of Gen110 who is proud to have recently opened up a tenth Gen110 office in the Bay Area’s East Bay. 

Not only are the company’s offices growing,…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on March 25, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

How We Use and Save Energy

When I picked up a gallon of milk at the store today, I looked at it in a new way. I was buying energy.

This insight came courtesy of the US Energy Information Administration‘s recent ‘Today in Energy’ article about industrial energy…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on February 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Energy Efficiency & Real Estate in 2013?

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Added by Home Energy Saver on February 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Best Buy Enters the Energy Auditing Field

If you buy electronics from Best Buy, you can rely on their Geek Squad to come to your home and help you should those electronics have a problem. But now, the Geek Squad is going one step further and offering home energy audits to its customers.

Here’s how it…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on February 6, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Window Film Gets Respect in California

Recently the California Energy Commission (CEC) put window film on the fast track to get it into the new building code—to be effective in 2014. As the first state in the nation to place window film in the next building code, California has officially recognized window film as a legitimate, cost-effective energy…

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Added by Home Energy Saver on February 6, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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