Category Archives: Energy Savings

Free & low cost energy audits…

The question often comes up… why pay $150- $600 for an audit when we can call our utility company for a free audit?  In a nutshell-and to a large degree- you get what you pay for!  Swiftsure Energy Services will do … Continue reading

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Indoor Air Quality

Builders and RE Agents will occasionally be approached by a customer who has indoor air quality as a main concern.  Today there are affordable & effective methods to get good air quality in a home.

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NW Green New Home Certifications

There is a lot of confusioin about new home certifications… Hope this will clarify a bit – Several widely recognized programs are available. These are the main programs that are available are: ENERGY STAR (NW ENERGY STAR in WA, OR, … Continue reading

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New Construction Home Energy Auditing

Swiftsure Energy Services has been VERY busy over the past month or so. I’m catching my breath and want to let you all know about some wonderful work being done in our local area. Recently, our friends at UrbanNW Homes … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi Visits Portland, Tours Energy-Efficient Home

The Clean Energy Works program in Portland recently got some extra press as Nancy Pelosi came to town for a visit and a tour of a local home. As a advocate for green forms of energy savings, I’m a fan … Continue reading

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Home Business Energy Audit? How to DIY–

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a technology junkie. I have large amounts of tech in my home office. I figure that since I’ve got a 40 step commute in the morning and my primary transportation is a … Continue reading

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Personal View on: Top Five Energy Savings Myths Debunked

I read an article today that I want to agree with 95%. I want to chime in with some personal perspectives and see what others have to say. A Press Release was published by Reliant Energy entitled: Top Five Energy Savings Myths … Continue reading

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