Category Archives: Government Programs

Green Building & Energy Conservation in the New Year

2011 looks upbeat for both energy conservation upgrades and green building.  Just prior to Christmas break – Congress passed a pretty substantial bill which reinstated tax credits for various energy improvements for homeowners and  builders! Advertisements

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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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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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