Category Archives: Personal Observations

NGBS Scoring Tool Overview (Part B)

This update will cover Chapter 6 of the NGBS standard. The chapter is focused on Resource Efficiency. Resource efficiency is also about reducing jobsite waste. Creating an effective construction waste management plan and taking advantage of available recycling facilities and … Continue reading

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NGBS Scoring Tool Overview (Part A)

As discussed, this will go through the NGBS Scoring tool. You’ll be able to get a better understanding over the next several posts as to how the NGBS tools works, some of the technical aspects of entering data, and how best … Continue reading

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Understanding the National Green Building Standard

Here at Swiftsure Energy Services, we are proud to announce that in addition to ENERGY STAR and RESNet certifications, we are now able to qualify projects using the NGBS Standard published by NAHB. Don’t worry, I’ll explain those terms next. … Continue reading

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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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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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3 Ways to Get More Business at Networking Events

I’m just returning this evening from a networking event. Tonight was the monthly meeting of the Vancouver WA chapter of Green Drinks, and it was actually my first time to attend. I go to networking events like this about every … Continue reading

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