Category Archives: Sustainable Living

Why build Green?

There are many reasons to build green and entire books are dedicated to it. This blog will focus on just one example – reducing construction waste.  One example jumps out from a nationwide builder, Belcher Homes.  They have implemented the … Continue reading

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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!

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How much is an energy audit?

Most of the calls we get start out with:  How much is an audit?  Swiftsure Energy offers several levels of energy auditing.  At issue, is what depth of an audit is needed?  Some homes will only need a simple inspection … Continue reading

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Tips for winter!

There are several low-cost methods to make your home warmer in the winter. • Use rugs on hard surface floors, wear slippers or shoes – no explanation needed here… • Use blinds and window covers – this reduces the radiant … 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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Urban NW Homes Fully Adopts Energy Savings

Recently, we did an audit on one of the properties of Urban HW Homes and I shared with you the results of the HERS Test. The home scored a 90 on the HERS index. This score is expected for a … 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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The Next Green Thing – Energy Efficiency

A few years ago, I read a fascinating story about a cattle rancher. This guy needed someway to let the cattle know when it was time to come in. This wasn’t always at the same of the day so he needed … Continue reading

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