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ENERGY STAR version 3 requirements are set to begin on any houses permitted after December 31. The builder rebates will continue. We have heard mixed messages about whether the Federal tax credits will continue (we doubt it). The smaller lighting … Continue reading
As the rainy season begins here in the North West we feel it is a great time to share some information about solar options. It is a common misperception that solar energy is worthless west of the Cascades. However, the … Continue reading
You likely have heard of the efforts to build a Smart Grid but are not clear what that might mean? The “smart grid” is an effort to better control & direct power (electricity). Presently America’s electrical systems are isolated and … Continue reading
Sample EPG for Homes What Builder wouldn’t like to distinguish themselves from the competition including the fore closure home down the street? We have an accepted method to put a rating on a home… similar to the MPG for cars, this is … Continue reading
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
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!