Tag Archives: ENERGY STAR

Coming Monday – ENERGY STAR Version 3

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

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Smart Grid & Utility Bills

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

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EPG for Homes

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

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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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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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