Tag Archives: energy

Solar in the Pacific NW!

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

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Builder Tax Credits Expiring Soon

The Federal tax credit for builders is about to expire and looks like it probably won’t be renewed. If you have any energy efficient homes you have built in 2010 or 2011 they may qualify and we can help you … 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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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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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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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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