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Ten Steps to Zero Energy Home

The ten steps to zero energy home is a lifestyle change. 1. Energy Audit After you conduct an energy audit, you are ready for an architect or engineer that can put the plans on paper. The  architect or engineer takes all of the specifications from the energy audit and integrates them into a complete design document. […]

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Net Zero Energy Home

Is there a Net Zero Energy Home in your future? Are you thinking about buying or building a new home? Would you consider buying a home that comes with zero energy bills and zero carbon emissions? A Net Zero Energy Home is so energy-efficient. The sun provides all the energy you will ever need each year. You could be […]

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Save Millions with Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

The last time I had to buy new light bulbs, I thought I knew what I was doing. Before leaving home, I noted the wattage and the type of light bulb. I get to Home Depot only to find there’s an entire aisle of light bulbs from which to choose. I walk up and down […]

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The Benefits of Solar Panels for Homeowners

Benefits of Solar Panels Solar Panels provide energy savings through lower electric bills. You can save  25 percent or more annually on your utility bill and avoid unpredictable rate hikes that can be 6 percent. In a recent Boston Globe article both NSTAR and National Grid announced winter rate hikes that will average about 10%. Solar Panels […]

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5 Eco Friendly Choices for Building and Remodeling Part 1 of 2

#1 Reclaimed wood flooring What is Reclaimed Wood Flooring? Reclaimed Wood Flooring is Eco Friendly Choices for Building and Remodeling. How? Because it is processed wood retrieved from its original application and reused. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses. Some companies use wood from less traditional structures […]

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5 Eco-Friendly Choices when Building and Remodeling Part 2 of 2

#4 Icynene Spray Foam Insulation Discover how Icynene Insulation is an eco-friendly choice when building and remodeling Icynene insulation is a spray foam insulation for residential and commercial buildings. This material both insulates and air seals in one step. Sealing air gaps keeps moisture out preventing mold issues. It can be used in vented attics, unvented attics, […]

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