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Americans Are Serious About Energy EfficiencyJun, 25 2013 06:06
With all the energy efficiency products and services on the market, it seems obvious that energy efficiency is a growing sector in today’s economy. But here's the undisputed proof!
SAVE – Mortgage Loans and Energy EfficiencyJun, 24 2013 03:06
The SAVE Act will save homeowners money, it will save environmental resources, and it will save and stimulate jobs. Here's how...
Net Zero Energy Buildings: Here's How!Jun, 21 2013 02:06
New high-performance buildings – and old buildings upgraded with energy-efficient systems – are proving that they can get to net zero energy in just one year. Here's how...
Energy Efficiency: Not Just For HomesJun, 20 2013 00:06
When you think of energy efficiency, you probably think of all the things you can do around the house to save energy. But let's not forget where HALF of our country's energy usage comes from.
Clean Energy Jobs, Jobs and More JobsJun, 18 2013 01:06
Last year, Environmental Entrepreneurs released a report showing the positive impacts of clean energy on job growth in the US economy. In the second quarter alone, 70 companies announced clean energy job projects, which created almost 38,000 new jobs.
Why You Should Look For Video TestimonialsJun, 14 2013 18:06
When written testimonials were the only option, we had to trust them. Now that we have video testimonials, we can feel a lot more comfortable trusting what... Read more >>
Senate Report Recommends Permanent, Performance-Based Tax CreditsJun, 12 2013 21:06
A major issue Congress must address this session is tax reform, and the good news is that the Senate Finance Committee has outlined some options for tax reform in infrastructure, energy and natural resources in their April 25th report.
World Record for The Tightest HomeJun, 11 2013 21:06
With 28 inch thick exterior walls, triple-pane windows with argon frames, Energy Star appliances, and more, this home saves $4000 per year in energy costs.
Demand for Energy Efficient Homes Spells Opportunity for Energy Auditors & RatersJun, 10 2013 18:06
Skyrocketing energy prices have motivated homeowners to find efficiencies to reduce their energy costs. This has meant a huge opportunity for Energy Auditors and Raters.
The HOMES Act: Good News for Homeowners and Energy ProfessionalsJun, 7 2013 01:06
Last week, the Home Owners Making Energy Savings (HOMES) Act was reintroduced, which would provide up to $8,000 in rebates to homeowners for energy-saving upgrades in their homes.
Home Remodeling: Less Flash, More Energy EfficiencyJun, 5 2013 16:06
When someone says “I want to remodel my home,” we think of kitchens and bathrooms. But there’s been a trend in recent years towards upgrades that are less flashy, that will help the homeowner save money – and make money in the long run. Those upgrades are the ones that make the house more energy efficient.
Choosing the Right Training Company for YouMay, 30 2013 19:05
When you decide to become a certified professional - or add to your certifications - in the home performance industry, choosing the right training provider becomes a critical choice. You want to make sure to choose the training that is right for you, and will get you on the path to a successful career. So how do you know which one to choose? There are a few key things to look for.
Home Energy Tax Credits Saved by the Fiscal CliffMay, 29 2013 02:05
For several years, the United States offered energy-efficiency tax credits for homeowners and a tax credit for builders of new energy-efficient homes. These tax credits both expired at the end of 2011, but lobbyists continued to fight for them, and as the fiscal cliff loomed at the end of 2012, the lobbyists saw an opportunity and grabbed it.
President Obama’s Energy-Focused Budget is Good for UsMay, 22 2013 14:05
In his run-up to winning the top job at the White House in 2008, President Obama made it clear that he held a strong commitment to making the United States less dependent on foreign energy sources, ensuring that the country moved in a green direction.
Energy Efficiency Certification Increases Credibility and Opportunity for ContractorsMay, 17 2013 17:05
The past decade has seen a dramatic shift in the residential contracting industry with respect to energy efficiency. Energy prices have increased sharply over the past 10 years, ushering in a culture of energy efficiency alongside a wider “green revolution” as people have become more aware of environmental issues.
US Senators Re-Introduce MLP Act to Level Playing Field for Renewable EnergyApr, 30 2013 01:04
By Andrew Herndon, Bloomberg
Being GreenApr, 26 2013 14:04
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
US Military Cuts: Programs Offer Veterans New Career in Energy EfficiencyApr, 10 2013 12:04
Government Subsidized Training to Get Veterans Back to Work