energy efficiency

How Tightening an Aging Event Center Helped Roanoke Win an Efficiency Honor

Roanoke, Virginia has become one of the 7 cities to earn a Better Buildings Challenge Goal Achiever from the Department of Energy, thanks to their energy reducing renovations. Read the full article here:

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News We Follow: Top Green Features Millennials Want in a Home

Millennial home buyers are definitely interested in energy efficiency, according to a survey administered by the National Association of Home Builders. “Energy Star® ratings are clearly important to Millennials, as the second most-wanted green feature is an Energy Star® rating…

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News We Follow: Sustainability in Hotels Explores Growing Emphasis on Green Building Practices in the Hospitality Industry

Hotels are getting more into energy efficiency and sustainable building and practices, a trend that will likely continue to grow in the future. “‘Sustainability in hotel development is not a short-term trend; rather, it’s a lasting change,’ says ULI Global…

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Feel More Comfortable, Breath Healthier Indoor Air, & Help Mother Earth (and your wallet) for $15

Written by Aaron Martin, Building Energy Analyst and HERS Rater According to the Environmental Protection Agency, roughly 25% of the air moving through you HVAC system’s ductwork is loss through leakage. Aside from the resulting comfort issues inside the home,…

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News We Follow: ‘Show Your Work’ Isn’t Just for Math Class Anymore

From an article on NAHBNow A recent study commissioned by the Colorado Energy Office clearly demonstrates the need for detailed documentation of energy-efficiency measures and green features in all homes. An Early Look at Energy Efficiency and Contributory Value examined…

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