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Energy-Efficient Homes Becoming More Affordable

A non-profit group, called the People’s Self-Help Housing, Inc. is building affordable energy-efficient homes in a poverty-stricken county of Kentucky. The first certified green home was purchases by a county school employee for $90,000. It is only the third home in Kentucky that has earned the LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The […]

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Energy Efficiency Bill “HomeStar” to be Passed by Congress

Congress is soon passing HomeStar, a program of green-energy and energy efficiency incentives for homeowners investing in making their home more energy-efficient. Similar to a Cash for Clunkers program, rebates for energy-efficient appliances and retrofits for the home are available at the point of purchase. These rebates would be marketed by a number of vendors, […]

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Building Automation Creates Sustainability Despite Economic Pressures

Necessity being the mother of invention and innovation, pressing economic times forge a number of revolutions in technology and the overall way we conduct our lives and business.  In a need and desire to create sustainability and simplicity, energy consumption tends to be a strong focus for financial savings and long-term return on investments. By investing in […]

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Massachusetts is Ambitious in Energy Efficiency and Energy Management Programs

State officials in Massachusetts aim to be the most ambitious state in the nation regarding energy efficiency, and have announced a new set of energy management codes and standards for utilities.  Calling for a 2.4 percent statewide energy consumption and electricity use reduction, the proposal aims to also reduct natural gas use annually by 1.15 percent for three years.  Utility customers […]

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