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LED "Bulb" Fits Fluorescent Tube Fixture

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 26, 2014 11:46:12 AM

At Last, an LED “Bulb” fits effortlessly into existing traditional fluorescent fixture. Retrofitting from fluorescent to even more efficient LED lighting in the ubiquitous ceiling fixture has to date meant buying a new fixture not just replacing the bulb.

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The Importance of Energy Raters is Quickly Growing

Posted by Mike Collignon

Aug 25, 2014 4:52:20 PM

The focus on building energy use is probably the highest it’s been in 40 years. From corporations trying to cut operating expenses, to low-income homeowners trying to reduce their monthly utility bills, it’s not just about first-cost any more.

Unfortunately, the lending process hasn’t adjusted to this new, all-encompassing perspective. Sustainable attributes rarely get assigned a value, and even if they do, it is not truly reflective of the overall value. The underwriting equation (PITI) doesn’t even consider utility/energy costs, which can be the 2nd largest monthly housing expense behind the principal & interest. Because of this flawed process, some view advanced energy codes and green building programs as a disincentive.

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Appliances Kept Longer than Relationships

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 21, 2014 9:12:00 AM

Do we love our dishwashers and toasters more than our significant others? Or do they simply outlast our fickle emotional bonds? Whatever the cause, we're keeping them around much longer than our partners.

Research sponsored by appliance manufacturer Hotpoint found that only “16 per cent of Brits could say they felt their home was 'up to date', with a whopping third admitting that they only buy new appliances if their old ones are broken.

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The Perfect Energy Efficient Patio Party

Posted by RESNET

Aug 20, 2014 11:36:22 AM

Nothing says summer better than the perfect patio party! To help make your next patio party not only unforgettable but eco-friendly and energy efficient too, check out our great tips!

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HERS Home Raises Half Million for Charity

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 14, 2014 1:57:00 PM

Think Energy-efficient Homes are not affordable. Think again.

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