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How to Plan an Energy Efficient Home Renovation

Posted by RESNET

Jan 21, 2015 10:30:44 AM

If you’re going to renovate your home this year, consider taking the energy efficient route. Start by contacting a RESNET Home Energy Auditor or Rater for an energy audit or rating to determine where and how your home is losing energy. If you opt for an energy rating, compare your home’s before and after HERS Index scores to see the difference that energy-saving measures can make.

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Can Black Friday Be Green?

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Dec 16, 2014 3:26:08 PM

We are done with Black Friday and Cyber Monday but not the most consuming season of the year. It may be a little late for Black Friday, but are there ways to make this consumer season green? I say yes. And so does Green America.

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How to Maximize Your Fridge’s Energy Efficiency

Posted by RESNET

Nov 19, 2014 12:32:37 PM

Now here’s a question for you: which kitchen appliance is always on the go, provides a bright light in the deep dark of night and gives you what you need when you need it? Your refrigerator of course! And as the hardest working appliance in the kitchen, there are a few things you should know about how to keep it functioning in the most energy efficient manner:

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Upgrading to a New Appliance is Often the Greenest Choice

Posted by Matt Power

Nov 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM

I'm often asked whether replacing an appliance is worth the cost--both in real dollars and in potential reductions in environmental impacts. The answer is yes to both.

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How Long Do the Parts of a House Last?

Posted by Matt Power

Jun 20, 2014 6:49:00 PM

A FEW YEARS BACK, I wrote an article called "Building Blind," that exposed some major flaws in the way products are installed in new homes, with no regard for how one product limits the lifespan of another. For example, putting thin asphalt felt (tar paper) under clay roof tiles means you will have to remove those tiles when the paper fails in about 20 years, whereas the tiles might have lasted for centuries.

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