Posts tagged: Energy audit

New Low-Cost Residential Solar Power Available

DETROIT (WWJ) — The Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office is offering a new residential solar energy financing program and a rebranded home energy efficiency audit program. The office, formed in 2009 to serve 25 local governments in the Detroit area, has fired up a new program called MI Solar Works. In partnership with a Novi […]

Retrofit Turns Energy-Guzzling Home into Energy Producer

The existing home, built in 1884, was an ideal candidate for a deep-energy retrofit. For a detailed case study of the project’s participation in the Thousand Home Challenge The new structure sits on the fieldstone and brick foundation of the old one. Designer Andrew Webster speced generous glazing on the south and east sides of […]

The Single Best Energy Upgrade You Can Make to Your Seattle Home This Year

With new tax incentives offered by the Federal Government, it pays to look at ways to improve the energy efficiencies in colder environments like Seattle. Depending on your budget, the age of the home and the condition of your furnace or heating appliances, there could be many different ways to improve your home’s heating and […]

6 Ways To Create A Green Home

More than 17% of the energy consumed in Canada is used to run our homes. Home buying can be a great opportunity to reduce your ecological footprint; after all you need to consider your children’s future on this Earth. Considering that your home is a place where you will spend much of your time, perhaps […]

5 Ways to Start Your Green Home Renovation

Photo courtesy: Nick Kocharhook via flickr, For many homeowners the idea of renovating a house, especially in an energy-efficient manner, can be somewhat daunting. But don’t despair. Your home can be comfortable, livable, and green. Here are five simple tips to help you start your green home renovation. Read more: Tweet