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Why monitoring your home’s energy usage is important.

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Shelter is a basic need, so many feel we have no control over the expense. Much like food, while it is necessary, we actually have a great deal of control.

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How Green Are You?

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Many of us take the opportunity to “Go Green” on St. Patrick’s Day. We will attend parties and parades, dress up in green costumes, partake in a corned beef and cabbage meal, or maybe even drink a few green beers.

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New Approaches to Home Energy Efficiency Incentives

By Jesse on 27th August 2014

Several tough and interesting topics were engaged during the recent Iowa Energy Summit, an annual gathering of industry professionals, utility representatives, lawmakers, real estate professionals and others. Three presentations put a spotlight on single-family and low-income homes and innovative ways to boost participation in energy efficiency programs. The first speaker came to us from the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), based in Minneapolis. Shockingly to my ears, the pilot they conducted tallied roughly 30% of participating homes in this chilly region lacking any wall insulation. This non-profit has taken a hip-deep approach to turning audits into projects, coordinating with […]

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