28 Jul '11, 1am

Home Energy Efficiency Pays Steady Dividends ...: Subtitle: As you plan for retirement, improving the energy eff...

We developed a spreadsheet a couple of years ago that allows you to compare the initial cost and monthly payments to the inflation on energy costs to determine exactly where the break-even point is on any given energy remodel. We use that tool to compare up to three (though you could expand it as much as you like) different remodel options, call it a good, better, best approach. If the homeowner is planning on being in the home for a longer period of time, the "best" option almost always is most cost-effective. Short term, one of the simpler plans may make more sense. These are done without factoring in the increased selling price of the home, because selling price is very subjective. As we have all seen, unforeseen changes in the market can have more to do with selling price than what something is really worth. The main reason I wrote the article above is to increase publ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/guest-blog...

Tweets

Check out Home Energy magazine's new website! Pretty nice!

Check out Home Energy magazine's new website! P...

homeenergy.org 28 Jul '11, 4pm

Extending Energy Efficiency Training Beyond the Classroom Meeting the growing demand for supplemental energy efficiency tr...

Green Building 101: How Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Can be a Solution to the Housing Market Crisis.

Green Building 101: How Energy Efficient Mortga...

greenbuildingelements.com 28 Jul '11, 1pm

An Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a mortgage that credits the home’s energy efficiency in the mortgage itself. An EEM ...

Small Commercial: Untapped Energy Efficiency: When members of the Consolidated Edison Green Team hit the stree...

Small Commercial: Untapped Energy Efficiency: W...

greentechmedia.com 27 Jul '11, 6pm

When members of the Consolidated Edison Green Team hit the streets to talk to small businesses about free energy efficienc...

Fomo Offers Education and Products to Increase Building Energy Efficiency: Energy efficient homes and businesses...

Fomo Offers Education and Products to Increase ...

greenbuildingelements.com 29 Jul '11, 2am

Energy efficient homes and businesses require adequate windows, doors, sealants and adhesives. Most sealants require high ...

The Heat is On – But Energy Efficiency Can Curb...

ase.org 25 Jul '11, 1pm

Make sure y our AC equipment is in top running order, since cooling puts the greatest stress on your summer energy bills ....

Top 5 Energy Efficiency Stories of the Week

Top 5 Energy Efficiency Stories of the Week

cleantechnica.com 29 Jul '11, 11pm

GE has announced that a complete line of LED light bulbs , the most energy efficient lighting technology I’m aware of, are...

Did you know the typical family spends about $1900 per year on home energy bills? #home #energy

Did you know the typical family spends about $1...

hes.lbl.gov 05 Aug '11, 7pm

Importance of Residential Energy Use $241 billion. That's how much is spent every consumers spend each year on energy for ...

Energy-Efficient Home Remodel in Seattle

Energy-Efficient Home Remodel in Seattle

jetsongreen.com 20 Jul '11, 4pm

This is The Sentinel, a home that went through an efficiency renovation in Seattle. The work was performed by Seattle-base...

The Barriers to Unlocking Capital for Energy Efficiency

The Barriers to Unlocking Capital for Energy Ef...

greenbiz.com 22 Jul '11, 6pm

Energy efficiency is the quickest and cheapest way to meet our energy needs now or in the future, earning it the nickname,...

How to estimate the amount of electricity your ...

energysavers.gov 05 Aug '11, 10pm

If the wattage is not listed on the appliance, you can still estimate it by finding the current draw (in amperes) and mult...

'Most Efficient' Label Sets High Bar For Energy Star Products

'Most Efficient' Label Sets High Bar For Energy...

greenbiz.com 18 Jul '11, 6pm

The Energy Star program is in some ways a victim of its own success: As one of the most widely recognized certifications i...

@Public_Citizen asks 2 make online appliance re...

earthjustice.org 22 Jul '11, 4pm

Groups ask FTC to take the mystery out of appliance information Today, we begin with a quiz: Q: Which of the following sho...

Debate is open: Should #Energy Efficiency Come Before #Renewables?

Debate is open: Should #Energy Efficiency Come ...

solarfeeds.com 17 Jul '11, 8pm

Renewable energy solutions and technologies are suddenly popping up everywhere, and with all of the government money being...

Germany: The Solar Installation Efficiency Leader

Germany: The Solar Installation Efficiency Leader

solarfeeds.com 23 Jul '11, 4pm

Germany: The Solar Installation Efficiency Leader Saturday, 23 July 2011 SolarChargedDriving.com Tweet Germany has more so...