Category Archives: Energy Savings

Net-Zero Homes Start With Better Insulation

The concept of Net-Zero Energy homes appears to be moving forward toward main stream. California is leading the nation with a goal of having all new homes constructed by 2020 achieving net-zero under its Residential ZNE Plan. Builders and homeowners … Continue reading

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Summer Home Energy Savings Tips

As the globe turns toward summer on the North American Continent the sun changes the equation for home energy efficiency.  The number one way to save energy, money and the environment this summer:  Manage The Thermostat. The best way to … Continue reading

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2015 Hottest Ever And Busiest Summer For Cellulose Insulation

For anyone that might have missed the news this month, NASA and NOAH confirmed 2015 was the hottest year ever.  In fact, it was hot enough to shatter over a century of high temperature records!  In the U.S. the temperature … Continue reading

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Slow Start To Winter Cold And Retail Sales Not A Harbinger

Reports broke across the news this week of a decline in sales for winter-related items.  Sales for just about everything from boots, and sweaters to firewood and fuel oil are down from the same period last year. The companion news … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Can Help EPA Landfill Reduction Plan

The EPA proposed new rules on August 14, 2015 to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills in the U.S.  These new EPA rules will by default likely require more emphasis on recycling of paper, … Continue reading

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Insulation Products With Same R-Value Are Not Created Equal

There are a variety of building insulation products on the market.  They are all designed with the primary function of saving energy in homes and buildings.  The basic measure of effectiveness by which all building insulation products are measured is … Continue reading

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Adding Insulation When Re-Siding Adds Home Value

A high percentage of homes in the U.S. have siding and of those vinyl continues to be the most common choice.  Data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), shows vinyl (including vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most common exterior … Continue reading

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Top Five Things To Do On Earth Day 2015

Earth day was conceived in 1969 at a UNESCO conference held in San Francisco. Renowned activist in multiple disciplines John McConnell proposed a date in which we celebrate the Earth and honor the idea of peace. From those beginnings Earth Day … Continue reading

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More Americans Than Ever Believe Climate Change Is Happening

It’s official: 2014 was the hottest year on record topping both 2005 and 2010 according to NOAA and other sources. The brutal winter of 2014/5 also set records across much of the U.S for snowfall and temperatures. Add to this … Continue reading

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UpGrade Athens County Reforms Southeastern Ohio Energy Strategy

Weather can be serious business in Ohio with hot, humid summers, cold winters, and extreme weather possible throughout the year. With such a broad climate spectrum, proper weatherization of homes is critical to reducing household energy costs. As a byproduct, … Continue reading

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