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Tag Archives: energy savings
The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA) manages the website cellulose.org as an informational resource for its members, building industry professionals and consumers. Analysis of the visitors to the website, which number in the thousands monthly, reveals some interesting trends. Over … Continue reading
The European Union and several of its member nations are moving forward rapidly with the concept of lowering the carbon footprint of houses. Concerns over climate change have driven this movement but many groups are now recognizing the practical implications–carbon … Continue reading
It is certainly no secret that energy costs are rising for U.S. households and businesses. While the estimates vary, studies in the past few years have put the average energy cost for the typical household ranging from 10 to as … Continue reading
Electric cooperatives (co-ops), unlike other types of electric utility companies, are beholden only to their members. Essentially each customer is a member and “owner” of the company. As such, electric co-ops have always tended to be progressive and aggressive in … Continue reading
Memorial Day. The traditional kickoff of summertime. Our thoughts fade of cold winter months–and many look forward to lower monthly energy bills. But don’t forget that buzzing you will soon hear while sitting on the porch will more often be … Continue reading
CIMA awarded the Extreme Insulation Retrofit to a Kentucky couple selected at random in April from the hundreds who visited the online sweepstakes. Now, CIMA is blowing the door out of the Extreme Insulation Retrofit winner’s house. Well, to clarify, … Continue reading
The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association is challenging homeowners to learn more about how to upgrade their insulation with a special promotion on cellulose.org. One lucky contestant will win the prize that keeps on giving heating and cooling energy cost savings … Continue reading
The record winter that 2011 is producing across the nation is focusing more people to seriously think about green building and home weatherization. This snowy, icy cold winter comes on the heals of very frigid seasons in 2010. As the … Continue reading
Insulate Tax Credits End December 31st The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 reinstated tax credits for energy-efficiency improvements to homes, but the deadline for taking advantage of the credits is rapidly approaching.