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The Energy Industry is Up for Grabs

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Almost 30% of Americans would leave their utility if they could, according to Shelton Group’s 10th annual Energy Pulse study. And of those, fully 64% would choose a non-utility alternative like SolarCity, Google, or Comcast. [continue reading]

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Energy, Inc. and LockState to Provide Advanced Control for Energy Monitoring

John Cargile

Energy Inc., a privately held corporation that designs and manufactures real-time electricity management systems for residential and commercial use, recently announced the integration with home automation and load control device manufacturer, LockState. By broadening the flexibility of interoperable devices within the home area network, LockState, maker of door locks, plug strips, thermostats and cameras, can help electric utilities offer consumers more ways to save energy, and to participate in demand response programs, particularly during peak ... [continue reading]

Complete HVAC with Whole Home Performance

Complete HVAC with Whole Home Performance

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Every contractor needs to know how important efficiency is for this industry, as the world grows around us we have new technology every day. Being able to offer and explain the latest, most efficient equipment can give you a great edge on your market. Although in some situations, having the most efficient equipment simply doesn’t cut it and there are many different issues that can prevent your install from performing as advertised, including: [continue reading]

A Pause for Reflection: After 30 Years, Conservation Services Group Considers the Future of Energy Efficiency

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Kevin Farrell

In early September, Conservation Services Group (CSG) celebrated its 30-year anniversary with more than 200 guests. During the celebration at the company’s headquarters in Westborough, Mass., founder and CEO, Steve Cowell spoke about the historic successes and challenges faced by the energy community, using the anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on the growth of residential energy efficiency and look toward the future. [continue reading]

Congratulations to the Home Performance with Energy Star Housing Innovation Award Winners!

Congratulations to the Home Performance with Energy Star Housing Innovation Award Winners!

Ely Jacobsohn

Winners for the Department of Energy’s 2014 Housing Innovations Award were announced on September 23rd during a special event at Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EBBA)’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, MO. The Housing Innovation Awards support the Department’s commitment to help harness American ingenuity to commercialize and deploy cutting-edge technologies, as well as to promote improving the energy efficiency of the U.S. housing stock. Home Performance ... [continue reading]

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Hot Water at any Faucet in 3 to 5 Seconds

Rob Nicely

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How to Make Sure Your Kids Grow Up to Be Energy-Conscious Adults

How to Make Sure Your Kids Grow Up to Be Energy-Conscious Adults

Kurt Jacobson

Do you know that, according to the DOE, the United States uses up energy worth nearly a million dollars every minute? We have gotten so used to having energy available at the flick of a finger that we find it difficult to believe that most of its sources are fast-depleting. [continue reading]

Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

Debunked: 3 Myths About Fiberglass Windows

Paul Kazlov

The different types of windows homeowners might consider may include wood, vinyl, and fiberglass. Most people think that wood is the perfect candidate for its timeless popularity, long history, and organic appeal. Vinyl is also a top choice for its perceived affordability, wide usage, and customization flexibility. However, when it comes to fiberglass windows, it’s difficult to fully comprehend its actual strengths. [continue reading]

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Recycling Your Air Conditioner

Anne Staley

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