Get A Back-Up Generator For Your Home’s “Mission Critical” Power Needs
A power outage can wreak havoc around the house.
The juice goes out, and suddenly you’re left without…Continue
Added by John Oxford on May 21, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The Department of Energy projects that by the year 2027, LEDs could result in nationwide savings of $30 billion, making them a practical, energy-saving option for both residential and commercial buildings. With a…Continue
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Caption: Average monthly energy bills are $14 at the Villas at Rocketts Landing, DOE's 2017, Housing Innovation Award Winner, thanks to a combination of solar power, tight construction, air sealing and innovation HVAC system placement and insulation.
Building scientists are a data-driven skeptical bunch. When…Continue
You have a beautiful home in Florida and plan to add a little sparkle to your front garden, patio, driveway, or backyard. It is your peaceful haven, where you have been living for years and now want to add some subtle yet dramatic changes with outdoor solar lighting. It is nothing but adding a figment of your creativity and imagination to your lawn or balcony where you love to breathe the fresh air after a hard day at work. Fortunately, the local weather in the…Continue
Added by Sara Watson on February 20, 2018 at 5:58am — No Comments
By Radhika Lalit and Kelly Vaughn
This year’s hurricane season is the most expensive on record, with $202.6 billion in damages according to Bloomberg. These storms across the Atlantic had devastating impacts on people’s lives and homes, on communities, and on infrastructure in the hardest-hit areas.
In fact, the damage from…Continue
It can get cold in Hawaii. I know, I know. I've been hearing it forever:
Hire slow and fire fast. It’s a phrase that experienced managers and human resources professionals live by because many of us have learned the hard way that it only takes one bad hire to put your business into DEFCON Red Alert mode, which unfortunately tends to last weeks or even months after the event. Certainly, robust training programs, quality assurance, employee perks, good pay and an encouraging work environment all contribute to a company’s success, but it’s the human element, the…Continue
Added by David Byrnes on November 19, 2017 at 1:01am — No Comments
An mpg-like rating for homes is here. For the first time in history, people can find out the expected energy use of any home in the U.S. This single piece of information conveys helpful insights including the expected cost of maintaining a home, the environmental impact of the home, and a proxy for how comfortable the home is likely to be. This information will become more widely available from more sources as…Continue
Added by Dannie Jackson on September 30, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
Download RMI’s latest report, An MPG for Homes: Driving Visible Value for Home Energy Performance in Real Estate.
There is tremendous risk and reward to being a first mover. News that Tesla…Continue
Added by Kelly Vaughn on September 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Elevate Energy has helped hundreds of homeowners improve their buildings and reduce high utility bills through energy efficiency upgrades, with the important added benefits of strengthening communities and keeping housing affordable. One way that we do this is through the City of Chicago’s…Continue
Added by Amber Vignieri on June 2, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
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Added by Kelly Vaughn on May 23, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Real estate professionals who understand the basics of solar and know how to market the benefits of an installation will have a market edge. For most real estate agents and appraisers, assessing the value of solar is a new frontier. With funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Elevate Energy is creating two online Continuing Education courses. Both classes will be…Continue
Added by Amber Vignieri on May 16, 2017 at 2:31pm — No Comments
We went to the best house party—no, not an all-night blow-out, but a small get-together hosted by real estate broker Dan Razowsky. This particular house party was to help Dan, his parents, and their friends become more educated about energy use and energy efficiency in their homes, and we were thrilled to be a part of it.Continue
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In early November 2015, the boiler failed in building manager Chiaka Patterson’s 12-unit multifamily building in the Morgan Park area of Chicago. As winter was quickly approaching, Mrs. Patterson worried about her tenant’s comfort and safety. She reached out to Community Investment Corporation (CIC) to assist her with…Continue
Added by Amber Vignieri on December 9, 2016 at 10:16am — No Comments
In an effort to provide more comprehensive services to the people we serve, especially low-income populations, Elevate is working towards identifying and solving home-based health hazards that we discover while doing energy efficiency work. These home-base health hazards are often a barrier to weatherization for our low- to moderate-income homeowners. To support this work,…Continue
Added by Amber Vignieri on October 28, 2016 at 11:19am — No Comments
When it comes to building green, new innovations are always on the horizon. The latest discovery on the list of potentially “planet-saving” findings comes in the form of CO2 reduction. Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have recently discovered a chemical reaction that turns CO2 into ethanol, which, according to…Continue
Added by Carlee Quintas on October 18, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments
Building owner Charles Beck needed to make improvements to the failing boiler of his 12-unit apartment building located on the West Side of Chicago. His building is one of a few viable housing developments in an area faced with foreclosures and disinvestment.
Beck approached the …Continue
Added by Amber Vignieri on October 14, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments