All Blog Posts Tagged 'buildings' (14)

9 Building Science & Energy Efficiency Blogs We’re Reading

The world wide web is a wonderful thing, but there’s a lot of swill out there. It helps to have a few go-to sources of good, reliable, accurate, and useful information and insights. By our estimation, for professionals in the home performance, solar, or HVAC industry, the following blogs are some of the very best. In no particular order:

Musings of an Energy…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on September 26, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What Tapas Taught Us About Successful Integrated Digital Marketing

- By Shawn Cohen

Now, more than ever before, business owners and marketers have a seemingly endless variety of options when it comes to how they can build their brand and promote their services online. Google alone offers multiple products and solutions to help you market your company online — from paid…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on September 12, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Contractor’s Toolbox: How to Run a Promotion

By Jake Van Paepeghem

Like it or not, most of us deal with promotions each and every day: emails in your inbox touting 10% off your next purchase, flyers annoyingly stuck under the wipers on your windshield, and pop up ads that cover the final ingredient you…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on August 29, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

6 Building Conferences We’re Attending

- By Cory Allyn, Energy Circle

If you’re in the better building sector, attending building and home…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on August 22, 2019 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Utilizing Case Studies to Set Your Business Apart

By Jake Van Paepeghem

We hear it consistently here at Energy Circle — one of the most rewarding aspects of working in the business of energy efficiency is improving the lives of real-life homeowners and business owners within a given community. In the HVAC, home…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 26, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

What it Takes to Produce High Quality Marketing Video

By Jake Van Paepeghem

This isn’t the first time we at Energy Circle are talking about the valuable role video plays in an effective digital marketing strategy – especially when it comes to building awareness and consideration in the home performance,…

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Added by Emily Ambrose on July 19, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Zero-Energy Homes Almost to Cost Parity, While Codes & Incentives Help Cross the Finish Line

By Alisa Petersen

If you had a choice between building new homes that meet basic standards and building comfortable, healthy homes that dramatically cut energy bills, which would you prefer? How about if the low-energy homes cost the same (or nearly the same) as a standard home to build? If the cost is relatively equal, shouldn’t every new home be built this way?

A recent Rocky Mountain Institute report,…

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Added by Rebecca Cole on November 27, 2018 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Solar Decathlon CO-LOCATED with National Solar Conference and Community Challenge Workshop!

I just saw the blog on the Decathlon-- and I wanted to say But Wait, There's More! On days between the Decathlon weekends, in the same location, you can take in the 2017 National Solar Conference, organized by the American Solar Energy Society. This includes the meeting of the Passive Solar building folks and a special, free one-day workshop, sponsored by the DOE Solar…

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Added by Jill Cliburn on August 14, 2017 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Home Energy Efficiency Round-Up, April--What's Data Got to Do With It?

The Value of Energy Data

“Got Data? The Value of Energy Data Access to Consumers” is an in-depth report that discusses “how providing…

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Added by Amber Vignieri on April 5, 2016 at 11:11am — No Comments

5 Appliances that will Save You Money and Energy

In today’s day and age, it is not enough to simply talk about renewable energy or praise the initiatives that have been stemming up to establish solar power or wind power as suitable alternatives. We must help by coming up with ways to encourage energy conservation in buildings and energy efficient buildings in India.

We can do this by identifying several areas in which we can reduce our energy…

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Added by Daina Martin on October 5, 2015 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

Air Testing – How Air Tightness Testing Works?

If your building is not tested by air testing companies uk then air will continue to flow through the leakages and damage your wall, increase your power consumption and you will suffer from allergic diseases.

Air tightness testing can be done after the building construction is completed. It is recommended to hire air testing experts for your…

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Added by Lee Blanchard on March 10, 2015 at 7:42am — No Comments

Definitive Guide for Improving Indoor Air Quality – Air Testing

Indoor air testing and detection of impure particles suspended in the air are definitely a laborious task but in order to keep a building and the rooms of a house safe and pollution-free, there are serious needs of air quality testing. We often tend to ignore the fact that due to air impurities almost more than seven million people die in the world every year due to respiratory ailments caused by moulds, termites, carpet dusts, pesticides and even room…

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Added by Lee Blanchard on March 9, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments

All I Know About Home Performance I Learned from a Happy Meal

There's one thing that keeps me from my favorite fast-food indulgence, the Junior Whopper with Cheese.  It's called the Happy Meal.  My kids insist on them.  And our meals are indeed happier if I forgo my trip to Burger King so we can snag Happy Meals at McDonald's instead.

How does this relate to Home Performance?

A big focus among home performance professionals at the moment is driving demand.  To do that…

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Added by Laura Reedy Stukel on October 30, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Green Home - It's Just Good Design

What makes a Green Home green? Is it the bamboo floors? Maybe it’s the low-e windows or the extra insulation in the walls? What about a high efficiency heating and cooling system? Or maybe it's a plaque by your front door that says, “I'm Green!”?

How about all of the above and then some? What about the word Green? Is that really the most accurate one to use, or is it…

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Added by Chris Laumer-Giddens on April 11, 2011 at 11:02am — No Comments

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