Tag: Energy Star

“We’re doing a lot of work with real estate agents to understand what their needs are and to provide them a scope of services that can help both home buyers and sellers,” Adams said.

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The tipping point in the adoption of light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs in households around the globe is rapidly approaching as 40-watt and 60-watt are phased out in the U.S. and their equivalent LED lamp bulbs drop below the closely-watched $10 (U.S.) price point. The race in many countries to meet the growing interest in LEDs…

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Ever thought about building a very energy-efficient custom home? What if this home would be one of the greenest homes of its kind in the country? Weiss Building & Development LLC and Tom Bassett Dilley Architects in the Chicago area have accomplished just that in completing the first home in Illinois meeting the U.S. Department…

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Now before you reply ‘it’s not enough energy to care,’ consider this: Up until now there was no way to gauge how much electricity a small appliance uses over an average 5- year lifespan. Enter Savenia Labs of Bethesda, Maryland, just north of Washington, DC. Long overlooked because of their relatively modest energy consumption, toaster/convection…

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Survey after survey in the U.S. shows renewable energy draws strong support. But the clean energy industries are fighting uphill battles in trying to translate that “support” into legislative and regulatory action and even better, retail sales. Getting households and businesses to purchase clean energy in states with retail choice is confronting numerous hurdles, not the least of…

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