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The 10 home appliances that Consume the most energy

The 10 home appliances that Consume the most energy

By looking at the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual energy outlook, we can see the top 10 appliances that are consuming the most energy in U.S. single-family homes.
Why a Home Remodel COULD be Your Worst Decision

Why a Home Remodel COULD be Your Worst Decision

 Many homeowners believe that spending money on a home remodel is a sound investment that will increase the value of their home. But for something to count as an investment, you should expect to get your money back… and MORE! But in actuality, home remodels almost never yield a return on investment. In 2005, Remodeling Magazine reported that the typical […]
How to Attract Green Homebuyers

How to Attract Green Homebuyers

The green movement has taken over the market. From eco-friendly fashion to hybrid cars, consumers are constantly looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint. The energy saving trend has even impacted the housing industry. Today's dream home doesn't just boast a big backyard and plenty of windows—it also comes with the assurance that the home was built with the environment and sustainability in mind.
PowerLight Solar PV Helps Secure Building Award

PowerLight Solar PV Helps Secure Building Award

A unique combination of energy efficient measures such as cooling systems, lighting control, window glazing, and a 106 kW solar array in the remodeling of Salazar Hall on the Sonoma State University campus has earned the building project a national award for energy efficiency.
Cool comfort

Cool comfort

Local inventor’s fan taps solar energy for maximum efficiency. – As a home remodeler that specialized in roofing, Bill Keith never dreamed he would sell his business to market a product of his own.
Stirling Takes the Fifth

Stirling Takes the Fifth

Although my spouse is clever, I was less than thrilled when he announced he was launching a novel plan to remodel our home. It involves 200 feet of galvanized ducts weaving in and out of our walls and roof, solar panels, a charge controller and 100-watt motor to move warm air inside and blow cold air out. My dread increased when he ran his renewable remodel concept by a friend in the energy business. Our friend Don listened to the plan, laughed and said, "Gus, it isn't going to work."
Buy, Sell, Refinance, Remodel Your Home

Buy, Sell, Refinance, Remodel Your Home

If your are looking to buy, sell, remodel, or refinance your home… You NEED to learn about the Energy Efficient Mortgage Program.  Utility costs are the single largest housing expense right after your mortgage payment. As a result, utility costs impact the size of  the mortgage you can afford. Energy prices are steadily rising, and are not expected to fall […]
Geothermal, HVAC Partnership for Retrofits

Geothermal, HVAC Partnership for Retrofits

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] PowerCold Corporation signed of a five-year sales and distribution agreement with WFI Global Commercial Solutions Group for the marketing and sales of water-source heat pumps and geothermal technologies with PowerCold’s HVAC systems. Several national hotel, restaurant and retail chains are targeted for joint marketing efforts that will open the retrofit and remodel market for PowerCold. WFI Commercial Solutions Group […]
National Storm Management Assess Solar Energy Partner

National Storm Management Assess Solar Energy Partner

Glen Ellyn, Illinois [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] National Storm Management (NSM) is in discussions with Mythos Solar Energy for turnkey solar and wind energy generating and backup solutions as a valued-added offering to NSM’s customer base. These systems reduce or eliminate electric bills and can be set up for complete emergency power backups for short- or long-term outages. Under the agreement, Mythos Solar […]
Residential PV Goes Blue in Japan

Residential PV Goes Blue in Japan

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Sharp Corporation of Japan has developed a new polycrystalline photovoltaic (PV) module for residential applications that boasts a conversion efficiency of 15.8 percent. The module is designed to accommodate the diverse range of roof styles and configurations in the country. Sharp will introduce a full 15-model line-up that includes metal-roof models, flat-tiled-roof models, and peaked-roof/flat-roof/hipped-roof models that mount perfectly […]