Category Archives: Energy Incentives

The SAVE Act opens a new chapter in the relationship between energy efficiency and home value

Though prior attempts have been made to attach a precise value to energy efficiency at the whole home level, there has never been a broadly accepted standard. The Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act (SAVE), currently being considered in the … Continue reading

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LEED, lighting controls, and long term efficiency

Back in 2000, LEED was introduced by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage designers to incorporate the greenest, most current building technologies available. Since that time, its relevance has increased dramatically, with energy efficiency taking center stage in today’s … Continue reading

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Where’s the value in lighting control and energy efficiency upgrades?

Functional equations like the ones showing how much you’ll save every month by dimming your lights can be incredibly useful. But practical as the results make energy upgrades seem, they may not tell the whole story. What we mean is … Continue reading

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The new Home Energy Score program explained

The new Home Energy Score program explained You’ve probably heard a lot about the new Home Energy Score program in the past few days. The evaluation program is a product of the Recovery Through Retrofit program and provides for low … Continue reading

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Getting paid to be more energy efficient

A few weeks ago, there was an article in the New York Times about the incredible perks pre-sale buyers for the Nissan Leaf are receiving. When prospective buyers put down their $99 deposit for this vehicle, priced at just over … Continue reading

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