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Green Home Calculator Reveals: “Is My Home Greener Than My Neighbors’?”

Build It Green is excited to announce today's release of our new Green Home Calculator at www.GreenPointRated. com/Calculator. This advanced online tools helps you answer key questions: How does your home's energy and water efficiency compare to similar homes? Are your utility bills lower or

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Improving Your Home and Saving Energy: A UK Perspective

When examining energy policy on a broad basis, it’s clear that European governments are committed to making significant reductions in the levels of greenhouse gas emissions. By the year 2020, all EU governments are aiming to reduce emissions to some 20% below levels that were seen in 1990. With

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10 Fun Facts about the Renewable Energy Industry

I came across the great blog post the other day and wanted to share it with you. It was the 10 Renewable Energy Statistics you Might not Know and it hit the nail on the head. You can also check out the original post for more information and great links. Here is a quick overview: 1. It is estima

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National Labs Tackle Three Topics in Recent Reports

The Energy Department’s national laboratories have recently released three solar-focused technical reports. · In Simulating Solar Power Plant Variability: A Review of Current MethodsPDF, Sandia National Laboratories reviews methods for producing simulated high-resolution solar photovoltaic (PV

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In Simulating Solar Power Plant Variability:

A Review of Current MethodsPDF, Sandia National Laboratories reviews methods for producing simulated high-resolution solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant output profiles for variability studies. With this work, Sandia aims to inform integration studies on the ease of implementation and accuracy of th

Once you’ve taken the basic steps to reduce your energy bills—insulating, sealing air leaks, installing energy efficient lights, and many of the other energy efficiency improvements we’ve recommended—what’s next?

If you want to think big, consider installing a solar water heating system, a solar electricity system, or both. These technologies use the sun’s energy to heat water and power buildings. Solar panels are typically installed on a south-facing roof, although other locations, such as an unshaded area of the property, are sometimes used.

Wind energy systems are also available for residential electricity generation, but are still relatively uncommon