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Associated Press

Common-Sense Steps Can Cut Home Energy Bills

January 10, 2013

“American homes are built for cheap energy and we are not in the cheap energy era anymore,” [read full story]

CNNMoney

War Veterans Go Solar

April 14, 2011

After returning to the States in 2006, Padilla says his wartime experiences were part of the reason he put solar panels on his house. [read full story]

NPR.org

Taking The Sizzle Out Of Summer In The City

July 8, 2010

As the mercury soared into the triple digits this week along the East Coast, you can bet it was even more stifling in the asphalt and concrete jungles of cities like New York and Washington than in nearby rural areas. [read full story]

CBS NEWS

How to Cut Your Home Energy Costs This Summer

MAY 13, 2010

Summer is just around the corner and most of us will be cranking up air-conditioning units. But how can you save money and still stay cool this year? [read full story]

New York Post

Clean Start

December 30, 2009

You’ve already changed out every light bulb in your house (right?) and have derived so much satisfaction from watching your Con Ed bill shrink that you’re hungry for more savings. [read full story]

The Wall Street Journal

Homeowners Getting a Push to Caulk, Insulate Those Air Leaks

December 16, 2009

The proposed "cash for caulkers" program aims to encourage homeowners to invest in things like caulking air leaks around windows, doors and in crawl spaces and basements, adding insulation in walls and attics, and installing more efficient heating and cooling equipment. [read full story]

Building Performance Institute

Building Performance Institute Included in 'Cash for Caulkers' Recommendation from PERAB

December 10, 2009

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI), a nationally recognized standards development and contractor credentialing organization for residential energy efficiency retrofit work, is pleased to be included in President Obama's proposed national weatherization incentive program.... [read full story]

The Wall Street Journal

Obama Administration Weighs Incentives for Home Improvement

December 1, 2009

The Obama administration is talking to big home-improvement retailers about using more federal dollars to encourage homeowners to replace leaky windows and insulate the walls as part of a broader effort to spur hiring. [read full story]

The New York Times

A Stimulus That Could Save Money

November 17, 2009

The one highly visible success of the stimulus program has been the cash-for-clunkers program. It induced a boom in vehicle sales this summer that clearly would not have happened otherwise. [read full story]

The Wall Street Journal

Obama Trumpets Energy Grants

October 28, 2009

The Obama administration launched a clean-energy blitz Tuesday, with President Barack Obama sweeping into this Central Florida hamlet to unveil $3.4 billion in stimulus grants for advanced electricity-grid projects.... [read full story]

The Hour

Improving Energy Efficiency to Improve Odds of Selling a Home

September 3, 2009

When real estate agent Lisa Triantafilidis takes clients out to look at one of her listings, two questions typically top their lists of concerns: [read full story]

The Wall Street Journal

Before Adding, Try Reducing

June 15, 2009

The U.S. government is committing billions of dollars to support renewable energy such as wind- and solar-power plants. Some say it should use... [read full story]

The New York Times

This Old Wasteful House

April 5, 2009

NEVER before has America had so many compelling reasons to preserve the homes in its older residential neighborhoods. [read full story]

The Wall Street Journal

Packing Heat: The Firepower of the Lowly Caulk Gun

March 6, 2009

Like a lot of Americans, moving-company owner Art Delaney has been trying to curb his energy use to help the planet and pinch pennies. [read full story]

The Washington Post

Think Big About Energy-Efficiency Measures, but Plug the Little Leaks

February 21, 2009

Most of the discussion about energy efficiency has focused on new construction and major renovations. [read full story]

 

 

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