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Attic Insulation and Ventilation…Boring, but Absolutely Vital!

Whether you’re an energy efficiency nerd or trying to reduce those massive monthly Washington DC utility bills, ensuring precise attic insulation and ventilation is vital. In essence, all ventilation is about circulating air to keep it fresh and to reduce moisture levels. Some estimates claim that up to 90% of US homes have unreasonably high levels…
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Home Performance Tips: For a More Comfortable and Energy Efficient Home

While the new presidential administration is rolling back regulations and initiatives around environmental protection and energy, consumers still have a lot of ‘power’ when it comes to choosing who to purchase electricity from and how to reduce their consumption. According to the EIA electricity data, residential consumers already pay the highest cost per kWh compared…
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Energy Efficiency and the 45th President’s Administration

Over the first couple weeks in office, the new presidential administration is rolling back regulations and initiatives around environmental protection and energy. This in turn is leaving consumers less protection from big business which will have an even stronger grip on controlling energy costs and policy. So, what’s happening on the individual policy levels? Appliance standards…
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Energy Saving Solutions: Solar Shingled-Roof in NW DC

I was driving in DC, avoiding traffic, when I saw a house with a solar-shingled roof! Very Cool! Solar shingles are photovoltaic cells designed to look like and integrate with conventional roofing materials. Recently they have become price-competitive with bolt-on panels resulting in increased popularity. One of the issues I face when recommending energy saving…
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