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Expert Tips for a High Performance, Energy Efficient Home [Podcast]

Listen in as Kellye Markowski from Energy Smart Homes offers advice for homeowners/residents to reduce their energy and costs and know the best course of action for their house. She says people take a stab at doing the right thing for their home or property, yet they typically do the wrong thing or do the steps out of order.

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The Top 10 Myths About Green Home Remodeling

So, you’re about to do some home remodeling, but you’re on the fence about making the upgrades eco-friendly. Today, I’m here to help you off the fence and send you on the path to sustainability with absolute confidence in your choice. How? With a little myth-busting because people make a lot of erroneous assumptions about what it takes and what it means to have an eco-home. And you’ll probably be surprised once you see how completely wrong they are.

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6 Steps & Resources for Building an Eco Home

Building a home from the ground up is an exciting, but often overwhelming process. Add in the fact that you want it to be eco-friendly and you have a recipe for potential analysis paralysis. That is, you’re faced with so many decisions you start overthinking the available alternatives and possible outcomes to the point that you can’t make any choices at all. We’re here to prevent that.

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How to Make Your Home Net Positive on a Budget

John Livermore remodeled his home to make it produce more energy than it used. In addition to the dramatic energy savings, he zeroed out his home’s carbon footprint, stopped paying energy bills, increased comfort, improved his family’s health, and became the first renovated home in Massachusetts to produce more energy than it uses. Best of all – you can do it, too!

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18 Lessons We Learned While Building a Green Home

Although green building materials have become more accessible, the lessons we learned while building have not changed. Listed here are 18 lessons that we learned which are relevant today for the homeowner who wishes to build or renovate green.

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What is a High Performance Home?

The construction industry has been cautious about change. Rules of thumb and decades-old conventional wisdom tend to rule the day. This innate conservatism makes sense given the high stakes of construction. Buildings are a big investment with big health and safety implications. Why risk something new when we can just follow the well-worn path, the tried and true?

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