Energy Efficient Homes

Energy-Smart Series: Tip 14 – Switch to a Swamp Cooler

U.S. Green Technology | Where Main Street Meets Green Street

So far we’ve covered several energy-smart ways to cool your home more efficiently, like whole-house fans, natural ventilation and ductless mini-splits. Here’s another option that turns a simple dampened pad into green technology that cools your home and saves on utility costs. It’s called an evaporative cooler, or a swamp cooler. You know how you feel colder after you step ...

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Energy-Smart Series: Tip 13 – Use Natural Ventilation

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If you live in a moderate climate, you may not have to rely solely on your expensive HVAC system for heating and cooling. You might be able to offset it with a readily available green technology, natural ventilation. Don’t brush it off as simply “opening windows and using fans.” Natural ventilation can be very effective at reducing energy costs when ...

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Energy-Smart Series: Tip 5 – Increase In-Wall Insulation

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When most people think of insulation, they think of the attic. But your home should also have plenty of insulation in the walls–not only in exterior walls, but in internal walls separating rooms. Many homes weren’t constructed with enough insulation, especially those built during or prior to the 1980s, but new green technology makes it possible to add insulation to ...

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Historical Chicago Building Converting to LEED-worthy Green Exchange

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Most people may not realize that the city of Chicago, Illinois is one of the greenest cities in the US, largely due to its green technology commitment for building sustainable architecture that’s LEED certified. “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) is the architectural design industry standard where green energy costs for building supplies as well as building maintenance can ...

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Green Technology Dominated Five Top Stories in 2011

Solar Jobs, Environmental Start-ups

The efforts made in the world of green technology were so big in 2011 that we had to dedicate another article to the other news-making stories of this monumental year. Five words sum up this list: China. Solyndra. Climate. Apparel. Business. Five top stories of 2011 with regard to green technology are as follows: 1) China: This Asian nation ended ...

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Green Technology Council Gets New Leader

A new leader has emerged in Texas to lead the United States Green Building Council – a nonprofit organization that promotes the production of green buildings that save energy across the country. January 2012 marks the beginning of David Ronn’s chairing of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of the council. This council chapter actually is ranked third in the United ...

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New GE Solar Panel Factory in Colorado Planned for 2012

Green Technology News and Jobs | U.S. Green Technology

Aurora, Colorado is proving to be a hotbed for green technology jobs as General Electric is planning to build the largest US Solar Factory in this western city, which will create 355 jobs plus an additional 100 slated for New York over the next few years. Showing its corporate leadership, GE’s manufacturing focus for this plant is based on developing ...

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