March, 2015

Setting Your Own Standards For Living In A Comfortable Home

Setting Your Own Standards For Living In A Comfortable Home

A house must be built to code by law. Code is a minimum set of requirements we must follow. It is a standard developed by others. We have to live by that standard. After all, we don’t live alone. We live in communities and cities. Code follows the local and national building code councils. Complying […]

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The Deep Energy Retrofit – How To Add Value So You Can Live Comfortably At Home

The Deep Energy Retrofit – How To Add Value So You Can Live Comfortably At Home

Making the value proposition is difficult when planning for home improvements – especially when it comes to energy savings. Decisions have to be made based on value. Value is typically based on Return On Investment (ROI). And the only improvement you can make in your home that really has an ROI is your energy use. […]

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Are you neglecting your home?  How to think optimally to correct the neglect

Are you neglecting your home? How to think optimally to correct the neglect

If you’re trying to get your place looking and smelling like new, then I’ll leave that to you. I respect that you have your own schedule for wiping the windows clean. And you certainly know when you can do a better job with the vacuum to get those extra dust bunnies out. Believe me – […]

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6 Excuses Homeowners Use To Avoid Dealing With Sustainable Living,  And 6 Steps To Stop Making Them

6 Excuses Homeowners Use To Avoid Dealing With Sustainable Living, And 6 Steps To Stop Making Them

The way we finance, build, maintain and operate our homes is seriously outdated. Home financing requires careful budgeting and preparation. There’s more to that when trying to get a loan for an alternative or sustainable house. If you’re building a straw-bale passive solar house or you plan to buy one built under the earth, lenders […]

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