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How To Take Control Of Your Energy Future At Home

How To Take Control Of Your Energy Future At Home

I first started Energetic Building based on hope. I hoped that homeowners can educate themselves on all the benefits of having an energy efficient home. My blogs can inspire them to start working on their deep energy retrofit projects. Homeowners can be so inspired as to get their homes net zero energy ready. Or be […]

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What if we could modify the weather with energy efficient homes?

What if we could modify the weather with energy efficient homes?

Our country is divided in many ways. The divide that has piqued my attention today and for quite some time is the East and West one in the country. I’m sure you already know about the geographical and cultural divide that defines the East Coast and West Coast. Differences have been noted in the music […]

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Quick And Easy Method To Stop Wasting Energy At Home

Quick And Easy Method To Stop Wasting Energy At Home

Going through a deep energy retrofit is a challenge by itself. It takes time. It takes money. It certainly takes great effort and extensive planning to pick strategies from a checklist. The chosen strategies are then implemented for total energy reduction. The ideal goal of your energy retrofitting strategy is to reduce your heating use […]

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How to Insulate Your Home For Comfort

How to Insulate Your Home For Comfort

If you really want to stop wasting energy at home, start with the deep energy retrofit. But it doesn’t come easy… It’s not quick and it’s not cheap. It’s hard to do when it comes to your home renovation or remodeling. It requires some real thought and an awakening from the regularly scheduled program of […]

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Finding Energy Leaks While Remodeling Your Home

Finding Energy Leaks While Remodeling Your Home

We started it in 1976. That was after the first energy crisis hit in 1973. It grew by 1979 when the second energy crisis happened. Since then, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Program has weatherized over 7 million dwellings, and reduced energy consumption by an average of 32%. This influenced more homes to be […]

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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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Will building new homes save us?

Will building new homes save us?

In 2013, about 33% of the petroleum consumed by the United States was imported from foreign countries. While this was the lowest level since 1985, the U.S. still imported 9.9 million barrels per day of energy-related petroleum. This was done from nations universally recognized as unfriendly to the U.S. We import oil from Venezuela and […]

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