Tag: energy conservation

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Green Home

Shades of Green you Might Not See

When remodeling or building, we often hear how prospective clients might want to incorporate “green” methods into their projects. They typically cite items like solar panels, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials, ground-source heat, ICF foundations, on-demand water heaters and more. Many of these … read more

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Solar Energy

Five Myths about Solar Panels, Debunked

Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster. The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years, and most homeowners have … read more

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Programmable Thermostats

One Thing You May Forget to Do with Your Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are designed to help manage energy use, but most of the U.S. households with these controls do not choose to program their thermostats, according to a bulletin by the Information courtesy Energy Information Administration. Based on information collected through EIA’s Residential Energy … read more

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Rice Fergus Miller Architecture

Power Trip Energy and Rice Fergus Miller Architecture Host Power Lunch Kitsap! Series

Rice Fergus Miller Architecture, based in Bremerton, has teamed up with Power Trip Energy of Port Townsend for a free, monthly “brown-bag lunch” lecture series starting this month. The discussions, hosted at the Rice Fergus Miller office in downtown Bremerton, will feature various … read more

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Condominium bedroom design by Stephanie Lee Harris

How to Insulate with Shades

Some years ago, representatives of an engineering firm in Winslow came to our studio on Madrone Lane and argued that a window shade could not insulate well because the cold has already passed through the glass and is inside the house. To test … read more

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