Posts Tagged ‘energy efficient’

How To: Save Energy This Winter

December 13, 2013 | No Comments »

We all want to make sure we’re making the most of our heating systems in the winter, but there are things that can interfere with keeping our homes comfortable. This guide will ensure that your home warm and energy efficient during the winter months. 1. Adjust the temperature When you’re at home, set the thermostat Keep Reading…

Your House As A System: The Whole House Approach

July 17, 2013 | No Comments »

When you build a new home or remodel your existing one, there are several ways to optimize energy efficiency. A holistic approach considers the house as an energy system with independent parts, each affecting the performance of the entire home. When you alter one of these parts, or add a new one, it is important Keep Reading…

Falls Church has the first ‘passive house’ in Fairfax County

December 11, 2012 | No Comments »

A Passive House minimizes energy loss and can reduce the energy consumption of buildings by 90%. Now, the first Passive House in Fairfax County is being constructed in Falls Church, VA. Energy Masters of Virginia is involved with testing the house for energy loss and air flow. Currently, the house has passed all tests and Keep Reading…

Local woman wins $3K for energy efficient improvements

December 11, 2012 | No Comments »

A local woman recently won $3K for energy efficient improvements. Ann Dorman and her husband, Rich, won a Home Energy Makeover contest sponsored by the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP). Partnering with Dominion Resources, Alexandria City Hall and Commonwealth One, LEAP also awarded $10,000 and $5,000 to the first and second place winners. The winnings Keep Reading…

VA Home Efficiency Rebate Program

August 30, 2011 | No Comments »

VA Incentives NEW: Home Efficiency Rebate Program To Open on June 20, 2011 Summary: Because of unclaimed and unreserved funds remaining from the first two rounds of the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, approximately $5 million will be available for a new Virginia Home Efficiency Rebate Program to make existing homes more energy efficient. Energy efficiency Keep Reading…