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2014-02-10 12:26:41

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- M/I Homes of Charlotte is starting 2014 by helping customers save every month through M/I Homes' exclusive Whole Home Building Standards. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140210/CH60489 ) These best practices are part of every M/I home. They go beyond standard code, resulting in a home that is independently tested to determine its Home Energy Rating System Index, or HERS Index. M/I's HERS indices are even better than those...

2013-11-08 23:19:50

Earth Advantage’s premiere software for auditing and energy modeling, and program management, CakeSystems™ demonstrated greater accuracy in a recent Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) field assessment. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 CEE recently completed a project that set out to analyze the use of home energy ratings as a tool to promote energy retrofits in existing homes. Home energy ratings provide a quantitative appraisal of a home’s energy performance. CEE...

2013-08-01 12:33:09

- Environmentally Friendly "Zero Home" Virtually Eliminates Homeowners Energy Bills SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint and Garbett Homes today announce the first affordable, climate 5 net-zero "smart home" to achieve a HERS 0 rating. Located in Herriman, Utah, this non-custom, self-sufficient, solar-powered home, called The Zero Home, is one of the first production homes in the United State that can generate as much energy as it consumes. (Logo:...

2013-06-05 08:23:52

HOUZE to Train Builders on Zero Net-Energy Ready Construction Practices HOUSTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected HOUZE® Advanced Building Science Inc., a technology commercialization company integrating disruptive technologies into real estate developments and buildings, as a training partner for the prestigious Challenge Home: Zero Net-Energy Ready program. As a select DOE CHALLENGE HOME(TM) partner, HOUZE will provide program...

2013-03-31 23:02:14

Airing throughout the month of April, U.S. Sunlight´s President, Robert Buckley, is interviewed by the Cajun Contractor and discussing cost-effective, energy efficient home improvement projects. Incline Village, NV (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 U.S. Sunlight manufactures products that are “alternative energy for everyday life.” Providing numerous award winning products for sustainable home improvements, Robert Buckley and Michael King, host of radio's #1 Home Improvement radio...

2013-03-01 16:23:13

Backed by the nation's leading new home warranty provider, Bonded Builders Warranty Group HOUSTON, Texas, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As a technology commercialization company integrating disruptive technologies into real estate developments and buildings, HOUZE® Advanced Building Science Inc. is revolutionizing the way homes are built through its standard-setting zero-energy building systems and innovative energy solutions. Now, HOUZE is poised to take their zero-energy homes...

2013-02-28 16:21:41

Guarantee will support builders who construct HERS-rated new homes ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Bonded Builders Warranty Group (BBWG), a subsidiary of Bankers Financial Corporation, today announced the launch of its new Residential Energy Guarantee at the Residential Energy Service Network (RESNET) conference in Orlando, FL. BBWG's new guarantee is based on the RESNET Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index, a leading building industry standard...

2012-10-16 07:21:47

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- By the end of 2012, homeowners across the country will have spent over $400 billion on home improvement projects, according to Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Since 49% of homeowners are planning to stay put in their homes for at least the next six years, according to a poll by National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the home improvement market has become much busier than in the housing rush of the mid-2000's. (Photo:...

2012-06-12 06:21:35

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has increased its incentives for customers served by municipal utilities in the Los Angeles County area who participate in the Energy Upgrade California program. These municipalities include the cities of Azusa, Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles, and Pasadena. The incentives being offered by SoCalGas are in addition to the rebates LA County currently offers. When combined with SoCalGas' incentives, customers...

2012-05-17 06:21:40

GREENSBURG, Pa., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Residential customers of West Penn Power can earn up to $1,200 in rebates through a new home energy audit program. The Whole House Program also can help customers increase the comfort of their home while saving on their monthly energy bills. Contractors in the Whole House Program will visit participating customers' homes to identify potential energy efficiency improvements through a two-part, comprehensive home energy audit. Using diagnostic...