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Energy Conservation for Buildings: Our Best Investment

Approximately half of all energy used in the U.S. is consumed within buildings. Half of that energy is wasted because of shortsighted design, sloppy construction practices, and careless building operation. Energy conservation in buildings is the easiest and best solution to our energy crisis. It could dramatically reduce our current energy and carbon excesses with[…]Read more

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A Cool Roof Improves Your Home’s Comfort and Reduces AC Costs

Reflective roofs are terrific at repelling solar heat during hot weather. I have coated a couple of roofs during hot weather and you can notice an immediate difference in comfort. Cover up or wear sunscreen when you apply it because the reflected heat gets intense. If we want to stay cool while avoiding high electricity costs, a cool roof is necessary to[…]Read more

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Cooling Your Home with Night Air

Tired of your house always being hot? Nighttime ventilation works well for cooling buildings in many climates, especially in milder summer weather. Nighttime temperature and relative humidity are big factors for determining whether you can use nighttime ventilation. The nighttime temperatures should ideally be less than 68F or 20C, but it all depends on how acclimatized the occupants are to[…]Read more

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Saving Electricity and Improving Comfort in Hot Weather

 Saving Electricity and Staying Cool in Hot Weather Summer is just around the corner and for many that means air conditioning. Unfortunately it can also mean higher electric bills. But you can do something about it. Saving electricity for air conditioning is easy if you know how. Try these low-cost or no-cost solutions for high[…]Read more