A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician - often called an energy auditor - can give your home a checkup. You can also do some of the steps yourself. Items shown here include checking for leaks, examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera.
A video highlighting the major benefits insulating your home with an external wall insulation system can bring. Energy bills can be significantly reduced, and the building fabric is protected from the elements.
Learn how commercial buildings can incorporate whole-building design to save energy and money while enhancing performance and comfort. This video highlights several energy-saving features of the Research Support Facility at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory—a model for high-performance office building design.
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J.Crew brands has announced their continued participation in a fall denim drive in partnership with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program in J.Crew and Madewell retail stores. The drive first kicked off in 74 Madewell stores on August 12, while J.Crew's 269 participating stores started the program on August 21. Both brands have decided to extend their participation in the denim drive - J.Crew will host until December 31, 2014 and Madewell will host until January 31, 2015.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7209531-cotton-incorporated-blue-jeans-go-green-denim-recycling-program/
Blu® Homes, Inc. (“Blu”), the leading builder of premium prefab homes, today announced its Blu in Review Top 10 of 2013 roundup. Highlighting some of the company’s most fun and memorable experiences from the 2013 calendar year, it includes everything from inspired customer requests to its greenest homes, and most award-winning project designs.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53073-blu-homes-reveals-its-top-10-of-2013
At Knauf Insulation we have a track record
of rolling up our sleeves and helping local communities realise the
benefits of insulation. The Birdsville project below is one of our
proudest moments. In January this year, temperatures in
Birdsville, one of Australia's hottest and most isolated towns, reached
over 49 degrees. During winter however, the town can reach below 0
degrees at night. What better place to show Australia just how safe,
easy and effective using the right kind of insulation can be? To follow are a couple of videos about the people, the place and the journey we went through to insulate the town.
Wayne Dalton, a leading manufacturer of residential garage doors, recently introduced a new series of web videos featuring garage door selection tips to help consumers make the right choice to improve the look and value of their home.
The six videos, now available on Wayne Dalton’s website, assist homeowners with the process of choosing the right brand and garage door by highlighting topics including curb appeal, materials, insulation, style and design.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60075-wayne-dalton-web-video-series-tips-on-garage-door-materials-styles-prices
Overhead Door Corporation, the company that invented the upward-lifting garage door, introduces Garage Door Selection 101, a web-based video series that helps consumers make the best garage door choice for their home based on style, pricing and materials.
Available at OverheadDoor.com, the Garage Door Selection 101 series is the industry’s most comprehensive garage door selection and informational video series. The six videos walk homeowners through garage door choices, as well as other important aspects, like insulation benefits, how a garage door can enhance curb appeal and choosing a garage door brand.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60073-overhead-door-garage-door-selection-101-new-web-video-series
Maersk Container Industry calls for tougher enforcement of European environmental legislation designed to protect the Earth’s ozone layer and help prevent climate change.
Current EU legislation bans the “import” or “placing on the market” of reefer containers with significant potential to damage the climate and ozone layer. But thousands of such containers nevertheless circulate in Europe’s internal market on virtually the same market conditions as more environmentally friendly reefers.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58684-Maersk-urges-EU-climate-ozone-action
Homeowners in Santa Clara County still can take advantage of a county rebate program that covers 80 percent of the cost of a home energy assessment, up to $800. However, because the program is for a limited time only while funds last, homeowners are urged to contact a participating contractor as soon as possible to schedule a home energy assessment and also qualify for additional incentives up to $6,000 through Energy Upgrade California.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53504-energy-rebates-air-conditioning-repair-hvac-insulation-home-value