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  1. Replacement Windows: Best Choice for Historic Homes?

    February 26, 2013 | 7 comments

    Historic homes were often constructed with energy savings and sustainability in mind, using thick walls, light-reflecting finishes, operable shutters, and awnings/porches that provide shade.

    As they age, older homes can be made more energy efficient – and replacing outdated components isn’t always (more…)

  2. Green Investments with Fast ROI

    February 19, 2013 | 1 comment

    Making the case for a green investment is easier if you know money will come back to your building in terms of energy or water savings. Green upgrades offering a quick return on investment can be a better sell to management, too.

    Here are four green investments that have the potential to offer a full ROI in three years or less (more…)

  3. Top 5 Studies Linking Green Building to Productivity

    February 13, 2013 | 0 comments

    It’s hard to ignore study results demonstrating that green facilities improve employee productivity. Changes that come along with sustainable, green building improvements often include things like low-VOC finishes, temperature control, improvements to indoor air quality, and access to daylight. And all of these factors can positively affect the work environment, where employees spend 40 hours or longer each week.

    We’ve compiled a list of five studies (starting with the most recent) that support and link green buildings to some level of improved productivity. (more…)

  4. Window Film Tax Credit Extended through 2013

    February 5, 2013 | 1 comment

    Saving money and energy just got a little easier for homeowners. As part of the Fiscal Cliff Legislation, a window film tax credit is being offered for residential structures. The tax credit is a credit for 10 percent of total window film materials cost, with a maximum total credit of $500. The window film tax credit is (more…)