Friday, July 30, 2010

Home Improvement at Half the Cost

The Hansens were given recommendations to reduce their high heating bills by improving air sealing, duct repair and insulation, and adding attic insulation. The upgrades totalled to $4,688, but with Community Energy Challenge and Puget Sound Energy incentives combined, the final project cost was only $2,593. Now that the work is complete they will save hundreds of dollars a year on their energy bills and have a healthier, happier, more comfortable home.
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

20 Local Businesses Saving Energy!

A pioneering group of 20 small independent businesses are tackling energy savings opportunities one at a time, saving money and reducing their environmental impacts by making changes based upon Community Energy Challenge recommendations. Businesses of all types are participating including a health clinic, a restaurant and brewery, a credit union, several retailers, a retirement residence, a commercial plant nursery, the list goes on and on! Across all sectors these businesses are saving an average of $1000 each year just by implementing quick fixes and low-cost energy-savings measures.

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