More than 3,000 buildings across the country competed to see who could save the most energy through a variety of conservation methods. The winner—an elementary school in Demarest, NJ, cut its energy use by an amazing 52% in a single year! The complete results are fascinating to review and resort. There is probably a building […]
Here is a terrific write-up from the good people at GOOD on how to save energy with weatherization. As the headline says, not sexy, just practical as all get out. Harvest the latent “oil fields in your attic” with the help of your trusty caulk gun. Save big bucks on heating and reduce rampant CO2 […]
WaterFurnace, the manufacturer we prefer for all our geo equipment, just released a nice compact, explanatory article on how geothermal works.
Predictions of heating prices rising as much as 20% this winter are scary, indeed. Oil prices will lead the pack, but natural gas and propane will hit double digit increases, too, according to this article in the New Jersey press. How much better would it be to have no reliance on fossil fuels in your […]
The US Air Force Base in New Boston, NH just dug up and threw away their heating oil tanks and installed a geothermal system. They anticipate saving $21,000 a year with this change. Not only that, the civil engineer at the base said it’s a boon in other ways, “from decreasing maintenance costs to creating […]
is a nice, succinct summary in the Wall Street Journal of the status of alternative energy subsidies that exist at both the state and federal levels, with direction on where to find out more information for your particular passion—like geothermal!
“We found that not only is geothermal a very efficient system to run in terms of cost, but it is a very effective system in terms of ongoing maintenance, utilization, and comfort,” said Leo Bernabei who oversaw the installation of a geothermal system at the Wayne (PA) Elementary School. The school district already has three […]
We routinely recommend Compact Florescent Lightbulbs (CFLs) when electricity savings are important and light quality is not. They are improving the color of the light emitted, however, and with the demise of the incandescent bulb, we expect there will be many more CFLs use in the coming years. However it is no small matter when […]
Northern Vermont will be home to a new geothermally heated and cooled complex at St Michael’s College in Colchester. It gets cold in Colchester (average January low temp is 10° with dips to -20°) but there is no concern about staying warm in the new Quad Commons student center and residence hall. Dramatic architectural design […]