Savor the Profits!

Savor the Profits!

Skip the bouquet and go straight to the bottom line. Energy efficiency just got sweeter for wineries and other agricultural producers. With the passage of the Farm Bill, agricultural producers and other small, rural businesses, may be eligible for grants and...
God Save the Queen!

God Save the Queen!

Just heard on NPR that with all this cold weather, Buckingham Palace is looking to energy efficiency to help reduce costs. At 77,000 square feet, an energy upgrade that saved just 20% of their energy, the Queen could save this much: $160,000 per year! This big number...
Cold Snap Top Ten

Cold Snap Top Ten

1. Hats aren’t just for people. If your house has a good ‘hat’ (air and thermal barrier) on the top, it will be a LOT warmer. 2. Step away from the thermostat! Heat pumps go into emergency heat (or worse, freeze up) if you move the temperature more...
Victory: EPS Scorecard

Victory: EPS Scorecard

Are you a past Better Building Works client? Was an energy efficiency retrofit completed? Are you trying to sell your home? If you asked yes to these questions, listen up! Disclosure of Green Certifications is now a standard item on the Roanoke Valley Association of...
Dirty Air, Cancer and Energy Efficiency

Dirty Air, Cancer and Energy Efficiency

“It’s official. Breathing dirty air causes cancer.” This is the first line of a recent email from Diana Christopulos.* The source of her information is a breaking report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, in conjunction with the...