Public Underestimates Savings of Energy Efficiency: Scientific American Podcast (Listen Here)

Most of us know we should rein in our energy use. But to be successful, it’d help if we knew the best way to do it. So scientists asked more than 500 people, “What’s the most effective thing you can do to conserve energy?” The results were illuminating.

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Benefits of an Energy Efficient New Home

An energy efficient home allows you to take control of your investment. Today, it is possible and practical to have it all – a more comfortable and durable home while doing your part for national energy independence and environmental protection. It’s a win-win situation for everyone – now and for future generations.

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Poor Workmanship

I’m sorry to say that there are some builders in the market place who attempt to deal with less than acceptable practices. I recently visited a home owner in central MS who has hired one such contractor. See how out of level this one week old room was. She simply let go of the wheel […]

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The Facts About FHA’s Energy Efficient Mortgage

As the single largest housing expense after a mortgage payment, your utility costs can have a direct impact on how large a mortgage you can afford. You can save money on the cost of utilities by purchasing new energy-efficient heating and cooling systems or by making home improvements, such as weatherizing and insulating older homes […]

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Power Use – If you can’t measure it you can’t improve it.

What if you went to the grocery store each day or each week and at the end of the month the store sent you a bill for all the food you’d bought. No specifics details on how many gallons of milk or boxes of cereal, just a big bill and a thank you. Well, that’s […]

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We Want to Sell and Want to Know the Value of a Home Energy Rating

Statistics show that lowering home energy usage directly improves value. This notion is supported by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, ENERGY STAR, FHA and VA financing instruments. When you increase the value through energy savings the increase is recognized in the new loan. A potential buyer will consider cost to operate the home, but only if […]

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22 Homes and Counting

The latest count of homes built to the National Association of Home Builders Green Building Program for Mississippi shows green building is being promoted and supported statewide. All the homes have been tested and certified by the National Association of Home Builders to use less energy, have cleaner air, are more comfortable and are easier […]

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Annual Maintenance Extends the Life of Your Deck

Nothing (we can think of) beats great barbecue sandwiches and outdoor family fun. Sometimes the fun happens on an outdoor deck. Follow our tips and advice to keep you deck safe and maintained throughout the season! To ensure years of carefree, easy living on your deck, take time each year for an inspection and (if […]

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