All-Electric Home in Connecticut Shows Resiliency During Tropical Storm

In August 2020, Hurricane Isaias caused severe damage across the East Coast of the U.S. In Norwalk, CT, communities experienced vast electricity outages caused by collapsed trees and damaged power lines. With their all-electric energy system and backup batteries, Maureen and Steve were unaffected by the tropical storm. 

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“Walk the Wok” in the Year of the Ox: An "Electric" Chinese New Year Cooking and Ventilation Celebration

This Chinese New Year, Chef Rachelle Boucher of Kitchens to Life shared her tips and tricks for using induction cooking to make traditional Chinese holiday dishes. Boucher has worked with So Fun, a chef who specializes in various Chinese cuisines, to adapt these authentic recipes for induction cooking and ventilation.

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The Connected Home by Square D Provides “Future-Ready” Energy Management Solutions

In this webinar, Gerard Font presents the Connected Home from Square D, an all-in-one solution for energy management. The Connected Home is designed to reduce carbon emissions and provide consumers with energy efficient options in their homes. The Home uses an innovative “grid-to-plug" solution by connecting wiring devices, the “Wiser” energy monitor, and the house’s energy center to create an integrated energy management system.  

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New $2,000 ComEd® Electric Homes New Construction Incentive & Free Training

Advances in air-source heat pumps, tight wall assemblies, solar panels, electric vehicles, and smart home technologies present new possibilities for residential construction. Builders of high-performance, all-electric homes can receive $2,000 per home from ComEd Energy Efficiency while selling customers on superior comfort and quality and bundling with rooftop solar to offset the home’s energy use.

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Two Zero Energy Ready Home Builders Hit 1,000 Certified Homes Milestone

For the past seven years, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) Program has played a lead role in pushing the US new home construction market towards more efficient, more comfortable, and more durable homes. In 2020, the program achieved another significant milestone as both Thrive Home Builders (Denver, Colorado) and Mandalay Homes (Prescott Valley, AZ) have each surpassed the 1,000 certified homes mark.

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Top Residential Construction Careers You Can Quickly Pivot to in 2021

For many years, residential construction careers have been attractive to those who seek job stability. Nowadays, getting a job in the construction industry will provide you with more than job security. In fact, the shortage of talent has increased job opportunities in the sector. Salaries are growing and if you’re looking to improve your wellbeing, you should consider making a career change.

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SDiPro and EEBA Partner to Launch Exciting Competition for Green Builders

Huge boost for residential sales of healthy, high-performance homes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., January 5, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Smart Decathlon for innovative Professionals (SDiPro) launched a partnership with the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) to jumpstart consumer demand and ramp up sales of high-performance homes through a compelling competition.

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Wellborn Cabinet’s Environmental Stewardship Continues

Wellborn Cabinet has been an industry leader in taking care of the environment for nearly 60 years. Wellborn Cabinet, as a part of the Green Choice program, guarantees a product that is made with both the American worker in mind by manufacturing cabinets made in the USA as well as preserving the country where they are produced. It is and has been Wellborn Cabinet’s corporate-wide goal to fully incorporate leading environmental practices, policies, and standards throughout our process — from our suppliers through final delivery to our customers.

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Why Electricity In Your Home Is Better Than Using Natural Gas

Are you using natural gas in your home? Have you thought about the health impacts in doing so? Thinking about switching your appliances to electric or doing a home electrification project? Bruce Nilles--a senior fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute--realized that his biggest carbon footprint was his own home, and that burning natural gas inside his home was unhealthy for his family. So, 9 months ago they made the decision to electrify their home.

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Causes for Optimism

As a deeply challenging 2020 comes to a close, we are feeling hopeful for the immediate future. We see positive signs of building momentum around important solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis. We’ll soon have a new administration in Washington — one, that has appointed the nation’s first cabinet level climate envoy, who will also sit on the National Security Council. This is a welcome sign of commitment to tackling the problem of climate change.

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