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Reduce first!

October 30, 2013

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, the call for environmental responsibility, is well known.


The demonstration home in San Diego, I’ve been discussing over in the last few months, has been a great success allowing GreenHomes America partner ASI Hastings to show, as well as tell, their community of the great work that can be done in their homes tackling these R’s in particular the first one Reduce.


We’ve talked about some of the high efficiency equipment they installed, some of the exterior improvements which helped to reduce water usage, but a homeowner can reduce their usage simply by improving the building itself.  GreenHomes America locations combine building improvements with equipment improvements for a win-win situation.


This is exactly what ASI Hastings did, they insulated the walls, attic and air sealed the home. By insulating and reducing the amount of uncontrolled airflow in the home they reduced what the home’s systems needed to produce for comfort.



Home Star Act Passes the U.S. House

May 6, 2010

By a vote of 246 to 161 the House of Representatives today voted to approve the HOME STAR Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 (H.R. 5019), which authorizes creation of a national energy retrofit program for American homeowners.

The program is designed to spur home energy retrofits by providing direct incentives to install American-made, energy-saving products and conduct whole-home retrofits. The legislation would help three million families save an estimated $200-$500 a year on their utility bills, saving homeowners close to ten billion dollars in the next decade.

GreenHomes America applauds the U.S. House on the bipartisan passage of the HOME STAR legislation.  HOME STAR would create good American jobs in construction, manufacturing and related industries. It would help American homeowners improve the efficiency of their homes and save money. And it would provide a solid foundation for our country’s energy policy and energy security. We encourage the Senate to act quickly to get the HOME STAR bill to the President’s desk and get our workers back on the job.  Until the Senate takes action, though, this is still just a good idea, not reality.

Congratulations to House Republicans and Democrats alike who showed that they can come together for the good of the country–something that hasn’t been easy of late.


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