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Go GREEN on Valentine's Day

With Valentine’s day around the corner, we have come up with different ways you can live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Here are our favorite 5 ways!

Solar Decathlon Projects: The Definitive Map

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The Solar Decathlon is a Department of Energy iniative that pits college teams against each other to design cost effective, efficient solar powered homes.

Here's the map of the 2013 projects. 

Are Ceiling Fans a Good for Energy Efficiency?

Ceiling fans would seem, at first glance, to be a smart tool in the overall mix of your home's energy efficency equipment. But too few know that their real value is when they're blowing on people--and many experts say they're essentially worthless and counterproductive if people aren't present in the home. 

Carl Seville, a Green Building Consultant and expert from Atlanta, wrote a provocatively named post recently: Ceiling Fans are Evil on the Green Building Advisor blog.

Here's a direct quote: "I am not suggesting that we should not use ceiling fans — just that they shouldn’t be on if no one is in the room. If people only use them when necessary and set their thermostat a bit higher, then the extra heat is a small price to pay for the comfort and energy savings."

Come Visit Us This Week

Here is a quick update on this week events!

Tomorrow we will be giving a presentation in San Jose called “Free Workshop on Energy Efficiency”. We will be providing a lot of good information about energy efficiency. 

Register with the link below:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-homeowner-workshop-on-energy-efficiency-rebates-tickets-24631727159?aff=ebrowse

Saturday we will be tabling for Cupertino’s Annual Earth Day & Arbor Celebration for the third year in a row. Come by and ask us any questions you have regarding ecoProach, home energy audits, or how to cut energy costs.

GREEN Goal

Going GREEN may sound like a hard goal to achieve, but we are here to tell you it’s not. We have dedicated the month of April to help you go GREEN in honor of Earth Day later this month.

First thing to think about is what your current impact is?

We have done a little research and found some online calculators that can determine them. Find out your impacts here:

2016 PG&E Contractor Exchange

Check us out last week at the 2016 PG&E Contractors Exchange with the famous Donica Wilson!

On March 8th, we had the wonderful opportunity to attend 2016 PG&E Contractors Exchange in San Ramon. 

The first breakout session they attended was “Pathway to High Performance Results: Understanding the New California Metrics and how to Apply Them for Success,” with guest speaker Mike MacFarland from Energy Docs. Will and Cal were able to learn more about properly understanding the metric and how to apply them in their work place.

GREEN is the New Red

GREEN is the New Red

Valentines Day is right around the corner! As the romantic holiday approaches, couples find ways to show their significant other how much they mean to them. ecoProach encourages you to find eco-friendly alternatives on February 14th!

Flowers

Find eco-friendly flowers at your local organic farm. A lot of the flowers you find that are not organic certified are sprayed with endless amount of chemicals. They are also shipped from different states and countries. Try finding already potted flowers or from your local farms. Let’s cut down our carbon footprint by buying locally this Valentines Day!

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Infographic: Cost-Effective Home Energy Upgrades.

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Would you like to make your home more energy efficient, but aren't sure what the most effective upgrades are? This great infographic from ACE Air provides an overview of some of the most high-payback improvements that you can make.

Originally seen at Loveinfographics.com.