Yearly Archives: 2014

4 Fun Things Energy Nerds Do in Arctic Temps

 Building Science Super Powers Here in Chicago, 2015 is opening much like 2014 – bitterly cold with subzero temperatures. As I write this blog, we have an -8 degree night with wind chills in the -30's. An arctic blast would be sure to freeze your face within 30 seconds of a brisk walk. It’s a…
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Evanston Apartments Use Centralized Geothermal

This LEED Silver project in Evanston was developed as 4-story building with underground parking, with a total of twelve units.  These apartment units are currently rented out and the building has achieved full occupancy, and recently earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. One remarkable aspect of the building was a centralized geothermal systems…
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10 Winter Weatherization Tips

The seasons are changing and as we migrate indoors for the winter, the thermostat temps go up, and therefore, so do our expenses. We know it’s tricky staying comfortable in the winter, so with that in mind, we’ve provided some simple, no-cost and low-cost tips for staying cozy as Jack Frost nips at your nose.…
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Two Eco Achievers Projects Featured on DWELL

In the days leading up to the 2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour, Dwell Magazine heard of this remarkable event and flew a correspondent to Chicago to check out some of the 18 homes featured on the tour. They ended up visiting four homes exemplifying high-performance healthy living in an urban area, and two of the homes were…
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