Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency News, Facts & Information

The Building Energy energy efficiency blog is your source for energy efficiency news in Vermont. Read through a collection of energy efficiency articles on a variety of topics such as solar power, weatherization, insulation, heat pumps and more. With over thirty-five years of experience in the energy industry, Building Energy is your source for energy efficiency information.

7 Main Benefits of Closed Cell Spray Foam

The cost of spray foam insulation can sound daunting to many homeowners especially when compared to cheaper alternatives like Fiberglass Insulation. While fiberglass can be significantly cheaper is also way less effective and not as energy efficient especially in the extremely cold conditions that are common to Vermont winters. Here is our list of the […]

10 Compelling Reasons You Should Go Solar

Deciding whether or not to go solar is a major life decision with significant upfront cost that requires careful consideration. Energy from the sun can power your home while reducing or eliminating your electric bill, fuel your electric car and even help to create a cleaner, healthier environment for everyone. But wait… there’s more… lots […]

Energy & Heating Tips for the Fall

Fall Has Arrived!  The arrival of Fall means cooler weather is just around the corner and it’s time to switch gears from cooling to heating. To maintain optimal comfort, drive energy efficiency through the heating months, and protect your HVAC investment, Mitsubishi recommends you clean your filters regularly.         Fall Maintenance for your Mitsubishi […]

The Simple Science Behind Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is developed from 2 types of composite material, polyurethane and isocyanate. When combined, the 2 materials chemically react to expand and harden. During the insulation process, the 2 materials are sprayed at the same time from the tip of a spray foam gun allowing them to expand and form a protective layer […]

Efficiency Electric Heating with Air Source Heat Pumps Case Study

Heat Pump Installation Saves $1,200 Annually in Waltham Watch the video below to learn how Building Energy helped the Melnick’s in Waltham, Vermont save BIG ($1,200 annually to be exact). The Melnick’s realized that a heat pump was a good option for them after they had and energy audit done by one of Building Energy’s BPI […]

Bill Moller – Residential Solar PV Case Study

Residential Client Bill Moller Location Hinesburg, VT Structure A two-story house Installation Date July 2011 System Details System Type: Utility Interactive Photovoltaic System without Batteries Rated Capacity: 8.64 kilowatts Modules: (36) SolarWorld SW240, 25-year power warranty Inverter: SMA SB8000US, 8000-Watt Grid-tie inverter, 96% efficient Racking: Unirac SolarMount with Ecofasten Flashing Plates Predicted Savings Expect to […]

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