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.

Clean Energy Workforce Appreciation Event & Legislative Reception

The Building Energy Team will be in attendance.  Come meet one of the most respected Solar and Efficiency Teams in Vermont. Vermont State House, Cedar Creek Room, Montpelier, Vermont Audience: All Trade Allies Cost: Free Efficiency Vermont and Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) will be hosting a Clean Energy Workforce Legislative Reception at the Vermont Statehouse on Tuesday, […]

Demilec Spray Foam Named Year’s Best Green Building Product

Building Energy has been using Demilec Spray Foam in all our customers homes! “Demilec’s closed-cell Heatlok HFO spray foam uses a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) compound as the blowing agent — the part of the mix that produces insulating bubbles in the cured foam. HFOs have a drastically lower global warming potential than the hydrofluorocarbon blowing agents […]

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 […]

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