Archive for September 5, 2011

Energy Efficient Retrofitting for Your Home: Northwest Energy Team

Scott Homes, Inc. has branched out!

Northwest Energy Team is for all of you who want a home that is more energy efficient but cannot afford to build a new house.
Or who like where you live, but just wish your home was more efficient and/or more comfortable.
Or who like where you live, etc., and firmly believe that improving existing homes is a more Green approach.

Northwest Energy Team is focused on three priorities:

  1. Finding the best, most cost-effective ways to improve your home’s performance
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Introducing the Energy Efficient “Less-Than-a-Latte” House

We’re thinking about changing the name of The Far Reach House to Less-Than-a-Latte House.

Why? Becaaaause …

“All totaled [our utility bills] add up to about $2.45 a day. … it is really cool to live in a house where we spend less per day on utilities than an average person spends on a latte.”

The Far Reach House owners moved in April 1st (check out the finished interior!). Since then we’ve been waiting with baited breath to learn what the energy bills are like. Last week the owners dropped off copies of their utility bills along with a note. My favorite part is how they summarize their daily utility costs (electricity, water and propane). Their latte example was a bonus. Read the rest of this entry »

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