It was a remarkable affair at the inaugural LOCAL ACTION/GLOBAL IMPACT event. Panelists gathered under the shade provided by a full canopy of trees above, a striking display of early spring flowers in full bloom.
We're spending more time at home; a lot more. Virtual corporate networks, video streaming services, social media, and online shopping are steadily increasing the amount of time we're spending in our living rooms and home offices.
This nesting is yielding an unexpected benefit; Americans are saving energy. A recent study published in Joule estimates that between 2003 and 2012, our time at home has increased by more than eight days per year, and the associated reduction in travel (one minute of car travel is 20 times more energy intensive than time at home) and other activities is saving an estimated 1.7 trillion BTU's of energy each year.
Older homes have a few requisite mainstays: Uneven temperatures, higher energy bills, and of course, drafty rooms. But in Summit, New Jersey, this is beginning to change.
Gardening isn't just about planting flowers anymore.
In fact, your garden has taken on an enormous amount of responsibility over the past decade.
We know that fresh organic produce grown in your garden can lower your exposure to chemicals and save you money at the grocery store.
We've also recently learned that incorporating the the right mix of flowers can help prevent the extinction of pollenators.
Now, your garden can also help you lower the likelihood of a flooded basement, fight pollution, and replenish groundwater supplies.
Before selling a home, owners usually want to create a comfortable atmosphere in the house that exudes happiness and efficiency. This may require a few home improvements to confirm that the home meets buyer expectations. The good news is that adding insulation in the attic and home exterior is often an excellent choice with a good return on investment.
How unsold copies of the New York Times and other newspapers are transformed into the solution to a more comfortable and energy efficient home.
More than 150 homeowners participated in Glen Rock's Energy Smart Rock Homes program, which has helped Glen Rock residents uncover more than $1.9 million dollars worth of combined financial incentives available through the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star program for home improvement upgrades.
The Episcopal Church at Princeton University's Procter House has been the home of both the Chaplain and the Chaplaincy since its purchase in 1928. Located on the corner of Dickinson Street and University Place in Princeton, the Procter House is directly across from Princeton University's Foulke Hall.
In addition to its private residences, Procter House serves students from Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Westminster Choir College at a variety of services and events.
A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, assesses how your home loses or wastes energy and what measures you can take to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. An assessment will show you problems that may, when corrected, will have a dramatic effect on your home’s overall comfort and will save you significant amounts of money over time.
It's getting cooler outside and Rodale's Organic Life magazine is helping readers avoid common winter weatherization mistakes. They reached out to our own Scott Fischer, Co-Founder and Managing Member of Ciel Power LLC for some insight.
Get up To $4,000 in cash-back rebates and up to $15,000 in incentive financing to install today's energy-efficient products in your home.
Apply up to $19,000 worth of financial incentives towards improving the comfort of your home while lowering seasonal heating and cooling costs. Cash-back incentives in the amount of $2,000, $3,000, or $4,000 help you save money and extend your home improvement dollars. Incentive financing totaling $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000 give you comfortable payment options to meet your needs and your budget.
The program, dubbed the Summit Home Energy Insight program, easily accomplishing its goal of performing one hundred home energy audits, delighted its 100th participant with a gift basked comprised of energy efficient products.
To date, the program has helped residents of Summit uncover more than $1.3 million dollars worth of incentives available through the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star program for home improvement upgrades.
If you have seasonal comfort issues in your home, now is the time to prepare. It may be too late to save all the money you might have saved on summer air conditioning bills, but you still have time to strategize ahead of winter's frigid temperatures.
It's the middle of summer and Country Living magazine just posted their “Ten Small Fixes That Could Save You Big Money In Your Home.” They included several tips from the just released #HOME Summer Edition written by Scott Fischer, Co-Founder and Managing Member of Ciel Power LLC.
In time for summer's heatwave, Ciel Power LLC Co-Founder and Managing Member, Scott Fischer, announced the release of his first book entitled; #HOME (Summer Edition) 101 Ways To Improve Your Home's Comfort and Energy Efficiency.
Recently Beth Lovejoy, Chair of Summit, New Jersey's Environmental Commission, had a home energy audit performed on her home as part of The City of Summit Home Energy Insight Program.
Beth was kind enough to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and share her experience with us;
Mayor Nora Radest of the City of Summit opens her home to the Ciel team, members of the media, and a film crew from Summit's local television station to launch Summit's Home Energy Insight campaign.
We're proud to pass along today's Glen Rock Gazette announcement that the Energy Smart Rock Homes program was extended by the Glen Rock Borough Council through 2016!
Ciel's Home Performance Consultants offer an insider's look on why Ciel's customers are upgrading their home's insulation.
While most architects are incorporating energy-efficiency into their designs as an afterthought, there is an increasing number of architects who are incorporating green design techniques utilizing a “whole house approach” to energy-efficiency in the developments, additions, and renovations they design. Known for comfortable modern homes and stunning interior design, Gary Rosard designs projects from his office on Millburn Avenue in Millburn, New Jersey.