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.
For those who have a great room, kitchen addition, or bathroom addition, fall is often the beginning of a long stretch of comfort issues – no amount of space heating, blankets, or extra sweaters seem to provide the comfort necessary to truly enjoy these newer spaces. That's why we dove deep into our bench of experts to find the top five causes of comfort issues in new additions; and what can be done to improve comfort in your home's addition. We've prioritized the recommendations from least invasive/difficult to most invasive/difficult, but one thing's for sure – these improvements, when installed, will have a dramatic impact on the overall comfort of these spaces.
Chances are, if you live in a home with an outdated heating system, the idea of colder winter months approaching is actually scarier than October's spookiest night. Leaks and clanking aplenty, keeping comfortable is a nightmare, and the constant maintenance required to keep the unit running is downright horrifying. In New Jersey, and other states throughout the country, however, there's really nothing to fear. Both in New Jersey and other states, there are programs that have truly taken the fear out of October by offering amazing incentives that are well worth the trip outside your comfort zone and into the realm of energy-efficiency.
A Ciel Home Energy Audit may only take a few hours, but this first step towards additional comfort, energy-efficiency, and lower operating costs make it rival those of almost any other home improvement pursuit. From Martha Stewart, to Consumer Reports magazine and the US Department of Energy, a home energy audit is on the short list of every industry professional.
It's hard to put a finger on any one thing that will make your home “energy-efficient”. Instead, we'll be bringing you must-try upgrade tips all month to celebrate October's National Energy Awareness Month.
October 2015, through presidential proclamation, marks Energy Action Month, an occasion celebrated with more resources than ever being made available to homeowners all month. Energy efficiency is the sort of thing you can do slowly, in small steps, but this month we'll attempt to bring you enough information to do justice on melting away this winter's home heating bill.
The impetus for efficiency improvements often comes from a central starting theme: to be more comfortable in your home. A lack of energy-efficiency often correlates with discomfort, but the transformation from cold and inefficient to comfortable and efficient will surely become one of the most poignant home improvements a home may undergo. It's also one that will yield multiple immediate benefits including; environmental, acoustical, fiscal, comfort, and noticeably fewer critters and insects.
An older home is often assumed to be leaky and inefficient. However, retrofitting the home with energy-efficiency improvements can add comfort, value, and added enjoyment by bringing today's efficiency standards to yesterday's homes. In many cases, energy efficiency retrofits reduce annual heating and cooling consumption by over thirty percent. Stay tuned as we feature our best home upgrades throughout the month of October.
In perhaps sustainability's biggest week ever, the wind is at the back of the world's most important global initiative leading into December's COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, France. Over 145 countries will attend this event and, according to the We Mean Business Coalition, the efforts of these global leaders is backed by over six million businesses who have indicated support for a strong climate deal.
From committed world leaders to multi-national corporate executives pledging to introduce sustainability at every level of their supply chain, last week's historic @ClimateWeekNYC conference was a flood of commitment towards the revitalization of our planet.
@voguemagazine brought us a glimpse of @TeslaMotors and @SpaceX's founder Elon Musk in this insightful article comparing the car-of-the-future creator and space ship manufacturer to the fictional characters Christian Grey and Tony Stark.
@VP, inspired by @Pontifex, shared thoughts of hope, optimism, and of the challenges put forth by Pope Francis's to make the world a better place in this @TIME article of inspiration written during the Pope's visit to Washington DC.
Finally, standing in what would normally be a brutal traffic jam in downtown Paris, @billmckibben brought us these images from @Gizmodo's coverage of Journee Sans Voiture (Day Without Cars). The seven hour event was part of an effort to draw attention to the city's pollution problem in advance of the upcoming climate talks.