In early January, the Evergreen Home Performance team was presented with another award from Efficiency Maine. We’re honored to be on the list of top Efficiency Maine Residential Programs for three years running.Sharing a Common Goal: Energy Efficiency
At Evergreen, we share common values with Efficiency Maine. We want homeowners throughout the state to have the opportunity to improve their homes and make them more energy efficient with high-quality appliances, products and installation. This helps to make homes more comfortable and lowers energy bills for residents.
Many houses throughout Maine, especially older ones, suffer from various basement issues. If your home’s basement is unfinished and unencapsulated, you may be dealing with these problems regularly and not even know it.
Most homeowners aren’t even aware of just how serious the issues can be if not properly addressed. Your basement has an influence over just how healthy, energy efficient and pleasant your entire home is, so if the basement in your house has problems with leaks, cracks, mold or pests, it needs to be encapsulated.
Common Basement Problems
DAMARISCOTTA - Damariscotta’s historic Lincoln Theater is more comfortable, durable, and energy efficient thanks to improvements installed by Evergreen Home Performance and funded byGrants to Green Maine and individual donors in the community. Added insulation and air sealing will keep the Theater cooler this summer and warmer next winter, and will reduce the associated energy costs all year round.
In a surprising move, Evergreen Home Performance announced today that it will launch a line of eco-green, high-performance outerwear. “We’ve mastered the art of keeping homes warm and dry,” says Marketing Manager Kathleen Meil, “and now we’ll deliver that high level of comfort to outdoor enthusiasts.”
What does the warmest winter on record mean for summer comfort?
It’s not your imagination: Maine really did just go through the warmest winter in 121 years of record keeping, and we had lots of company. According to NOAA data released this week, almost every state experienced warmer-than-normal temperatures, all six New England states set winter records, and spring has already sprung.
If birdsong, crocuses, and 60° days in March don’t sound so bad to you, you’re not alone. But you might change your tune when you get a look at the summer forecast, because it's going to be hot.
Once again, we're teaming up with ReVision Energy and the Natural Resources Council of Maine for a women's evening of questions and conversation about heating systems, fuel choices, energy efficiency, solar power, state energy policy, and more. Join us at Peapod Jewelry on March 24, 5:30 pm for an energizing discussion, led for woman, by women. Space is limited, so please register by calling Jennifer Albee at 589-4171, or email email@example.com.
The Supreme Court has rightly been on everyone's mind since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday. The clean energy world was already focused on the high court, which temporarily blocked implementation of the Clean Power Plan last week, and it's wondering what the sudden vacancy means for the landmark regulation.
Homeowners can claim federal tax credits for energy efficiency improvements made in 2015 and 2016, thanks to an extension of the Residential Energy Tax Credit. The credit covers 10% of the materials cost of certain improvements, up to $500. The credit had previously expired at the end of 2014, but a late-December budget deal extended it both retroactively and forward till the end of 2016.
When Brunswick Junior High teacher Cris Lavigne told us about the weatherization project her 7th graders are working on, we knew we wanted in. How could we say no to an interdisciplinary project that highlights the science, economics, politics, and logistics of energy efficiency?
We knew we'd have plenty to talk about, and we knew we wanted it to be fun, so Energy Advisor Cree Krull hatched an energy efficiency challenge in the grand tradition of Cutthroat Kitchen. Who could build the most efficient "home" starting with cardboard from the cafeteria insulation and air sealing materials from the school supply aisle?
We always enjoy Efficiency Maine's annual symposium, and this year's event was no exception. We caught up with colleagues; helped honor our friend Rick Karg for his incredible contributions to the field of building science; and listened to U.S. Senator Susan Collins speak eloquently about the need for - and benefits of - urgent action on climate change.
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