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Energy efficiency is fairly easy to define. But what does energy efficiency look like? And if you can’t see it, how can you engage with it?

After falling an embarrassing 13 spots last year, Maine rallied to #16 in the ACEEE’s 2013 State Energy Scorecard, earning a “most improved” rating from the non-profit organization.

Energy efficiency is regularly called our cheapest, cleanest, and fastest energy source.  It’s good for home comfort and safety, good for our pocketbooks, and good for the Earth. Evergreen makes it easy to plan and install cost-effective improvements that make homes more comfortable and energy efficient. (How easy? Contact us for a free consult and find out!)

If you're anything like me, it was easier to get up this morning than it has been in a while. It wasn't just the extra zzzs I caught over the weekend; yesterday's time change meant that it was already light when my alarm went off.

The grassroots Green Sneakers Project hosted an Energy Day last weekend to help interested homeowners learn how to slash their energy costs, keep warm, and help the planet. The group used Linda and Sam Nelson’s 200-year-old South Freeport home as a home performance laboratory. The day included:

Fossil fuels are ingrained in our daily lives – but do they have to be?

More than 30 Mainers have vowed to find out by participating in the first Portland No-Impact Week, October 13-20. We're proud to sponsor the one-week carbon cleanse, which challenges people to make realistic behavior changes that reduce their impact on the environment and improve their quality of life.

You probably already know that Efficiency First, the national association for the building performance industry, supports building performance companies in dozens of ways, from national advocacy efforts to live webinars and member education programs. 

We're one week into a collaboration with Midcoast Habitat for Humanity that will raise awareness and funds to support energy efficiency and affordable housing. Throughout August, Evergreen will donate $1 to MHFH for every new “like” it receives on Facebook, up to $500. New Facebook fans have already helped us contribute $10 to Midcoast Habitat, but we want to give more!

One of 8 homes on Merryspring's annual Kitchen Tour boasts more than an enlarged, custom kitchen. The 1880s farmhouse got an energy efficiency upgrade from Evergreen this year, including basement encapsulation and attic insulation that made the home more comfortable and affordable.

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