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Now it's time to train a few more: We're hiring new Field Technicians in the Portland-Brunswick area and in our home base of Rockland, Maine.
It’s confession time. This is my basement, before Evergreen came along. You might be impressed that my 1856 basement has a vapor barrier. I sure was, until I learned a thing or two about vapor barriers and realized that whoever installed mine did it all wrong.
This piece of plastic only covers the floor. A good vapor barrier extends up the walls to protect against all moisture, whether it evaporates up through the ground or weeps in through the foundation.
The energy efficiency community has been buzzing all week, boosted by President Obama’s State of the Union call to cut energy waste in half in the next twenty years. At Evergreen, we regularly cut home energy waste by 25% or more, so we’re not intimidated by that bold goal. We’re invigorated.
Here’s a confession: Sometimes even BPI-certified energy advisors have complicated, efficiency-challenged houses. Take Cree Hale Krull, who leads Evergreen’s charge in Maine’s southern Midcoast region. He’s the proud new owner of an older home that’s been full of efficiency surprises.
If you own a historic home, you understand how difficult it can be to optimize indoor comfort while also preserving the structure’s timeless beauty.... Read More