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You know what they say about the cobbler’s children?

Well, starting on Monday, this cobbler’s kid is getting some new shoes. A year and a half after Phase 1 of my Evergreen Home Performance project, we’re starting Phase 2.

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.

In case you hadn't heard, Maine got buried under 2 to 3 feet of snow last weekend, thanks to winter storm Nemo. We knew it was coming, so we all traipsed to the grocery store and topped off the fuel tanks and got ready.

And at Evergreen, we put together a postcard about ice dams. Did you get one?

Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day like a warm, cozy home, right?

Energy efficiency is regularly called our cheapest, cleanest energy resource - but you don't have to take it from me. The NRDC has put together a short, ridiculously fun video about how energy efficiency can help you "starve the beast" of dirty power and invest in your home, your environment, and your economy.

Have you looked outside today?

We're still in the early stages of what's predicted to be a masive storm - and the early stages are proving to be much more intense than anyone expected.

With last week’s sub-zero temperatures, it’s no surprise that we’ve gotten a fair number of calls about frozen pipes.


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