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Kudos!

TRM, Eagle From my personal experience, anyone building a home or wanting to decrease existing home utility costs should only select Building Energy to audit, oversee and test contractors’ work, and ensure contractors follow specifications. If you are building a new home, make sure your Builder contracts Building Energy as part of the construction process. […]

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The Economics of Energy Efficiency and Renewables.

There’s understandably a lot of excitement about photovoltaics, solar water heaters, geothermal heat pumps and other sources of renewable energy for the home. We all want to be self-sufficient. It’s part of our national psyche. And, particularly for the environmentally motivated among us, the desire to reduce our dependence on traditional energy sources is strong. […]

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The Importance of Air Sealing.

Homes burn through a mortifying 21% of the energy used in the United States. A lot of that energy is spent heating and cooling your house. And even worse, a whole lot of that energy is spent heating and cooling your backyard and front porch, through leaks and holes in your building envelope. Although some […]

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What is Home Performance?

Home Performance is a philosophy and a science based on the premise that homes should be safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, and efficient. After all, homes — probably the biggest investment most of us will ever make — are one of the few things we purchase that don’t come with an instruction manual. Is a home […]

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What is Infrared Diagnostic Testing?

One of the key components of an effective home energy audit is infrared thermography. Infrared thermography (or infrared imaging, infrared diagnostics, a rose by any other name…) consists of a thorough visual inspection of a home, including the basement, attic, and all the nooks and crannies, with an infrared camera or another infrared assessment device. […]

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Can a Home Be Too Tight?

Sometime during your crusade to seal those energy robbing cracks and holes in your home, you’re bound to start asking yourself, “Isn’t air flow important for a healthy home? Can I take this whole thing to the extreme?” The answer is yes, and probably not. While it’s true that air flow prevents pollutants like dust […]

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Amazing Difference

Gordon & Francis My husband and I purchased our two story home in 2006. We thought that because it was a new home that our heating and cooling system was efficient. Soon after we moved in we noticed that the upstairs and downstairs would heat and cool at different temperatures. You could feel the change […]

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Very Pleased

David Just wanted to let you know, again, how pleased we are with our home.  Our decision to purchase an Energy Star home in the Villas at Banbury Meadows was greatly influenced by not only the quality of the home, but the many extra features built into it.  None was more important than having the Energy Star […]

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Multi-Family Testing

home Building Energy has the staff, equipment and experience to test and verify Multi-Family projects. We provide independent energy code testing as required by the IECC and also certify ENERGY STAR/Green projects for utility incentive programs and Tax Credits... (read more)

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TRM, Eagle, ID
"From my personal experience, anyone building a home or wanting to decrease existing home utility costs should only select Building Energy to audit, oversee and test contractors’ work, and ensure contractors follow specifications. If you are building a new home, make sure your Builder contracts Building Energy as part of the construction process..." (read more)

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