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Replacement Windows: Making Sense of U-Factors,...
Replacement Windows: Making Sense of U-Factors,...

Replacement Windows: Making Sense of U-Factors, Low E- Coatings, and Argon Jargon Submitted by Louisa May Windows filled with argon gas are being advertised as the latest in energy efficiency, and in theory this technology should work. When manufacturers fill the space between two panes of window glass with argon, the thermal insulation is increased by reducing the conductivity of the air space between the layers. In a sealed glass unit filled with air, air currents carry heat to the top and cold air collects at the bottom. Filling the space with a slow moving gas minimizes the transfer of heat. Argon is used for several reasons: It's inexpensive, it's... Read more

Secrets to Energy Saving Landscaping

The trees are coming into leaf    Like something almost being said                  - Philip Larkin Submitted by Louisa May Three...

Natural Pest Control

Radishes Stop Aphids and Ants Don't Like Spearmint - Natural Pest Control for Your Home and Garden Submitted by Louisa May Most people know that...

Choosing a Deck Stain: Aesthetics vs. Durability

submitted by Louisa May If you're thinking about spring and summer projects, here are a few things to consider before you start wandering down the aisles...

A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS

submitted by Louisa May Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast has its headquarters this year in Biloxi, Mississippi. During a week long event, from May...

Are You Planning to Install On-Site Chargers for...
Are You Planning to Install On-Site Chargers for...

ARE YOU PLANNING TO INSTALL ON-SITE CHARGERS FOR YOUR TENANTS' ELECTRIC VEHICLES? Given the widespread popularity of the new electric vehicles, tenants will undoubtedly be looking for ways to refuel at home. With all of the considerations that go into this decision, it certainly is time to review your options and devise a plan for EV Charging Stations on your rental site. As tenants transfer their auto fuel costs to their electric bill, questions arise over how to meter or offset the cost of charger usage, how to protect the stations from unauthorized use, how to prevent on-site accidents, how to offset the installation costs with tax deductions or incentive programs, and the... Read more

Brad Pitt Builds Green (and Pink) in New Orleans

Brad Pitt Builds Green (and Pink) In New Orleans Submitted by Louisa May Brad Pitt loves the energy of New Orleans, owns a home in the French Quarter, and is...

‘Green’ Flooring Adds Value, Not...

Green Flooring Adds Value to Your Building, not Allergens Submitted by Louisa May You've probably heard it said that "the harder the surface the cleaner...

Landlords: Are Your Tenants Washing Away Energy...

Landlords: Are Your Tenants Washing Away Energy Savings? Choosing whether to provide common area laundry facilities for tenants or in-unit washers and dryers relies...

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Can Be Hazardous:...

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Can Be Hazardous:Tips for Handling and Disposal Submitted by Louisa May President Bush signed an energy bill last month that will...