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Category: Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation
2010 Sept Seeing the Light

Lighting in the U.S. alone accounts for approximately 22 percent of all electricity used, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It is no wonder that in the current economic and environmentally-sensitive climate a lot of effort is…

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Energy Conservation
2010 Sept Getting Away from Gas

When it comes to being green, New England’s condos have gone far beyond recycling bins. They’re doing everything from recycling water and switching to cleaner propane-powered gasoline lawnmowers to installing bike racks and walking trai…

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Energy Conservation
2010 Sept Choosing Your Energy Source

Public utility companies like NSTAR and National Grid are going the way of Bell Telephone, which for over a century was simply “the phone company,” the sole provider of telephone communications delivered over its vast infrastructure. Now…

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Energy Conservation
2009 Sept Mystic, Connecticut

From its rich maritime history to its hosting of the world’s largest living seafaring museum, Mystic, Connecticut’s natural connection to the sea has remained vibrant. Divided by the Mystic River and lying in the neighboring towns o…

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Energy Conservation
2009 Sept An Energy-Savings Window of Opportunity

 Whether it’s out of concern for the environment, pocketbook issues, or a little bit of both, there is no doubt that energy efficiency is a top concern for condominium owners today. And when  looking for increased energy efficiency, window…

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Energy Conservation
2009 Sept Rebranding the Green

If one wants to ascertain the state of the green building industry, shared vacation condos – also known as “fractionals” – are a good place to start. While many will settle for an uninspiring exurb lot near a convenient highway entrance…

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Energy Conservation
2009 Sept Shades of Green

Talk of green homes these days often evokes images of roof gardens, solar collectors and even wind turbines humming in the background. But for most homes, including condominiums, “going green” comes in much smaller measures. Individua…

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Energy Conservation
2009 Sept Green in Real Life

As Kermit the Frog once sang, it’s not easy being green. In many cases, going, “green” for condominium units (which can encompass a wide range of practices) comes with paperwork, additional maintenance, and, least app…

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Energy Conservation
2009 Sept LEEDing the Way

Real estate professionals, developers and builders are all reporting the same thing: today’s homebuyers who are looking for maximum value are asking for more than granite countertops and hardwood floors – they want energy savings and green…

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Energy Conservation
2009 May Environmental Issues

 So you’ve just moved into your new condo and you want to hit the ground running in  terms of energy and water conservation.    But you’re realizing that it’s not quite as simple as when you owned a single-family home. You’re now be…

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