September 29, 2016

The four seasons in Colorado bring beauty and thrill to those who live in this part of the country. However, temperature shifts and winds of the changing seasons can reveal homes experiencing air leaks.

September 17, 2016

Fall is almost here, and it’s time to prepare for colder temperatures and everything else that goes with the change of seasons.

August 30, 2016

The City of Denver is taking some important steps in ensuring that the commercial buildings in the city are healthy and safe. As part of these efforts, they have implemented some new energy-efficiency standards in an effort to help improve the city as a whole. Take a look at some of these groundbreaking efforts.

 

New Building Codes

 

August 18, 2016

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average size of homes in the U.S. has increased by 30%, but these new homes consume about the same amount of energy as older homes do. Why is that? Products that are more energy efficient are being used to build these homes.

August 1, 2016

The exciting world of designing and building homes loses its edge when it comes to navigating codes and requirements. The red tape, rules, and regulations, inspections and updates frustrate even the most knowledgeable of Coloradans. Fortunately, help is available for designers, builders, and contractors to ease the process and the frustration associated with home safety and efficiency.

July 18, 2016

One of the top priorities for any business is to save money. If you live in an area of the country where the summer months are extremely hot or the winters are bitter cold, any additional method of saving can be significant. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 30 percent of the energy a commercial building consumes goes to waste. That can add up over the course of a year. Consider 12 ways a business can save both energy and money.

June 30, 2016

Now that it's the summertime, everyone is turning on the air conditioning to stay cool on the warmest days of the year.

June 19, 2016

The lighting in our homes can end up costing us a whole lot of money, without us even realizing it. Fortunately, there are some ways people can save money on lighting during the summer season in Denver. Homeowners can make some easy changes that will save them money--especially with lighting.

May 31, 2016

High heating bills in the winter and high cooling bills in the summer can really add up. Most homeowners recognize that making their homes more energy efficient is the cheapest and easiest way to lower monthly costs and add value to their home. In the Denver area, intense winter seasons and warm summer months make energy efficiency particularly important.

May 18, 2016

Your ceiling’s primary purpose is to serve as a barricade that keeps the outside air that resides in the attic from entering into your home’s living space. There are points along this barricade where openings exist, and air leakage takes place. These points are also known as bypass areas. Each bypass area reduces the energy efficiency of your home. You can prevent this from happening by taking the time to seal your attic space.

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  • I just wanted to thank you for your participation with the Denver Energy Challenge and as an Xcel approved home energy auditor. You are extremely knowledgeable and it showed during the audit. This is also reflected in the audit report which is very well done.

    Cory

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