What Does ‘Energy Star Certified’ Mean, Exactly?

‘Green’, ‘energy-smart’, ‘efficient’, ‘environmentally-friendly’ are all labels we  progressively see more of as the state of our climate continues on a detrimental path. Culturally, we have familiarized ourselves with the classifications that ascertain something’s impact on the environment, but do we fully understand the criteria they symbolize? The ‘Energy Star’ sticker has throughout the years […]

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‘Tis the Season to Save a Little Energy

The New Year is always a time for resolutions. Why not make your home one of them? Maybe you’ve thought about reorganizing, remodeling, or repainting. But what about rethinking your home’s energy use? Revising aspects of your home to create a better, more sustainable environment is not only practical, but it’s also a guiltless way […]

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The Matchbox House: Sustainable Architecture

In bucolic Ann Arbor Michigan, there sits a unique home that exemplifies a unique combination of creativity and efficiency – The Matchbox House. Constructed in 2012, this unique home is an urban cottage of sorts that aims to maximize its space as efficiently as possible, while continuing to provide the utmost comforts for its inhabitants.

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Whiterock Building Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Whiterock Building, LLC, co-owned/managed by Boulder Architect, Stephen Sparn, has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. “Whiterock Building is pleased to accept […]

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4 Ways to Green your Home and Make it more Energy-Efficient

Did you know that the average home gives off more carbon dioxide than the average family vehicle? It makes sense, doesn’t it? There has been such a huge focus on buying the most energy-efficient cars, recycling/reducing/reusing at home and in the workplace, purchasing energy credits, etc. We can make an even bigger commitment to our […]

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