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Energy Efficiency: May The Cheapest Fuel Win - Energy Collective

Energy Efficiency: May The Cheapest Fuel Win - Energy Collective | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Energy Efficiency: May The Cheapest Fuel Win
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FinishLineFlag This week the Energy Information Agency (EIA) released findings in their “Today in Energy” blog, revealing that 2012 global oil production reached a record high.
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Energy efficiency improvements can increase the value of your home by 38%, Government report claims

Energy efficiency improvements can increase the value of your home by 38%, Government report claims | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Insulating cavity walls, upgrading double glazing, and putting solar panels on the roof could increase the value of some properties by 14 per cent, while others could rise by as much as 38 per cent, it claims.
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Mike Ross for Mayor Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser | Facebook

Mike Ross for Mayor Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser | Facebook | Home Performance | Scoop.it
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"Friends join the effort and support Mike Ross for Mayor of Boston!"

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Momentum builds for energy efficiency…but is the wolf at the door? | Energy Efficiency Markets Blog

Momentum builds for energy efficiency…but is the wolf at the door? | Energy Efficiency Markets Blog | Home Performance | Scoop.it
It says something that Ernest Moniz chose to deliver his first public talk as US energy secretary to an energy efficiency crowd.
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10 Easy Home Energy Efficiency Tips - Neptune Realty

10 Easy Home Energy Efficiency Tips - Neptune Realty | Home Performance | Scoop.it
RT @NeptuneRealty: 10 Easy Home Energy Efficiency Tips http://t.co/urQtVtim
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A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth

A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth | Home Performance | Scoop.it
A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.

Since the 70s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of our planet as part of the Landsat program, revealing a record of change over time: cities expanding, lakes and forests disappearing, new islands emerging off the coast of rising metropolises like Dubai. These historic pictures show stunning change across the earth's surface, in both our natural environments and our man-made ones.

 

Three decades of global change can be viewed digitally in a recent project between NASA, the USGS, TIME, Google, and theCREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon. Landsat images taken between 1984 and 2012 have been converted into a seamless, navigable animation built from millions of satellite photos. As Google wrote this morning on its blog: "We believe this is the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public."

 

Visit the link for more details and to view a few of the GIFs Google has created showing some of the most startling pockets of change...


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Enrico De Angelis's comment, May 29, 2013 2:15 AM
beautiful, thanks, google!
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50 ways to make a home more energy-efficient - San Antonio Express

50 ways to make a home more energy-efficient - San Antonio Express | Home Performance | Scoop.it
50 ways to make a home more energy-efficient
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An eco-friendly house can be any shade of green, from the palest mint to the deepest forest.
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How to Get a Free Energy Assessment on a Home Before You Move In

How to Get a Free Energy Assessment on a Home Before You Move In | Home Performance | Scoop.it
A guide for prospective home owners on getting a home energy assessment before moving in. (Get an #energy audit before you move in!
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Home performance is another point on you home buying check off list this season.

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What's Good And Isn't Good About Solar Panels - Solar Energy System

What's Good And Isn't Good About Solar Panels - Solar Energy System | Home Performance | Scoop.it
A lot of people are using solar panels and enjoy their decision to buy them. Sometimes people don't enjoy them as much because they didn't know what to expect. Here is a list of what is good and what you may not like about ...
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Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips

Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Spring and Summer Energy-Saving Tips (Save some $$ and check out these spring/summer energy efficiency tips!... http://t.co/EMhNk1EQmq)
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Why Facebook is blue: The science of colors in marketing - - The Buffer Blog

Why Facebook is blue: The science of colors in marketing - - The Buffer Blog | Home Performance | Scoop.it
How do colors affect us when we buy things? The latest research reveals the science of colors in marketing and how to use it for your advantage:

Via Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com
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An excellent insight for your next marketing project... The importance of color!

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Gaurav Pandey's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:40 PM

I reckon with such abundance of content everywhere, makerters are increasingly competing to grab the attention of passive minds. We skim through most content we are exposed, and colour plays a great role in catching our attention. 

Kellie Levåns's comment, April 28, 2013 8:45 PM
this is a great topic
ComeStilVuole's curator insight, May 4, 2013 6:41 AM
#psicologia e #marketing , due lati della stessa medaglia!
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The Importance of Home Energy Audits in New England

The Importance of Home Energy Audits in New England | Home Performance | Scoop.it
This article describes the importance of home energy audits and describes the most common areas where energy is lost. (Want to lower your energy bills? (who doesn't?) Learn how you could benefit from a home energy audit.
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Mike Holmes: Make your home every inch energy efficient, from roof to ... - National Post

Mike Holmes: Make your home every inch energy efficient, from roof to ... - National Post | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Mike Holmes: Make your home every inch energy efficient, from roof to ...
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Homeowners, builders and architects are working together and pushing standards to build net-zero homes.
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Ask Bill Clinton: How Can We Encourage Homeowners to Adopt Solar Energy? - Businessweek

Ask Bill Clinton: How Can We Encourage Homeowners to Adopt Solar Energy? - Businessweek | Home Performance | Scoop.it
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Ask Bill Clinton: How Can We Encourage Homeowners to Adopt Solar Energy?
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Study finds disincentives to energy efficiency can be fixed

Study finds disincentives to energy efficiency can be fixed | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Corvallis OR (SPX) Jun 06, 2013 -
A new study finds that utilities aren't rewarded for adopting energy efficiency programs, and that reforms are needed to make energy efficiency as attractive as renewables.

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Home Automation: The Key to a More Energy Efficient Future? - TechnologyTell

Home Automation: The Key to a More Energy Efficient Future? - TechnologyTell | Home Performance | Scoop.it
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Solar projects slated for Medford, Chelmsford - Boston.com

Solar projects slated for Medford, Chelmsford - Boston.com | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Solar projects slated for Medford, Chelmsford Boston.com The program, run by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the state's Department of Energy Resources, provides a blueprint to communities with strong interest in expanding solar-energy...
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Boston becomes latest city to order building energy benchmarking

Boston becomes latest city to order building energy benchmarking | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Large commercial and residential buildings must report annual energy and water use, but aren't required to act on the results.
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A Good Time for Energy Audits and Weatherization - Window and ...

Wait a second. Spring has barely sprung, and you're saying we need to start thinking about energy audits already? What's up with that? There are several reasons why now is a good time not only to focus on energy auditing ...
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Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education ... - Energy.gov (blog)

Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education ... - Energy.gov (blog) | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America's Home Energy Education ...
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Education is always a good bet!

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Mystery Inspector 3: Fiberglass Batt Insulation Done Wrong

Mystery Inspector 3: Fiberglass Batt Insulation Done Wrong | Home Performance | Scoop.it
A poor batt install will waste energy and act like a bad marketing lightning rod until it is fixed or covered up.
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11 home features buyers will pay extra for

11 home features buyers will pay extra for | Home Performance | Scoop.it
Before making the decision to buy, people shopping for homes must consider hundreds of factors. This includes the location of the house, the school district, the size of the lot and also the interior features.
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Solar Photovoltaic Module Revenues to Rebound to $32 Billion by 2017, According to NPD Solarbuzz

Solar Photovoltaic Module Revenues to Rebound to $32 Billion by 2017, According to NPD Solarbuzz | Home Performance | Scoop.it

Solar photovoltaic (PV) industry module revenues are forecast to decline 20% in 2013 to $20.5 billion from $25.5 billion in 2012. While revenues will remain below 2012 levels during 2013 and 2014, they are set to increase from 2015 onward. According to the NPD Solarbuzz 2013 Marketbuzz report, PV module revenue is expected to reach $32 billion by 2017.


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Home Performance Contracting | Balance Point Home Performance | Nevada City, CA

Home Performance Contracting | Balance Point Home Performance | Nevada City, CA | Home Performance | Scoop.it
A Home Performance upgrade can help you save money on energy bills while making your home more comfortable and environmentally friendly.
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