Tag: energy conservation

Heath Wellness
Design|Build

Supporting Health and Wellness Through Human-Centric Lighting, Technology and Comfort (Part 2)

Human Centric Lighting Human-centric lighting (HCL) is the art and science of designing interior lighting systems that mimic natural light, be it daylight or darkness. Exposure to the “right” light can render a positive biological impact on the master clock in your brains … read more

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The author's Tesla Model Y

A Tesla Owner’s Take on Whether Owning an Electric Vehicle Makes Sense

If you are expecting a dialogue bashing the internal combustion vehicle or touting the electric vehicles as the savior of our planet, I’m afraid you are in for a disappointment. My decision to purchase an EV was purely a matter of convenience and … read more

Greg Dronkert, founder and CEO of PacWesty

High Energy Drives the Success of Bainbridge Island’s PacWesty

Diverse company rents camper vans to tourists, delivers...

Hang out with Greg Dronkert for any length of time and you just might feel like you’re chatting with the Energizer Bunny — that is if the the bunny could only talk. The bunny, of course, is the mascot of Energizer batteries, and … read more

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replacing lightbulbs led

How to Keep Your Energy Use Healthy Too While Staying at Home

As the world works to halt the spread of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states and cities are urging us to stay home whenever possible to avoid transmission of the disease. That’s leading to many changes in our lives, including how … read more

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Insulating work on The Little White Barn, a Company + Cottage project

Three Things You Need to Know Before Insulating Your Home

Whether you’re building a house, renovating an existing home or simply giving your insulation an upgrade, it’s essential to know what to expect. Here are the three most important things that you need to keep in mind before insulating your home: 1. What … read more

Solar Energy Enhances Northwest Gardening
Design|Build 2019B

Solar Energy Enhances Northwest Gardening

Did you know that in Washington state, owners of solar panels get paid extra for the electricity their systems generate? To make the deal even sweeter, they can save by not needing electricity from the power company in the first place. The Northwest … read more

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Making sure your windows and doors are caulked is a simple project that could save you money both on heating and cooling.

7 DIY Projects to Save Money and Protect Your Home All Year Long

Most homeowners know that large-scale upgrades can potentially lower their monthly insurance premiums. But did you know there are DIY home improvement projects that can also save you a lot of money? By being proactive, you can boost your home’s value and improve … read more

Solar array at home in Olalla
Design|Build 2018B

Solar Homes — What you Need to Know before Going Solar

The sight of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on residential roofs around West Sound is no longer a novelty. Enticed by the idea of saving on their power bills — or perhaps the idea of helping save the planet — homeowners are joining the … read more

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Staying Cool

Easy and Breezy: 6 tips for Controlling Summer Cooling Costs

As we gear up for sun, surf, barbecues and all the other fun activities that represent summer, many of us are also concerned with how to keep ourselves and our homes comfortably cool this season. Of course, there are also concerns about controlling … read more

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