Go Green

Saving energy in your home may be easier than you think

It’s amazing what we can do to our homes today to make them more energy efficient, from green roofs to geothermal heating. While some new homes are built with green in mind, you can also make your existing home more environmentally friendly while also saving some cash.

August 6th, 2010
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Appliance rebates program set for Tuesday

Refunds from $100 to $250 are available on six energy-efficient products.The Fourth may be Independence Day, but for Nebraska shoppers, the Sixth — finally — is Appliance Day. The state kicks off its long-awaited appliance rebate program Tuesday. Residents will be able to apply for rebates ranging from $100 to $250 on purchases of six qualifying energy-efficient products.

July 2nd, 2010
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Stop home energy dollars from leaking out your walls

As home heating and cooling costs soar, your energy dollars literally might be going out the window - and the walls. Small and not-so-small air leaks through covered walls, floors, ceilings and normal openings such as windows and doors can add up to big losses. While retrofitting older homes with weather stripping, insulation and caulk helps seal air leaks, for new homes and additions, building tight walls can prevent air from escaping.

June 18th, 2010
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Saving money and the environment - The (energy-efficient) light comes on for commercial buildings

Jerry Banks knows firsthand the cost savings of energy-efficient lighting. “It’s done everything they said it would,” Banks said of renovating the lighting eight years ago in Weitz Plaza at 107th and Pacific Streets. “We’ve done it to two additional buildings since then.”

April 5th, 2010
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Seek safety when purchasing energy-efficient home appliances

Have government or manufacturer rebate programs enticed you to purchase a new home appliance, like a clothes washer or refrigerator? Or are you simply in the market to upgrade? Before purchasing any major appliance, it’s important to consider all your options before you make a final decision.

February 5th, 2010
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