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  • Energy Audit News
    when I m driving And thank goodness for that huh But now it s time for things to change I moved recently and the new place is lovely It s also incredibly close to a ton of really nice shops and stores This is super cool I ve never lived in a place where a grocery store was within walking distance before And because everything is in walking distance it d be kind of a waste to just drive around all To Generate or Not to Generate What could be more liberating than providing your own electricity and not getting a bill each month With a small renewable energy system you can use alternative sources to create energy maybe even enough to power your entire home There are several options to choose from when considering a renewable energy system such as solar electric systems which can gather sun even from scattered areas Solar electric systems can also be used as outdoor lighting If this perks your interest read considerations for installing a small solar electric system for a helpful list of questions to ask when selecting a qualified contractor to install one in your home Another option is a wind electric system Wind electric systems can be one of the cleanest options and could provide as much as 90 of your electricity needs To get an idea of the work and cost involved check out our page on installing a small wind system for your home If you have water flowing through your property microhydropower can create enough electricity for a large home or a small resort and hybrid systems that combine more than one energy source can provide electricity with no interruption to your service As an added perk those who connect their renewable energy system to the grid may be able to sell extra electricity to the local utility company There are also several tax credits available for some systems so check out our Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency Web page to see which systems make sense for your home With so many options for creating your own electricity you can soon be off the grid no matter where you live Just be sure that you consult a professional before doing any work yourself Amanda McAlpin works for New West Technologies supporting the Vehicle Technologies Program This Month on Energy Savers Spring has sprung and this month we highlighted many seasonal topics We also covered some driving tips to help save money at the pump ideas for new parents and unveiled how you can connect with energy savings tips on the go Baseball enthusiasts learned which ballparks are most efficient and what efficiency measures the pros use that they can apply in their own homes We learned some energy saving landscaping tips and considerations for our spring planting endeavors Kristin gave us some simple ways to save energy during the busy month of March On the Blog In Case You Missed It This Month Your Computer Would Like

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  • Green RemodelingPortal
    a Better Insulation Job Find or Post a Better Insulation Job Login Form Username Password Remember Me Log in Forgot your username Forgot your password Green RemodelingPortal Email Better Green Remodelers use the latest in green and bio safe technologies to perform upgrades or repairs to your home or office If you are interested in becoming a Better Green Remodeler or are checking here for alternative products to use in your business and would like to consult about services and products you can add to your present business or use to start your own business then simply fill out the Start Biz form to get up to date product information and free consultations Home Inspectors Builders Insulation Contractors Waterproofers and Mold remediation companies find adding Green Remodeling and Remediation Services to their businesses a natural and progressive path to growth If you would like to be contacted by a Consultant to discuss the viability of starting a new Green Remodeler Business or adding Green Remodeling to your existing business simply fill out our simple consultation request form below and you ll receive thought provoking and real data so you can make an informed decision regarding your business goals If we

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  • Green Remodeling News
    Trailer Wraps ABI Web Graphic Design WEB TV Production Membership Options About ABI Find or Post a Better Insulation Job Find or Post a Better Insulation Job Login Form Username Password Remember Me Log in Forgot your username Forgot your password Green Remodeling News Email NOT SCRAPED NOT IN ARCHIVE This is set to this single article but was set up as a news feed on the original site Just

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  • Waterproofers Portal
    Username Password Remember Me Log in Forgot your username Forgot your password Waterproofers Portal Email Waterproofing is perhaps one of the least advertised yet high demand business add ons we have found for our Membership Consistently our Membership is proud of the services they offer the communities and consumers because they KNOW they are on the front lines of the Energy Efficiency Movement Adding State of the art Waterproofing Services to your business or starting a new Waterproofing Business is a great way to expand your products and services locally This has been the Associations primary focus for the past decade and we appreciate your interest in becoming a Better Waterproofing Contractor or checking here for alternatives and up to date product information if you are already a Waterproofing contractor or in the Green Building Industry Home Inspectors Builders Remodelers Insulation Contractors and Mold remediation companies find adding Better Waterproofing Services to their businesses a natural and progressive path to growth If you would like to be contacted by a Consultant to discuss the viability of starting a new Waterproofing Business or adding Waterproofing to your existing business simply fill out our simple consultation request form below and you ll

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  • Waterproofer's News
    care of Grate Drain vs Iron Bacteria how it can help control and protect The GrateDrain french drain system has the best set of protections against iron bacteria issues in the basement The GrateDrain System installed on the inside of a Basement Iron bacteria is prevalent in America with approximately 1 in every 5 basements having contact with iron bacteria in the soil it s a very real problem for households Iron bacteria or iron ocher can cause pipe clogs kill sump pumps and render most drainage systems completely useless The Grate Drain on the other hand is one of the best solutions for waterproofing a basement while an iron bacteria issue is present Drainage holes The openings in this french drain are specifically designed for iron bacteria situations They are wide and smooth Wide means it can carry more volume and it s harder for the bacteria to bridge the gap and cause clogs that hold on the exterior part of the drain The holes themselves are punched out of the outer walls during the manufacturing This makes the hole edges smooth and makes it harder for the bacteria to get a hold of the drain to gain in mass Built in Anti Microbial To futher defend the basement against the bacteria build up this new version of the Grate Drain has had anti microbial built into the plastic If the bacteria reach the inside of the basement the drain s surface repells the substance to keep it from forming clogs or gaining mass This helps to keep it at bay and makes it easy to flush out of the system Interior Slick Surface The combination of the smooth punched holes in the drain and the smooth surfaces of the drain itself helps to limit clogs and limit sediment from building up Rain in Wisconsin brings summer record for July and June Storm Team 4 weather forcast today focused on the amount of rain that Milwaukee and Southern Wisconsin have seen over the past 2 months With over 18 inches and more than half of the summer days seeing rain it s going on record as one of the wettest summers in well over 100 years With this week not looking too much better many homeowners in the Southern part of the state see an increased chance of flooding and basement issues This type of weather for Wisconsin keeps it on par with it s neighbors in have unusually wet weather State s like Iowa are also seeing moisture and rain issues causing flooding along the Mississippi River and other areas further in land Read more about Iowa s Current Severe Weather Status for August 2nd 2010 Looking for Basement Waterproofing in Madison Dry Otter Basement Waterproofing provides professional service to all of Southern Wisconsin Take Advantage of the areas leading basement waterproofing experts and have them protect your space before or after the basement flood Basement Waterproofing Wisconsin Basement Waterproofing Cedar Rapids Basement Waterproofing Iowa City Related Reading

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  • ABI Business Ethics
    savings on to the customer Principle 3 Fairness Fairness overlaps with impartiality in the sense of being even handed unbiased and reasonable Conditions of agreement must be the same for each party on any particular project All requirements must be clearly specified in the contractual documents and criteria for evaluation must be clearly indicated Principle 4 Ethical communication All communication should be clear direct and accountable and respectful to all parties including adherence to relevant intellectual property and confidentiality requirements Relationship to the Code of conduct The ABI Code of Conduct also sets out the following key principles with which all staff and Members are expected to comply Responsibility to the Customer Respect for people Integrity and public interest Responsive service Economy and efficiency Ethical decision making Avoidance of conflicts of interest Fairness and equity Protection of confidential information ABI requires its staff and Members to Comply with ABI and other policies regulations laws and procedures that lead to the highest standard of sustainability and bio safety Act at all times with due care and diligence Conform to all legal obligations Show fairness in their treatment of all individuals or organizations that supply goods or services this includes conducting all accounting processes with honesty and fairness at all levels Encourage fair and open competition while seeking value for money Minimize costs to suppliers participating in the procurement process through best practices Protect commercial in confidence information Deal honestly with suppliers and pay accounts on time Be accountable and act in the public interest Avoid situations where private interests conflict with public duty and declare any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes known Not solicit or accept financial or other benefits from a supplier for performing official duties Respond to reasonable requests for advice and information without delay Behave as a model litigant in the event that a genuine dispute and litigation arises Where Members or Suppliers to ABI customers or contractors assigns their obligations to other suppliers or sub contractors it is expected that the relevant contractors and or subcontractors will be made aware of and will comply with the Statement of Business Ethics What ABI expects of its Members business partners and associates Act ethically fairly and honestly in all dealings Respect the conditions and requirements stated in documents supplied by ABI Present full and concise information Comply with any codes of conduct procurement and practice that apply Respect the obligation of staff to comply with policies including the requirement to act in accordance with this statement Act with integrity accountability and transparency and in accordance with relevant policy and legislation Ensure privileged or confidential information such as commercial in confidence information is not released without prior authorization Maintain confidentiality including consulting with ABI prior to discussing business dealings with the media Respond to reasonable requests for advice and information Ensure that ABI staff and contractors are not offered any financial or other inducements which may lead to or be seen as leading to gaining an unfair

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  • Home Owners
    Find or Post a Better Insulation Job Login Form Username Password Remember Me Log in Forgot your username Forgot your password Home Owners Email One thing that is a common feeling among Better Green Builders is PRIDE Consistently our Membership is proud of the service they offer the communities and consumers because they KNOW they are on the front lines of the Energy Efficiency Movement Better Green Builders also only use BIO SAFE products and practices in their businesses This has been the Associations primary focus for the past decade and we appreciate your interest in becoming a Better Green Builder or checking here for alternatives and up to date product information if you are already an Builder or in the Green Building Industry Home Inspectors Insulation Contractrs Remodelers Waterproofers and Mold remediation companies find adding Green Building Services to their businesses a natural and progressive path to growth If you would like to be contacted by a Consultant to discuss the viability of starting a new Green Builder Business or adding Green Building Components to your existing business simply fill out our simple consultation request form below and you ll receive thought provoking and real data so you can

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  • Why Use an ABI Contractor?
    Green Waterproofers Better Insulation Contractors listed on this website have access to training and certifications as well as industry trends and news which keeps them on the cutting edge of technologies and methodologies to accomplish 4 primary goals efficiently Reduce Your Heating and Cooling Costs Create a Healthier Air Quality in Your Residence or Business Save Energy Provide exemplary customer service and support You Get What You Pay For Look for this sign when you choose a Better Insulation Contractor Better Insulation Contractors follow the rules and install you insulation according to manufacturer s specifications that insure you receive the R Value and not just the inches that you are paying for To learn more of the serious and dispicable extent of insulation industry fraud Why Use ABI Contractors Better Insulation Contractors consider your insulation as part of a whole house system and may offer suggestions that could further reduce your dependence and reduce the maintenance costs of your structure while adding to comfort and healthiness If you produce the same amount of energy you use and sell that back to the electric grid it is possible to attain net zero energy costs Granted that is a lofty goal and not practical for many people But that doesn t mean you shouldn t do what you can Below is a basic overview of some of the steps to energy independence Things YOU can do or have done Just moving up one step reduces humanities dependence on shrinking oil reserves and saves you money too Add Insulation to recommended levels or better Air Seal Air Seal Air Seal Upgrade to Energy Rated Windows Provide Shade Trees where feasible There are inexpensive fast growing good looking shade trees you can plant now that will put money in your pocket in a couple of years as they mature Better then Bonds at this time in history Consider geo thermal heating and cooling Consider installing solar panels A relatively unobtrusive surprisingly small one can provide you with hot water easily We are just saying START SOMEWHERE Do something positive for yourself and the economy and the earth These are all steps that you can take relatively easily and inexpensively Pay back periods are small and return is incredible Consider You will find links to more information on these considerations individually as well as links to companies that you can get more information from regarding your options We try not to promote hard sell companies as we believe that the average person is intelligent and will make decisions based on available information Any company you see represented here will have information they can mail or email you or have a website where further information is available With the right information you can make a big difference Thank you for choosing Better Insulation and please tell them you saw them here It helps us provide a better resource for you and the industry in general Search for a Better Insulation Company in your area by using

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