solar: Financial Incentives for Going Green - 01/19/09 02:05 PM
Wondering what rebates and incentives are available to you or your clients on a green building project or an installation of solar?
Look no further!
DSIRE claims to be a "comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency."
Click on the link above to find out what rebates and incentives are available in your area.
While it is not quite as comprehensive as it claims to be, this site does provide a fantastic resource and a great starting point to finding out what is available … (1 comments)

solar: Green Trends 2008 - 07/06/08 01:48 PM
Coming up in less than a month is the 2008 Green Trends Conference and Trade Show!
July 30th - August 2nd at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida
This year promises to be really exciting as we face the reality that green building may soon be the only building that gets done.
In addition to exciting building news, seminars, products and events, there will be a live music performance by the Charlie Daniels Band!
For more information, check out the Southeast Building Conference website.
Alex Mordas, M.Sc. EcoBroker® & REALTOR® LEED for homes, Field Agent … (13 comments)

solar: Progress Energy's Green, Solar & Gas Rebates - 07/01/08 01:59 PM
Due to numerous requests from folks for this information, I contacted Progress Energy to see if I could get a compiled overview of their rebates and green incentives. The following is their response:
Rebates and financial incentives covered are as follows:
1)  Home Energy Check
2)  Duct Check
3)  Duct Repair
4)  Insulation check
5)  Heat Pump (HVAC) rebate program
6)  Water Heater Check
7)  Efficient Windows
8)  Energy Wise (solar comes in here)
9)  Seasonal Rate info
10) Surge Protection

1) Home Energy Check This is a comprehensive residential energy evaluation program. The program provides … (7 comments)

solar: City of Tallahassee Green Initiatives, Rebates and Incentive Programs - 06/29/08 01:41 PM

Here in Tallahassee we are lucky to have one the most generous city rebate & incentive programs for building or remodeling green. e.g. if you are building an energy-efficient home and you are interested in getting it ENERGY STAR certified, the city of Tallahassee will pay you up to $1/square foot of conditioned space, up to $2,000 dollars!
This not only covers the cost of the certification, but will put money in your pocket!
For more information on these and other rebates & home-improvement grants in Tallahassee, go here, or check out the website for Tallahassee's "Go Green" Program. Included … (0 comments)

solar: Tallahassee Parade of Homes (2008) - 05/06/08 12:01 PM

***For 2009 Parade, click here***
May 10th -11th & 17th-18th
Open 1-6 p.m. daily
Completely FREE!
***For 2009 Parade, click here***  
It's that time of year. The 2008 Parade of Homes is on us, and it looks like it is a going to be a really exciting one. Builders this year have undoubtedly gone the extra mile to provide quality showpieces of their work. And green is definitely the theme of the year!
Many builders are entering and exhibiting green built and certified homes. Others, such as Bob Paynter of Elite Builders are constructing and … (0 comments)

solar: Every Day is Earth Day at the Green Living Center ..! - 04/22/08 06:06 AM
The Green Living Center (GLC), located at 1020 N. Monroe Street on the same block as Decent Pizza, aims to be Tallahassee's answer to all things green.
The GLC hosts a wide array of products and services from green businesses in and around the Tallahassee area. In fact, if you have a green business, or green business idea and would like some space to place products, or a place to advertise, come on down to the GLC and chat with the friendly folks there to see what they can do for you. 
Different Low Energy lighting options available at the GLC
The … (0 comments)


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