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Real Estate Agent - Bean Group / Franklin
Green Homes, REALTOR® Certified EcoBroker®
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‘On October 3, 2008, President Bush signed into law the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008." This bill extended tax credits for energy efficient home improvements (windows, doors, roofs, insulation, HVAC, and non-solar water heaters). Tax credits for these residential products, which h...
12/28/2008
I feel that educating our youth on energy savings and protecting the environment is part of my service as a Certified EcoBroker®, and I'd like to share some of my favorites. They range in age appropriateness and levels of difficulty. Hopefully, your children will find them as stimulating as their...
12/28/2008
LED (light emitting diode) Christmas lights are the newest thing when it comes to Christmas lights due to their energy saving features and long bulb life. They are brighter than incandescent bulbs, use up to 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs, last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bul...
12/13/2008
What glows in the dark or remains unseen, but sucks on your energy meter like a Vampire? It's Standby Power.   Most appliances, electronic equipment, transformers (e.g. cell phone chargers), video game consoles, computer equipment and devices with a standby light, such as power strips and alarm c...
11/10/2008
New Hampshire is known for many geographic profiles; the most famous being the Old Man in the Mountain. (photo provided by Wikipedia) The profile that has spurred on this blog today, however, is Profile Falls, in Bristol, New Hampshire. I've mentioned in an earlier blog that the Pemigewasset Riv...
11/04/2008
What do Snowmobile Enthusiasts do when they can't find snow? Why Grass Drag, of course. After 20 plus years of living in New Hampshire, I had never heard of grass dragging, but this past weekend, I got my first taste of it and I loved it!      The Grass Drags, held at Peterson's Brookvale Farm in...
10/13/2008
New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association is holding its annual Green Building Open House Tour this Saturday, October 4, 2008 10 AM - 4 PM Over 500 homes in New England will be open to the public. NHSEA is located on 54 Portsmouth Street in Concord, New Hampshire. It is a non-profit organizati...
10/02/2008
With all of the talk about having an Energy Rating done on your home to determine its energy efficiency, and to increase its marketability if you are selling, it's nice to know there is a no cost alternative to having a professional come in. If you can't afford a Professional Energy Rater, you ca...
09/09/2008
Are either of these phrases resonating with you? Tuesday night, at the Democratic National Convention, Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana gave a motivating speech about his roots and his beloved state of Montana. Now this was not the only speech I listened to, but it hit home for me because of...
08/27/2008
Do you live in a place whose name has Native American origins? And do you know the meaning of that name? How about ‘Pemigewasset'? I live in what is called the Three Rivers area of New Hampshire (Franklin). It is where the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee Rivers all become one... the Merrimack Rive...
07/17/2008
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