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New England Energy Consultants

Green Building & Sustainable Strategies is proud to recognize the work of New England Energy Consultants in their commitment to helping homeowners and commercial property owners see if qualify for solar panel installation on their homes and businesses. Going solar is one of the most effective ways of reducing your energy consumption and your overall carbon footprint, and New England Energy Consultants wants all property owners to understand the benefits of solar and see if they qualify for solar power installation at their home or office.

Why Go Solar

Your cost savings is just one reason to consider going solar at home or at a commercial facility you own or manage. The impact of choosing solar power over electricity and other forms of power are tremendously important to environmental conservation.

One reason for this is that electricity itself is a clean form of energy, but power plants often generate tremendous amounts of pollution to create that electricity! The process of solar power collection and inversion creates no carbon emissions and no pollution. Commercial and residential solar power uses no fossil fuels and has no risk of creating a fire hazard in the home.

Note, too, that power plants used to generate electricity take up space and require oversight and administration. The space used by those buildings could otherwise hold healthy vegetation and trees, and personnel needing to travel to power plants means even more carbon emissions from vehicles, trains, and other means of transportation!

Residential and commercial solar panels, on the other hand, sit securely on a roof or are attached to freestanding panels placed on a property. Solar panels for a roof or yard require little to no maintenance or repairs and aren’t likely to interfere with a structure’s heating and cooling or its exterior landscaping and lawn.

About New England Energy Consultants

One reason we at Green Building & Sustainable Strategies are showcasing New England Energy Consultants is that they are not a solar panel sales company! New England Energy Consultants is simply dedicated to helping as many homeowners and commercial proper owners choose solar power as possible, and ensuring property owners understand all the solar power rebates and solar financial incentives available to them. This is why they partnered up with LeadsForward, a company that provides solar lead generation so that New England Energy Consultants can provide their services to as many qualified homeowners as possible.

New England Energy Consultants offers a free solar consultation to homeowners and business owners, including a property and roof inspection and review of one’s energy consumption and costs. The team at New England Energy Consultants will then work diligently to find all federal and state rebates and other tax and financial incentives for which you might be eligible.

There is no cost for an energy evaluation by the pros at New England Energy Consultants. There are also no high-pressure sales tactics since they’re not a solar company! New England Energy Consultants simply has a passion for educating consumers about their choices when it comes to commercial solar panels and residential solar power systems, and how going solar can benefit you and the environment as well.

New England Energy Consultants
460 Harris Ave #301
(401) 287-0404

Our Green Built Brand

Green Building & Sustainable Strategies is proud to recognize the work of New England Energy Consultants in educating the public about solar power and its amazing benefits for them and the environment. We’re also proud to showcase them as one of our Green Built Brand award recipients, so they can proudly show off our badge to others!

At Green Building & Sustainable Strategies, we hope to see more energy consultant companies follow the lead of New England Energy Consultants and work to educate others about their clean energy options. Doing so will only mean a cleaner environment around the world.

By |2019-08-13T15:07:28+00:00July 10th, 2019|Business Showcase|Comments Off on New England Energy Consultants

EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver

Green Building & Sustainable Strategies is proud to showcase the work of EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver, the leading supplier and installer of window replacements for Denver area homes and businesses. EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver is committed to excellence in customer service and to providing residential customers with the highest-quality energy-efficient windows, entryway doors, and patio doors on the market today.

Window Replacement in Denver is Vital for Sustainability

Why is window replacement Denver CO such a vital part of sustainability and of preserving and protecting the environment? Old, leaky windows let out your home’s heating and air conditioning throughout the year while also letting in outside heat, cold, and humidity.

As windows age, the glass also tends to become thin and brittle, failing to block sunlight during warm summertime or becoming cloudy and streaky, keeping out sunshine during winter months. New window installation in a Denver home eliminates leaks and gaps around window frames, blocking outside heat and cold while sealing in your interior heating and cooling.

Window replacement in a Denver home also means thick, strong window panes that deflect uncomfortable UV rays while also letting in sunshine during wintertime. Those thick panes work to insulate your home more than old, thin panes covered in scratches and etching.

Choosing Energy-Efficient Window Replacement in Denver

Today’s new replacement windows for a Colorado home have more energy-efficient options than ever before. Double-glazed and triple-glazed windows filled with argon or krypton gas provide added insulation for your home, blocking even more outside heat and cold air. Today’s energy-efficient window glass is also manufactured to block uncomfortable UV rays while still allowing in maximum sunlight, ensuring interior comfort for your home.

An updated style for your replacement windows in Colorado also add to your home’s energy-efficiency and your overall comfort. Traditional single-hung windows actually allow in the most outside heat and air, while casement windows, sliders, and awning windows fit snugly in their frame, adding to their insulating properties. Casement windows and picture windows also offer an unobstructed view to the outside, letting in maximum sunlight for a more comfortable interior.

New Energy-Efficient Entryway Doors in Denver

New entryway doors in Denver also improve your home’s overall energy efficiency. As with windows, old doors might pull away from their frames and allow in outside heat, cold, and humidity, while letting out your interior heating and cooling. New entryway doors for a Denver home typically arrive with a new frame, ensuring a snug fit and less loss of your heating and cooling!

Today’s models of new replacement doors in Denver are also manufactured with a variety of energy-efficient materials, including foam cores wrapped in steel or a solid, dense wood. Fiberglass doors are also lightweight and secure while also very energy-efficient. Choosing new entry doors for a Denver home can then reduce your energy bills while ensuring a comfortable, secure environment in your home.

Our Green Built Brand

Green Building & Sustainable Strategies is proud to recognize EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver and their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. We are also proud to showcase their work as a recipient of our Green Built Brand because of their passion for energy-efficiency and green building standards. EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver is so committed to customers that they offer their own financing options and work with each homeowner to find the best energy-efficient replacement windows and doors for Denver homes, fitting their needs and their budget.

EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver
1719 Emerson St, Denver, CO 80218
(720) 730-6606

At Green Building & Sustainable Strategies, we hope to see more companies like EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver in the coming years, dedicated to environmentally products and processes and to their own customers. In the end, companies like EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver will mean more green building practices, more energy and cost savings, and more worldwide sustainability!

By |2019-07-31T19:16:29+00:00July 5th, 2019|Business Showcase|Comments Off on EnerPro Window Replacement of Denver

Fort Collins Roofing Company

Green Building & Sustainable Strategies is proud to showcase Fort Collins Roofing Company as one of our recent Green Built Brand badge recipients! Fort Collins Roofing Company is one of the highest-rated northern Colorado roofing companies for a variety of reasons, and we’re proud to showcase their work and their commitment to quality and environmental conservation.

About Fort Collins Roofing Company

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One reason that Fort Collins Roofing Company stands out from other roofing contractors in Fort Collins, CO, is that they’re dedicated to customer service and know that a customer’s satisfaction is job one. Fort Collins Roofing Company prides themselves on their rapid response times for emergency roof repairs in Fort Collins and surrounding areas.

Fort Collins Roofing Company also specializes in hail damage in Fort Collins, ensuring prompt and efficient repairs as quickly as possible. They work with all major insurance companies, handling the paperwork for their customers so the entire process of Fort Collins roof repair is as stress-free as possible. Whatever needs to be done, the entire crew at Fort Collins Roofing Company is dedicated to teamwork and customer satisfaction.

Fort Collins Roofing Company
215 Jefferson St Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 825-0130

Roof Installations and Energy Conservation

Homeowners and business owners often fail to realize that new roof installations in Fort Collins, CO, is an excellent way to conserve energy and reduce pollution. A structure’s roof is an essential part of its overall insulating properties, keeping in your heating and cooling while keeping out excessive humidity and cold winter air.

A full roof replacement of a Fort Collins home or business also protects a structure from water leaks and resultant mold growth. Water leaks also lead to damage of interior drywall, insulation, wood framing, carpeting and underlying padding, and basement walls and floors. Repairing this damage means the use of natural resources for manufacturing new materials whereas a quality roof repair in Fort Collins by the pros at Fort Collins Roofing Company avoids that damage in the first place!

Roof Repair in Fort Collins and Your Property

A new roof installation for a Fort Collins home or commercial property protects it from damage and creates a comfortable interior environment, while offering many benefits outside that structure as well! Older roofs detract from a property’s appearance and especially if they’re covered in soot stains or water stains, and if shingles are curled, torn, or outright missing.

Older asphalt shingles also tend to shed their protective granules which then wind up in gutters and along the landscaping close to your home or commercial structure. These granules might clog gutters and lead to overflows and more water damage outside that building, while also choking or otherwise hurting your beautiful landscaping features! Loose granules also get washed away during a rainstorm or when you water your property, winding up in nearby water sources or getting absorbed into the soil.

A Fort Collins Roof Installation Is Not a DIY Job!

Homeowners today are trying to handle as many renovation and repair jobs as possible, to save money and get the job done as quickly as possible. However, tool rentals from a nearby hardware store and online videos cannot take the place of professional roof replacement in Fort Collins. Proper roof repairs of a Fort Collins home require expertise and experience as well as skills one can only learn while on the job.

Professional roofing contractors in Fort Collins ensure that a residential or commercial roof replacement is done right, reducing the risk of future holes, cracks, water leaks, lost shingles, bent or damaged flashing, and other issues due to poor-quality workmanship. A professional roof replacement by the pros at Fort Collins Roofing Company keeps a structure’s interior insulated properly, reducing energy consumption and that structure’s carbon footprint.

Our Green Built Brand

Green Building & Sustainable Strategies is proud to recognize Fort Collins Roofing Company as a Green Built Brand, due to their commitment to excellence in the roofing industry. Everyone at Fort Collins Roofing Company is dedicated to ensuring every property receives the same meticulous attention to detail and is installed and repaired to the highest standards of excellence, providing a well-insulated interior and beautiful exterior as well. Renovation waste is kept to a minimum and all properties cleaned thoroughly after project completion.

We hope other roofing companies in Fort Collins and around the world follow their lead in ensuring that their work stands the test of time and provides the most protection for a structure. Quality roofs mean less energy consumption and less impact of a building on the environment, so we’re happy to showcase the work of Fort Collins Roofing Company and their dedication to excellence, the environment, and green building practices.

By |2019-07-04T16:06:02+00:00July 4th, 2019|Default|Comments Off on Fort Collins Roofing Company

Showcase Your Expertise!

Are you a builder, construction manager, developer, engineer, or architect committed to green building practices?

Are you a business owner or homeowner dedicated to conserving energy and doing all you can to preserve the environment?

Are you a manufacturer, distributor, or tradesperson working in the home construction and improvement industries with a commitment to green and sustainable practices?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Green Building and Sustainable Strategies is proud to create a space where eco-conscious developers and tradespersons as well as home improvement contractors can showcase their products and their expertise! We are committed to supporting some of the most eco-conscious and dedicated tradespersons by providing them as much exposure as possible and rewarding their efforts in green and sustainable building.

Throughout the year we will be writing about those companies that meet our green building standards and awarding them our “Green Built Brand” badge. This is our way of thanking them for their commitment to conservation and environmental preservation efforts. Our badge also strengthens their reputation in the community and their respective industries, as an independent endorsement of their practices and philosophies.

If you think your company is eligible for our Green Built Brand badge or would just like to showcase your work and products, don’t hesitate to contact us! In the meantime, browse our site for the latest news about sustainable and green building in your area and from around the world.

By |2019-08-06T20:40:53+00:00July 4th, 2019|Business Showcase|Comments Off on Showcase Your Expertise!

Today’s Top Trends in Sustainability

Sustainability is not just another business buzzword or fad that’s here today and gone tomorrow. Trends in sustainability ensure that builders, property owners, business managers, engineers, urban planners, and homeowners are doing everything possible to reduce their carbon footprint and preserve the environment. Check out today’s top trends in sustainability and consider how many of these you might incorporate in your industry as well as your daily life.

Sustainable Driving and Delivery Services

When choosing a new vehicle for personal use or as a delivery van, fleet vehicle, or heavy-duty truck for construction trades, consider that vehicle’s fuel economy and smart features such as computer-controlled fuel injection and braking. Many of today’s vehicles also have onboard alerts that tell you when parts need maintenance or repairs or for when a driver is wasting fuel with their driving habits. All of these features reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Drone delivery services also reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions; consider purchasing from companies that employ drones or other eco-friendly techniques for delivery. It’s also vital that you choose local raw materials whenever possible, to reduce delivery distances for construction materials, materials used in your production facility, for a home renovation, and other such applications.

Plastic Recycling

Consumers are reducing their consumption of single-use plastics such as straws and shopping bags in record numbers, while production facilities and construction managers are finding new ways to incorporate recycled plastics in their industries. Recycled plastics might even take the place of a variety of building materials, including concrete and wood.

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Sustainable Building Materials and Practices

Along with recycled plastic, using sustainable building materials is a trend that is here to stay! Today’s construction managers and even homeowners are looking to include sustainable building materials in construction and renovation as much as possible; this might include insisting that concrete batches contain a certain percentage of recycled concrete or using bamboo in place of less sustainable wood species.

Construction managers and homeowners are also employing more sustainable building practices for new construction and renovation. For example, scraps of wood, broken bricks and tile, and carpet remnants are collected and recycled or otherwise reused rather than trashed, keeping them out of landfills and reducing the need for virgin materials.

Eco-Friendly Climate Control

Rather than relying on heavy-duty HVAC systems in commercial structures and residential homes, architects and even homeowners are using and relying on eco-friendly climate control systems. This includes energy-efficient and smart appliances, zone and programmable thermostats, double-glazed and triple-glazed windows, heat-blocking and insulating window films, strategically placed ceiling fans, skylights, cool roofs, and geothermal HVAC systems.

These eco-friendly climate control systems use far less power, if any at all, to insulate homes and commercial structures and create a comfortable environment. Zone and programmable thermostats and energy-efficient appliances even reduce your use of electricity for climate control! These features and options even enhance a structure’s interior insulation and reduce uncomfortable sunlight in summertime while also introducing needed sunlight in winter, creating a more comfortable interior environment while reducing your overall carbon footprint.

By |2019-08-31T05:54:28+00:00July 4th, 2019|Trends|Comments Off on Today’s Top Trends in Sustainability