Capitalism with a Green Heart by Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson contracted energy renovations for 30 years and served the industry as president of the California Building Performance Association before starting GreenEarthEquities in 2008.  He performs deep energy retrofits on foreclosed homes and and is building an Army of Energy-Wise Investors to do the same.  As the principal of GreenEarthEquities, his column provides proven insights into the nuts and bolts of profitable energy-wise house flipping utilizing the latest green building tools and technology.  Click here to read one or all of his many posts on every aspect of this issue. his column provides proven insights into the nuts and bolts of profitable energy-wise house flipping utilizing the latest green building tools and technology.  Click here to read one or all of his many posts on every aspect of this issue.

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Passiv Haus, Dresden, Day 1

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The first day of the PassivHaus conference in Dresden showed some clear similarities in the Home Performance Industry in Europe and America as well as some huge differences.   Similarities:   1. The industry on both continents is developing with a strong reliance on subsidies, either government grants or tax credits, or utility rebates.    Testing and certification is essential to this approach and is...Continue Reading!

Oops! I Forgot The Most Cost Effective Green Measure!

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On Tuesday's Webinar, I relented and gave a "Top 10" list of Home Performance Measures.    As I explained, the danger in this is that not all houses are the same and so they rarely fit perfectly into this type of prescriptive thinking.    Even more dangerous is to rely on the list and because everything is checked off, not...Continue Reading!

100525 Top 10 List For Energy Wise Home Renovation

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GreenEarthEquites Top 10 List for Energy Wise Home Renovation.  Homes can vary greatly in both challenges and potential.  Learn techniches that will help create a strategy for success and assist in implement your plans effectively when addressing the Four Areas of Home Performance which are: (1) Energy Envelope  (2) Comfort Systems  (3) Safety and Air Quality  (4) Water Conservation. [issuu viewmode=presentation Reading!

“Top 10” Home Performance Renovations? What If You Had To Choose?

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That was exactly the question that one of the readers from Sacramento asked me last week.  I thought it was a good question and worthy of writing an article about.   But first the disclaimer and a few caveats.    Us humans love lists,  especially Top 10 lists.   They can be an aid to thinking, especially for the one...Continue Reading!

100518 Picking Your Team

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100511 Lessons From New Construction

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Home Performance and Pretty? Can I Have Both? Quickly?

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Have you ever "day dreamed" or fantasized, "What if life circumstances changed & you re-located across the country and got to choose a new place to live?" I know that if you're reading this blog, you're at least somewhat of a Home Performance Geek like me. And I know that only a few of us in this industry actually...Continue Reading!

A New Brand Or Just An Expanded Menu?

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Green? Greenwashed? Or Just Miss A Few Details?

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A Southern California "Green Renovation Home" just got a lot of press and a Congressional Award.... and then the "rest of the story" came out.   The home was called  Net Zero but actually turned out to be an Energy Hog.    What Happened?   Here's the article (From a British source.... seems to be arm's length observation) This is exactly...Continue Reading!

100427 ACI 2010 Wrap Up

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