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Keeping the Poconos Green: Where Is “Green Building” Headed?

Posted by John Holahan on Jun 12, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Just a few weeks ago, Tesla’s Elon Musk made headlines again, but not with his electric car or one of his SpaceX rockets. The attention was on a new home battery, the Powerwall Home Battery that can power your entire home. Not long ago, that would have been viewed as an “interesting” idea that was kind of on the fringe. But what’s really interesting is that mere days after the announcement, Musk shared that his company had 38,000 reservations for the Powerwall. According to curbed.com that means the game-changing home battery is sold out until 2016. And while the batteries won’t ship until later this summer, Tesla may be looking at $800 million in revenue! 

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Topics: Energy Efficient Homes, Green building, Poconos custom homebuilders, sustainable building

4 Shades of Green: How to Use Less Energy and Save on Utilities

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 26, 2015 5:01:00 PM

One of the reasons people relocate to the Poconos is to enjoy the greenery that surrounds them so much of the year. But there’s another kind of “green” that can help homeowners use less energy, save on utilities, and be a little easier on the green that grows outside their homes. Whether you’re building a new custom home in the Poconos or remodeling and existing home, here are four simple ways to use less energy and save money—while lessening your impact on the environment.

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Topics: Energy Efficient Homes, HERS Index, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Poconos Home Remodelers

3 Reasons You Should Think About Energy Efficiency for Your New Home in the Poconos

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 4, 2014 7:32:00 AM

As builders in the Poconos we see an increased awareness about energy-efficient homes—and an increased demand for homes that are easier on our resources. Maybe it’s not the first thing you think about when considering a new home in this beautiful area, but here are three reasons you should think about energy efficiency for your new home in the Poconos.

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Topics: Poconos New Homes, Energy Efficient Homes, Poconos Custom Home Builder, Energy Efficient Homes in the Poconos

What is the HERS Index and Why Does it Matter for my Poconos Home?

Posted by John Holahan on Nov 1, 2014 4:00:36 PM

These days you read a lot about energy-efficient homes. But what does that really mean? How can you accurately compare one home’s efficiency against another?  And what does that matter when it comes to your home in the Poconos?

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Topics: Poconos Custom Homes, Energy Efficient Homes, HERS Index, HERS Index Tool, Energy Efficient Homes in the Poconos

Saving Money with Green Home Improvements

Posted by Liberty Homes on Oct 2, 2013 8:08:02 PM

Energy prices are continually being raised by national suppliers, cranking up your annual gas and electricity bills at an alarming rate. But there are plenty of ways to combat this hike in prices and suitable options for homeowners on varying budgets. View the following infographic from Quotatis to view some of the ways you can reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint at the same time.

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Topics: Energy Efficient Homes, Liberty News, sustainable homes, Buying A Green Home, Eco Friendly Housing, liberty homes custom builders, Eco Friendly Builders, homes with low energy bills, Eco Friendly Builders in Pennsylvania, buying an eco friendly home, Custom Homes in Pennsylvania, Buildling Green, Eco Friendly Homes, green home improvements, green home builders, green home builders in Pennsylvania, green homes, reducing the carbon foot print of your home

Increasing Energy Efficiency in a Home Dramatically Lowers Energy Bills

Posted by Liberty Homes on Mar 19, 2013 6:21:20 AM

This is a press release from The Pennsylvania Builders Association from last July but it highlights what we have long known -- that energy efficient homes are much more fiscally efficient than homes that don't take advantage of energy saving technology.

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Topics: PA Builders Association, Energy Efficient Homes, Lower Energy Bills, Building an Energy Efficient Home

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