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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

Off-the-Grid Electricity for a Self-Sustaining Home in PA?

Posted by John Holahan on May 23, 2015 7:58:00 AM

There are some new names surfacing when people talk about homebuilding today—and they’re not the kind of names we’ve associated with homebuilding in the past. When the names of Apple and Tesla have surfaced, most of us have thought in terms of computers, smart phones, and electric cars.  My how things have changed! 

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Topics: HERS Index, Green building, Liberty Homes, Home Builders in PA, Custom Home Building in the Poconos

NAHB Remodelers Reveals the Most Popular Features to Improve the Performance of Your Home

Posted by Liberty Homes on May 20, 2014 4:29:54 PM

NAHB, 2014 - According to a new National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers survey, high-performing, Low-emissive (Low-E) windows are the most common green building products used by residential remodelers. To kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May, NAHB released the survey results, which highlight the most common building features that home owners are using to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

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Topics: NAHB, Liberty News, Eco Friendly Housing, Green building

How To Build Your Green Dream Home

Posted by Liberty Homes on Sep 26, 2013 2:59:28 AM

Got a dream green home you’d love to build? Sure, you’ll probably want to include solar panels in the building… but that’s just one element. Green building involves making the most efficient use of the materials that go into the building, and creating a space that allows for sustainable use of resources needed to live in that home… so, energy’s important, but so is water use, air quality, and the relationship of the landscaping to the larger surrounding environment.This helpful inforgraphic from Sustainablog.org illustrates 13 steps to take when building your green dream home.

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Topics: Liberty News, Solar panel, Business, Green building, Building Types, Green home, Sustainability, Construction and Maintenance, Sustainable Architecture

Liberty Homes Remodeling

Posted by Liberty Homes on Sep 10, 2013 2:58:57 AM

Do you have a great home in a great location but need an update to a dated room or outdated design? Do you need more space in your current home - maybe an extra bedroom or home office? Have you decided this is the year to finally finish that basement and turn it into a home theater or children's play area?

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Topics: Liberty News, Universal Design, Technology, Business, Green building, Renovation, Energy, Construction and Maintenance, Home Office

Best Window for Minimum Maintenance

Posted by Liberty Homes on Apr 4, 2013 4:10:22 AM

Increase your home energy efficiency with replacement windows that offer durability, insulation, and protection. Fibrex windows and High Performance™ Low-E4™ Glass help improve energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal in your home. Find out more in this infographic.

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Topics: Technology, Home, Green building, Replacement window, Microsoft Windows, Energy, Conservation, Efficient energy use

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