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Why Energy-Efficiency Isn’t a Sacrifice Anymore

Posted by John Holahan on Jan 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM

There was a time when building a “green” home meant a lot of added expense that was usually accompanied by less comfort and convenience. If you wanted to build something that was easier on the environment, it meant making some sacrifices.

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Topics: HERS Index, Poconos custom homebuilders, energy-efficient building, RESNET homebuilder, saving on utilities

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

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

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

HERS Index Tool

Posted by Liberty Homes on Mar 14, 2013 6:06:20 AM

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Topics: HERS Index, Resnet, HERS Index Tool, Energy Smart Builder

What Does It Mean To Be An Energy Smart Builder?

Posted by Liberty Homes on Mar 8, 2013 2:39:56 PM

The cost to heat and cool our homes has only increased over the years. Whether you're building a new cabin or vacation home you still want to build the most energy efficient home possible.

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Topics: HERS Index, Resnet, Energy Smart Builder

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