Local, sustainable lumber

By Molly Gallagher Burk Here in Maine, we are lucky to be surrounded by some of the most sustainable building…

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The first step — An assessment

How much time do you spend in your home on an average day? Is it eight hours? 10 hours? More?…

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Efficiency Maine Rebates Spur Record Number of Heat Pump Water Heater Installations

Efficiency Maine Rebates Spur Record Number of Heat Pump Water Heater Installations

(AUGUSTA) – Since July 1, 2013, a record number of Maine homeowners have installed high-efficiency heat pump water heaters using…

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Learn the art & science of growing food in Maine: Four resources to help get you started and expand your skills

By Heather Foran Perhaps you’re a green-thumbed veteran looking to expand productivity, creativity, and diversity. Maybe you’ve had a difficult…

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Expert Conversation: Hazel Onsrud from Maine Green Power

Hazel Onsrud is the local manager for the Maine Green Power program, the Maine Public Utilities Commission‘s green electricity offering….

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Start your own vegetable garden: Six Easy Steps

Start your own vegetable garden: Six Easy Steps

1. PICK A SPOT You want your garden to get lots of sun (6 hours is ideal) in an area…

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Air source heat pumps: Improved technology is efficient and affordable

Air source heat pumps: Improved technology is efficient and affordable

By Merritt Carey If you’ve heard of heat pumps before, you’ve likely heard of them in the context of geothermal…

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Wood heating comes of age: Pellet Boilers offer a viable alternative to oil and gas heating systems

Wood heating comes of age: Pellet Boilers offer a viable alternative to oil and gas heating systems

By Merritt Carey Most of us have heard of pellet stoves before, but pellet boilers are a relatively new phenomenon…

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Financing energy & efficiency upgrades

If you’re concerned about fluctuating energy prices and want to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, here are…

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Making Maine’s homes more energy efficient

Making Maine’s homes more energy efficient

An interview with Dana Fischer of Efficiency Maine Home heating can be expensive, regardless of the fuel your home uses….

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