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Invest your tax refund in energy efficiency

By evergreenyourhome on April 02, 2013, at 9:08 a.m.
The average tax refund has been around $3000 for the past two years, and financial experts suggest that investing in your home is one of the smartest uses for that bonus cash. Since investing in energy efficiency will actually reduce your fuel bills, it’s an investment that will save you …
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Evergreen Offers New Celluloaf Insulation

By evergreenyourhome on April 01, 2013, at 12:41 p.m.
Evergreen Home Performance is proud to announce an innovative new insulation product that makes homes warm and “toasty” and revives the baking career of CEO Richard Burbank. Celluloaf is the yeast, flour, and cellulose based insulation formula used to shield your home from dramatic cold and warm temperatures, all while …
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What to Expect: FREE Infrared Analysis

By evergreenyourhome on March 29, 2013, at 2:31 p.m.
Rockland-based Evergreen Home Performance offers FREE energy consults to homeowners eager to learn more about a home energy efficiency project that will save 25-50% on overall energy use. Contact Evergreen Home Performance for your FREE energy-smart consult at 594-2244 to find out how we can do the same for you! …
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Basement Encapsulation totally transforms dark, wet basements into dry, usable space.

Spring Moisture Showing Up in Your Basement?

By evergreenyourhome on March 28, 2013, at 1:55 p.m.
The snow is receding – but where is all that moisture going? Whatever your basement looks like, chances are that moisture from the spring thaw will evaporate from Midcoast Maine’s hard packed marine clay and diffuse into your home. High levels of moisture in the house can lead to corrosion, …
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Transform Your Wet Basement into Dry, Usable Space

By evergreenyourhome on March 26, 2013, at 1:47 p.m.
There are basements where people enjoy spending time. They’re warm, dry, and cozy, and they make great playrooms, or guest rooms, or media rooms. We imagine they’re something like Shangri-La: happy, idyllic, and – let’s be honest – fictional. Most of the basements we see have more in cTransform Your …
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Spring Moisture Showing Up in Your Basement?

By evergreenyourhome on March 25, 2013, at 11:05 a.m.
The snow is receding – but where is all that moisture going? Whatever your basement looks like, chances are that moisture from the spring thaw will evaporate from Midcoast Maine’s hard packed marine clay and diffuse into your home. High levels of moisture in the house can lead to corrosion, …
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Cold Weather is the Perfect Time for a FREE Infrared Scan

By evergreenyourhome on March 22, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.
Thermal imaging lets us visualize temperature differences, making it one of the most essential (and interesting) parts of a FREE consult with Evergreen Home Performance. Though our infrared cameras are sophisticated enough to reveal thermal gaps year-round, the images we see at this time of year are especially dramatic – …
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Visit Evergreen at the Biz Expo!

By evergreenyourhome on March 20, 2013, at 11:39 a.m.
Ready for a fresh look at home improvement? Visit Evergreen Home Performance at the Pen Bay Business & Community Expo today! The energy efficiency audits and contracting company will join the region’s best businesses, crafters, and non-profit organizations. BPI-certified Energy Advisors will be on hand to explain why home performance …
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Visit Evergreen at the Pen Bay Chamber of Commerce Biz Expo!

By evergreenyourhome on March 19, 2013, at 8:31 a.m.
Ready for a fresh look at home improvement? Visit Evergreen Home Performance at the Pen Bay Business & Community Expo this Wednesday! The energy efficiency audits and contracting company will join the region’s best businesses, crafters, and non-profit organizations. BPI-certified Energy Advisors will be on hand to explain why home …
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Homeowner Interview: Affordable Solutions

By evergreenyourhome on Aug. 17, 2012, at 2:28 p.m.
Beth and Jon have great plans for their Cape Elizabeth home, from kitchen renovations to the addition of a porch and an art studio. “We have a 30-year plan,” explains Beth, “but having a manageable overhead is the first priority. If we can cut our energy bills, the savings will …
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Evergreen Home Performance Energy Advisor Liza Wheeler assesses a home's energy efficiency during a home energy audit.

Local Students Exlore STEM Careers

By evergreenyourhome on July 31, 2012, at 9:11 a.m.
Local Students Explore STEM Careers A home energy audit is the last thing on the summer bucket list for most high school students, but that’s just what Jessie Knight found herself doing last month. Knight shadowed Evergreen Home Performance Energy Advisor Liza Wheeler as part of a pilot program developed …
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Evergreen Home Performance in the Community: Adas Yoshuron Synagogue

By evergreenyourhome on July 20, 2012, at 10:03 a.m.
Although Evergreen Home Performance focuses primarily on residential energy efficiency, we can’t resist projects that cut costs and improve comfort for the whole community. Controlling costs is particularly important for organizations and municipalities serving many needs on increasingly tight budgets. Evergreen’s comprehensive energy analysis and customized improvement projects have helped …
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Indoor Air Quality and Healthy Homes

By evergreenyourhome on July 17, 2012, at 10:17 a.m.
Are you sick of that musty smell wafting up from your basement – or sick because of it? Indoor pollution levels are typically two to five times higher than those outside, and even if you’re adamant about maintaining a tidy, smoke-free home, moisture problems, poor ventilation, and contaminants can increase …
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Listen to the Blues Festival, thanks to Evergreen!

By evergreenyourhome on July 12, 2012, at 10:05 a.m.
Evergreen Home Performance is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of MidCoast 102.5’s simulcast of the North Atlantic Blues Festival. The annual two-day blues music festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, but Evergreen’s sponsorship means that you don’t have to be there to enjoy the full …
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Listen to the Blues Festival, thanks to Evergreen!

By evergreenyourhome on July 11, 2012, at 1:43 p.m.
Evergreen Home Performance is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of MidCoast 102.5’s simulcast of the North Atlantic Blues Festival. The annual two-day blues music festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, but Evergreen’s sponsorship means that you don’t have to be there to enjoy the full …
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On the Evergreen Bookshelf: Before the Lights Go Out

By evergreenyourhome on July 10, 2012, at 11:52 a.m.
At Evergreen Home Performance, our passion for energy efficiency inspires us to keep close tabs on energy policy, and on the resources that help us all understand our energy future. Maggie Koerth-Baker’s intensely readable Before the Lights Go Out is the perfect way to get up to speed because it …
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Evergreen Home Performance's Ham Niles, Elise Brown, Svea Tullberg, and Cree Hale Krull spelled their way to victory at the Rockland Public Library Spelling Bee

Rockland Public Library Spelling Bee winner

By evergreenyourhome on April 04, 2012, at 12:05 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — In the world of wine, a jeroboam is a double magnum, equal to four regular bottles. The word had a different meaning at the Rockland Public Library Spelling Bee Tuesday night: victory. Evergreen Home Performance’s Drafty Bulkheads won the Bee when their only remaining competition – the …
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Rockland City Councilman Larry Pritchett and Library Director Amy Levine join Evergreen Home Performance Production Manager Svea Tullberg at the Library's final energy analysis.

Behind the Scenes: Energy Efficiency at the Rockland Public Library

By evergreenyourhome on April 03, 2012, at 2:40 p.m.
ROCKLAND, Maine — Energy efficiency upgrades at the Rockland Public Library reduced the building’s draftiness by 50% and could save taxpayers more than $10,000 annually. Learn how Evergreen Home Performance diagnosed the historic library’s efficiency problems, designed a comprehensive improvement project that will pay for itself in less than seven …
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Camden Gets First PACE Project

By evergreenyourhome on March 12, 2012, at 2:21 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — Camden Select Board Member Jim Heard is getting an energy efficiency upgrade, thanks to the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program and Evergreen Home Performance. Heard and his wife, Misty Van Kennen, are the first Camden residents to take advantage of what he calls “this incredible opportunity.” …
 
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