Mayor Emanuel Announces Support for Municipal Aggregation

Municipal aggregation offers opportunities for savings, but a more long-term approach to household electricity savings is energy efficient home improvements such as adding insulation or switching to efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. These changes are lasting, and will improve energy usage, increase annual savings, and improve the value of your home, free from a reliance on third party.

Efficient Homes Are Worth More

Energy efficient homes are worth more, so says real estate giant Trulia.  In a story posted last month citing five reasons to go-green, staff writer Tara-Nicholle Nelson presents data from the The Appraisal Journal that, "for every $1 green home improvements decreased the property's annual energy bills, the home’s value increases by $10-$25."  Using that math, effciency improvements that reduce your energy bills by $500.00 woul

Energy Efficient Lighting

You can reduce your electricity bills quickly and inexpensively by switching from incandescent light bulbs to newer, more energy efficient lighting options. Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) last long, and use far less electricity than traditional bulbs.

Making Efficiency Trendy in Home Buying

Orange Shag Carpeting? Or Granite Countertops?

We all know that real estate gets trendy. And there’s nothing like a home sale to tell you if you are in or out of fashion. Homes with the orange shag sell for less. Homes with the new granite sell for more.