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HEPA Filters, DYI Air Purifiers, Effectiveness of House Plants

By |2020-09-17T10:09:17-07:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Part 2, HEPA Filters, DYI Air Purifiers, Effectiveness of House Plants and more on AQI and PM2.5 in California If you have not already, click here and read Part 1 on "Filtering Wildfire Smoke" As we approach the most acres burned in a season in California's [...]

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Filtering Smoke

By |2020-09-17T09:24:41-07:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

How to remove wildfire smoke from your home in California We’ve had a lot of smoke in our air from California wildfires recently. Smoke, like ozone and other air pollutants, can cause severe health problems. To know just how unhealthy the air is there are [...]

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Conservation in Your Backyard: Planting Natives is a Win-Win

By |2020-02-11T17:16:59-08:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , |

By Dorothy Punderson, Education and Outreach Coordinator at Sierra Streams Institute - Nevada City, CA.  Conservation in Your Backyard: Planting Natives is a Win-Win Toyon - Native Species A few weeks ago I was outdoors preparing for an upcoming science education field trip [...]

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Q and A With President and Founder, Ray Darby

By |2019-07-31T10:31:42-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: California, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Q and A With Ray This Q & A pertains to California's Quantum Leap in Building Standards. The questions answered here come from inquiries into concepts, technologies and standard specific rhetoric found in our article on California's rooftop solar mandate. What are heat pump water heaters? [...]

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Dangerous Electrical Panel Warning

By |2019-06-26T13:51:10-07:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dangerous Electrical Panels There’s a fair chance you own one of the many electrical panels known to be dangerous. They can subject the home to fire danger or, for someone working on them, electrical shock. Do you own a dangerous panel? What are the risks? [...]

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The Potential Risks of Unpermitted Construction: What You Need to Know

By |2019-06-26T15:54:03-07:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Last year the Nevada County Building Department changed its approach to building code enforcement to increase compliance. Rather than inspect properties when a complaint was made, which was the previous policy, now county officials are inspecting properties based on awareness of information about possible code [...]

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Consumption Monitoring

By |2019-06-12T14:17:42-07:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What Does My Electricity Usage Look Like? Have you ever wondered where your power is going or why your electric bill is bigger than you expected, even after you have installed a solar electric system? Consumption monitoring offers an at-a-glance visual glimpse into your electric [...]

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Heat Pumps 101

By |2019-06-26T16:48:13-07:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Heat Pumps – Efficient Appliances That Deliver Both Comfort and Savings A heat pump is sort of like an air conditioner, but with a reversing valve so it can both heat and cool your building very efficiently, with electricity! Heat pumps have evolved a lot [...]

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