Energy Geeks Speaks
Energy Geeks Speak

 

Welcome to our Blog “Energy Geeks Speak”. Here we discuss Issues and Ideas having to do with Home Design, Energy Efficiency, Ventilation, Mold, Radon and much more.

Duct Leakage Test in Middletown R.I.
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Timing is Important When it comes to duct leakage testing in new homes, we recommend testing during the rough-in, after the ductwork has been installed but before the insulation and sheetrock go up. That way if the ductwork system fails … Read More

FORTIFIED Home Silver Certification
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A program of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Energy Geeks President-Ed Beauchemin FORTIFIED WISE-ID#500000508 FORTIFIED Home Program-SILVER Certification What is FORTIFIED Home? FORTIFIED Home is a third party certification program which specifies design and construction standards to … Read More

FORTIFIED Home Bronze Certification
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A program of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Energy Geeks President-Ed Beauchemin FORTIFIED WISE-ID#500000508 FORTIFIED Home Program-BRONZE Certification What is FORTIFIED Home? FORTIFIED Home is a third party certification program which specifies design and construction standards to … Read More

RI Builders Member Profile: Ed Beauchemin
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Nobody can accuse Ed Beauchemin of having modest ambitions. “My goal is to build houses that produce all the energy they consume. Eventually, I want to build whole neighborhoods that do that,” says the energetic lumber-dealer-turned-energy-efficient home designer. “I like … Read More

Prepare Your Home for a Person with a Visual Impairment: 4 Tips
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Author: Jackie Waters When you own a home, naturally you want everyone who lives in it to feel comfortable and welcome. If a loved one with a visual impairment is moving in with you, you’ll likely need to make some … Read More

Attic Insulation in Worcester, MA – Mass Save
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  The Problem: This frigid but friendly homeowner in Worcester Ma, was complaining about a cold kitchen floor and high heating bills. After a careful energy audit paid for by the Mass Save Program it was discovered that her basement … Read More

Attic Insulation Cumberland, R.I. EnergyWise
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The Problem: A typical Cape Cod style home in Cumberland with an uninsulated kneewall (short wall usually on the scecond floor which may run the entire length of the house) causing the entire second floor to feel cold in the … Read More

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