Category: Energy Efficiency

3 Green Updates for Your Home

3 green updates for your home

Remodeling a home is more than choosing colors, knocking out walls or adding an addition. Some changes to a house are about finding ways to live more sustainably while reducing energy consumption. Fortunately, many of these updates are also be aesthetically pleasing and affordable. Green buildings in Portland are a trend. Environmentally friendly updates increase…

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Benefits of Window Tinting for Comfort and Protection


Window film not only makes rooms that are filled with natural sunlight more comfortable, but also protects your furniture and you from harmful UV rays that you might be underestimating. When outdoors in the summertime, most people are aware of the dangers of sun exposure and do what they can to protect themselves. On cloudy…

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Is Window Tint Safe For Double-Pane Windows?

Even with double paned windows, you can remove window tint

  Updated August 28, 2017. Originally published Sept. 2, 2014. Untreated windows can lead to excess heat, glare and sun damage in your Portland home or business. If you’re dealing with any of these issues, you’ve probably considered several solutions. Perhaps you’ve tried keeping the blinds or drapes closed. Maybe you’ve priced awnings or window…

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How To Stay Cool Indoors Without Air Conditioning


  Portland’s mild summers make air conditioning an option rather than a necessity. Many homeowners in Oregon do without the convenience of AC. Saying “no” to AC saves money and electricity. For ten months out of the year, living AC-free in Portland seems like a wise choice. But, when hot weather hits, many Oregonians suffer….

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Make Your Rental Property More Appealing


Portland landlords aren’t exactly hard-pressed to find tenants. If you rent homes or apartments in the city, you may feel like prospective tenants are knocking down your door. While there’s no lack of renters in the Rose City, improving the condition and appeal of your properties may help you attract the type of occupant you…

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Window Film Helps Businesses Go Green


Smart Oregon business owners are always looking for innovative methods to save money. Using energy-efficient materials is one of the best ways to trim expenses. A commitment to eco-friendly systems has benefits that go beyond economics. It’s also a socially responsible way to run your company. Efficient buildings have less of an impact on the…

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5 Ways Window Film Enhances an Office


Commercial applications of window film aren’t limited to large reflective windows in impressive office buildings. Film solves a number of problems that plague commercial buildings. It can make your office more comfortable, efficient and safe. Here are a few of the ways window film can enhance your office or workplace….

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Watch the Savings Pile Up When You Install Window Film


Window film can save you money by preserving furniture and lowering energy bills. It can make your home’s temperature more comfortable while reducing energy consumption. How can you calculate if the benefits of window film outweigh the cost of its installation? It’s hard to put a dollar value on comfort and a smaller carbon footprint….

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