Questions and Answers with Ron Welsch, Heritage Builders Inc.
Q: I want to invest some money in something that increases in value. What do you recommend?
A: The first thing would be a home energy audit by Focus on Energy auditors. A 2-3 hour home energy inspection will: determine the rate of air loss from your home, [...]
by Mark Lewis, Archer Lion
Building a green home or remolding in a green way is more than just using recycled products. While that’s one component, building green is a holistic approach that involves many factors.
Landscaping – Planting deciduous trees on the South side of the house aids in summer cooling and when the leaves fall [...]
by Bob Sworski, cbs² Architects
Sustainability in the construction industry spans a very broad band of ideas and concepts. One of the first common “sustainable” concepts was realized in the 1970’s in conserving energy, both fuel and electricity. Simply turning off your lights when not in use qualifies as a sustainable practice. Today, more and [...]
Safe Kids Chippewa Valley (a program sponsored by Sacred Heart Hospital), Eau Claire Ford Lincoln and Quick Lane, and AAA of Wisconsin are partnering to offer Chippewa Valley parents a safe and environmentally-friendly alternative to disposing of outgrown or unused children’s car seats.
Safe Kids Chippewa Valley and Eau Claire Ford Lincoln and Quick Lane will [...]
by Pam Jaffke
Sunrider herbal food, household, personal care and skin care products are exclusive and truly in a league of their own. The Philosophy of Regeneration is the blueprint for each Sunrider product, thereby making the products unique in concept, efficacy and quality. This Philosophy has four essential principles:
1. Sunrider products nourish and cleanse your [...]
The new Mayo Clinic Dialysis Center in Menomonie is designed to help patients whose kidneys aren’t functioning properly. It’s also designed to help the environment.
When the new facility opens in early spring, all its heating and cooling needs will be controlled through a geothermal energy system.
“It will be a lot more energy efficient,” said Bob [...]
by Glen Fisher
As our nation enters another presidential election year, many politicians speak of their policies for energy independence. It seems every candidate has the best vision to satisfy our country’s energy needs. Whether it be building a pipeline for oil sands from Canada, or expanding “fracking” of natural gas reserves, discussion rages about how [...]
Norwex is committed to radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning to promote health. More than ever we feel the need to emphasize the positive environmental impact of reducing chemical use.
During the past several hundred years, human activity has significantly altered our global environment, and the negative effects of this are [...]
by Diane Wolfe
What makes a car green? Apparently, design with the environment in mind. According to greenercars.org, design improvements developed by automotive engineers are the main reason that cars have improved, or become “greener”, over the past generation.
Thirty years ago, the average new car got no more than 13 miles per gallon. Its pollution controls [...]
City Green Buzz
Plans are in the works to add an electric car to the fleet of City of Eau Claire cars in the very near future. Hoops are being jumped through as you read this!
Chippewa Valley Sustainable Future Festival
The Chippewa Valley Sustainable Future Festivalwill held at the Eau Claire County Exposition Center, Saturday, August 11, [...]