The Passive House Concept   Passive House certification represents one of today’s highest energy standards, with overall energy savings of 60-70%.  A Passive House project maximizes the energy efficiency of the building components essential in all buildings: Roof Walls Windows Floors Electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems Through significantly decreasing a building’s energy losses, traditionally expensive heating and.. read more →

Langdon Earns $10,000 for Energy Reductions Everyday Green is thrilled to announce the Langdon Education Campus will receive $10,000 for reducing their energy usage over 10% during the recent Sprint to Savings challenge.  We worked with the school to identify simple measures for students and faculty to cut their energy consumption. DC Green Schools Challenge.. read more →

GreenCon: Pennsylvania’s Green Living Conference On March 17th and 18th, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter will host its third annual GreenCon symposium at Millersville University.  The conference brings together the business community, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government entities, and local citizens to work towards strategic sustainable changes throughout Central Pennsylvania. GreenCon offers a LEED–GA.. read more →

What is Benchmarking? It can be overwhelming to establish a cost effective plan to address inefficient aspects of your building’s energy and water usage. At Everyday Green we recommend benchmarking as the first step, an inexpensive and unobtrusive way to get an idea of how your building is performing. With benchmarking, you can systematically and.. read more →

Multifamily Building Testing Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…will stop Everyday Green from solving problems in buildings.  While the rest of DC was shut down from 11 inches of snow, the Everyday Green team took to foot to get to a ten story affordable housing building in nearby Columbia Heights. We.. read more →

An air barrier is a critical component to completing any home energy efficiency package.  An effective air barrier reduces air leakage in and through building assemblies, helping to lower energy bills and improve indoor air quality by keeping problematic, unconditioned, and unhealthy air out. According to the ENERGY STAR New Homes program, a typical home.. read more →