Homes Need To Breathe – Don’t They?

Intuitively, this makes sense, doesn’t it? We want fresh air in our homes. It’s healthier. But let’s think this through. How is air drawn into our homes and what must it pass through to get inside? Two conditions must exist: first, there must be an opening of some sort connecting the outside to the inside,… Read more »

The Green Materials Market for Building Is Going to Skyrocket in 2015

Everyone’s going green. According to a Transparency Market Research report, the green materials market for building is going to skyrocket from its $106.32 billion value in 2012 to a whopping $234.77 billion industry value by 2019. It’s not difficult to see why the industry is growing at such a rapid pace. With the striking health… Read more »

What Does It Mean to Be GreenPoint Rated?

Here at Ricks Energy Solutions, we use the GreenPoint Rating system to evaluate how energy-efficient and environmentally friendly your home is. But what exactly does that mean? GreenPoint Ratings are essentially a system put in place by the non-profit organization based in California geared at promoting healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings. GreenPoint Rated houses are… Read more »

The Many Benefits of Home Energy Audits

Whether we realize it or not, our homes are constantly using energy. In many cases, this is a good thing and we are actively aware of the process. In others, excess energy gets consumed and wasted, costing the homeowner money for no good reason. Fortunately, a home energy audit can provide you with a thorough… Read more »