Thinking Green: Rebuilding California Homes Affected by Wildfires

Calling the wildfires that devastated the state of California “catastrophic” would be a hefty understatement. In 2018, there were more than 8,500 wildfires in California that affected almost 2 million acres of land. Most notably, the Camp Fire that took place in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire that took place in Southern California had… Read more »

What Makes a Green Building “Green?”

Today, more and more people are making the switch to sustainable or “green” buildings. But you may be wondering… Fortunately, we have some answers! We’ve broken down some elements of a sustainable building and what makes them different from other structures. The green materials used The materials that are used in the making of a… Read more »

California to Require Solar Panels on New Homes in 2020

In California, it seems like each week, the state or local municipalities are forging the path forward on renewable energy, making it easier for customers and communities to tap into this essential, booming industry. That is why our economy continues to grow and why California has such a huge impact on the world’s greed initiative…. Read more »

The Update on California’s Goal of 100 Percent Clean Energy

At Rick’s Energy Solutions, we’re proud to live in a state that’s on the cutting edge of clean energy in America. It seems like each week, California hits the headlines with another major advancement in the green economy, whether it’s for automobiles, buildings, or residents. And we’re always excited to see what’s next. 100 percent… Read more »

Green Buildings are Improving the Health and Productivity of Employees

Green buildings are effective at reducing energy, and, therefore, cutting costs. They lie at the cutting edge of architecture, representing sustainability for years to come. Plus, they’re great for property value. There is however, something more important than the building itself—the people! Studies have shown that any buildings taking a green initiative are guaranteed to… Read more »

How to Keep Your Home Warm Without A Rising Energy Bill

When we talk about cutting your energy bill, one of the pushbacks we often hear is about the winter. If we’re cutting back on energy, won’t our homes be cold? Don’t we need heat (and therefore, energy) to keep our homes comfortable during colder months? Our answer is simple: you can keep your home warm… Read more »

Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

Though you may be aware of the climate change occurring, you may not really understand how you’re helping it grow—and not in a good way. It starts with the impact we as humans are leaving on the earth; our carbon footprint. Carbon footprints explained This term refers to the amount of greenhouse gases that are… Read more »

3 Health Benefits that Come with Green Buildings

There are plenty of reasons to go green: lessen your environmental impact, lessen your energy bill, and even increase your property value, in many occasions. But one thing we often forget is that green buildings bring with them several human health benefits that are worth mentioning. More air ventilation = higher level of productivity For… Read more »

There’s More Than Just Rick, at Rick’s Energy Solutions

Walking into the office of Rick’s Energy Solutions, today, you will find an office space completed with files of cabinets, work ready desk areas, and a collection of trained professionals ready to provide answers to all of your energy efficiency questions. But, it has not always been so conventionally set. Just a little over one… Read more »

What is my HERS Index Score and How is it Calculated?

We could talk all day about the benefits of HERS testing—and we have in a previous post! However, there’s more to understand when it comes to the HERS Index Score. It can tell you how efficiently your home’s operating its energy, areas that you can improve upon, and, by doing so, cost-saving measures that you… Read more »