Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Post Oak Savannah Region

 Energy Best Management Practices

   
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Energy Saver 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development - A Conservationist’s Guide
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Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

 

Petroleum Production on Agricultural Lands in Texas
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Managing Risks and Opportunities

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Green Remediation Best Management Practices - Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

 

15 O & M Best Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings
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Building operation and maintenance programs specifically designed to enhance operating efficiency of HVAC and lighting systems can save 5 to 20 percent of the energy bills without significant capital investment.

 

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
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Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Tips - Your Home's Energy Use
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A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs.

 

Anaerobic Digestion 101
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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
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These voluntary Guidelines provide a structured, scientific process for addressing wildlife conservation concerns at all stages of land-based wind energy development.

 

U.S. Farm Anaerobic Digester Status - A 2011 Snapshot
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This EPA factsheet gives information on trends in use of these manure management systems in the U.S.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

 Green Building

   
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Energy Saver 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

What is green building?

By U.S. Green Building Council
How do buildings work with our natural surroundings to create a more sustainable place to live? Learn how LEED can help make our world greener for all.
 

 

The Business Case for Green Building

The WorldGBC launched its new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" in March 2013. Miles Keeping introduces the report and its findings at Ecobuild in London.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Austin Energy's Residential Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Program Guidelines and Qualifications
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Austin Energy's Residential Solar Photovoltaic PV Rebate Program is designed to help implement customer-owned, grid-tied, PV technology by offering financial incentives that offset the initial investment.

 

Texas Tax Code Incentives for Renewable Energy
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Although the state does not have a tax exemption program at this time that provides funding of renewable energy equipment on an individual basis, there are a few allowable tax exemptions and deductions.

 

Sunset Valley Solar Water Heater Rebate Program
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In an effort to reduce demands on conventional fossil fuel based energy sources the City of Sunset Valley is offering a solar water heater rebate to homeowners.

 

Sunset Valley Solar Energy Conservation Program
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In an effort to reduce demands on conventional fossil fuel based energy sources the City of Sunset Valley is offering a solar energy conservation program to homeowners.& ...

 

City of Plano Smart Energy Loan Program
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The City of Plano established this loan program through the Department of Energy, in conjunction with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.& ...

 

The Texas Renewable Energy Industry
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The state has built upon its energy experience and trained workforce to take the lead in renewable energy production and services. As a result, Texas has become the top state in wind generation capacity and biodiesel production.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase.& ...

 

The five principles of green building
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Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

 

Show Green Building Organizations & Professionals (18)
There are 18 resources serving Post Oak Savannah Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Post Oak Savannah Region
Architects
Nick Cramer
The Vertex Companies, Inc. - Senior Project Manager - Irving, TX
William Harke
LaBella Associates - Architecture Division Director - Yarmouth, ME
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, CA
Anthony Mackey
AAA Energy Audits - Houston, TX
Esperanza Sanchez
Energy Auditors Project Managers Inc (EAPM) - Houston, TX
Francis Wagner
Greenway Energy - Spring, TX
Lindell Williams
Weatherization and Energy Contractors of Texas - Sulphur Springs, TX
Polly Ledvina
PSL Integrated Solutions - Houston, TX
qdaniel mazilu
PDN Consulting Inc - Houston, TX
Scott Young
Accountable Energy Solutions, LLC - Austin, TX
Texas Green Energy, Inc.
- College Station, TX
Willow Creek Renewable Energy
- Haslet, TX
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Houston Regional Loan Center
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Houston, TX
Walter 'BO' Smith, Jr.
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. - Mortgage Financing Specialist - Jackson, MS
Green Building Professionals
Texas Green Energy, Inc.
- College Station, TX
U.S. Green Building Council - Gulf Coast Region
- Houston , TX
Green Point Raters / Energy Auditors
Texas Green Energy, Inc.
- College Station, TX

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

Residential Solar Panel Systems Complete Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home
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Solar panels are the stars of the residential solar system, gleaming on the rooftop as they tell the world, or at least the neighborhood, that this homeowner cares enough about the environment to ease the household’s carbon footprint while smartly lowering electric bills. & ...

 

Finding the Right Solar Panel Installer
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Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process.

 

Solar Lease Considerations fo Landowners
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Solar companies are actively searching for agricultural land to lease to build solar projects. Solar energy development in Texas is in its early stages, and there is surprisingly little information available for landowners considering the pros and cons of entering into a solar lease agreement.

 

Why Renewable Energy?
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Clean energy sources like wind and solar can help us reduce climate change, but can harm wildlife and wildlands if not carefully located.

 

Hydrogen Energy
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Hydrogen can store energy until it's needed and move it to where it's needed.

 

Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

 

Biomass Energy
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Biomass is anything that is, or once was, alive. Biomass is wood, plants, and garbage.

 

Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal energy is heat inside the Earth. Geothermal energy is renewable.

 

Wind Energy
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Wind is moving air. There will be wind as long as the sun shines.

 

Solar Energy
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Solar energy is light energy. Solar energy is renewable.

 

Why Is Solar Energy?
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Every day, the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy - called solar energy. It radiates more energy in one day than the world uses in one year.

 

Home Solar Panels - Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

 

NREL - Dynamic Maps, GIS Data and Analysis Tools - Visualization & Geospatial Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Geospatial Data Science Team have developed tools that allow users to determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific area. The most current list of available NREL's GIS tools for biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, transportation and hydrogen can be accessed here.

 

Austin Energy's Residential Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Program Guidelines and Qualifications
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Austin Energy's Residential Solar Photovoltaic PV Rebate Program is designed to help implement customer-owned, grid-tied, PV technology by offering financial incentives that offset the initial investment.

 

Texas Tax Code Incentives for Renewable Energy
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Although the state does not have a tax exemption program at this time that provides funding of renewable energy equipment on an individual basis, there are a few allowable tax exemptions and deductions.

 

Sunset Valley Solar Water Heater Rebate Program
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In an effort to reduce demands on conventional fossil fuel based energy sources the City of Sunset Valley is offering a solar water heater rebate to homeowners.

 

Sunset Valley Solar Energy Conservation Program
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In an effort to reduce demands on conventional fossil fuel based energy sources the City of Sunset Valley is offering a solar energy conservation program to homeowners.& ...

 

City of Plano Smart Energy Loan Program
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The City of Plano established this loan program through the Department of Energy, in conjunction with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.& ...

 

Renewable Energy in Texas
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A major player in the energy industry, Texas is the country's largest producer of energy and is the only state with its own power grid. It also leads the nation in wind power generation, with more than twice the installed capacity of the second best state for wind, California.

 

The Texas Renewable Energy Industry
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The state has built upon its energy experience and trained workforce to take the lead in renewable energy production and services. As a result, Texas has become the top state in wind generation capacity and biodiesel production.

 

BioDiesel Retail Location Finder

Biodiesel is a clean-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can be used in virtually any diesel engine without modification. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of domestically available, renewable sources including vegetable oil, biomass (such as wood chips) and animal fats. It acts like diesel fuel, but produces fewer harmful emissions, is biodegradable and nontoxic, and is safer to use the diesel fuel.
Find a biodiesel retail location in your area »

 

Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
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These voluntary Guidelines provide a structured, scientific process for addressing wildlife conservation concerns at all stages of land-based wind energy development.

 

Show Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals (81)
There are 81 resources serving Post Oak Savannah Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Post Oak Savannah Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, CA
ABCS Solutions
- Dalhart, TX
Agribiofuels
- Dayton, TX
Alamo Biodiesel Inc.
Jason Rose - San Antonio, TX
Ambit Certified Green Electric Plan
- Dallas, TX
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Amigo Energy
Javier Vega - President and CEO - Houston, TX
Axium Solar
- Plano, TX
Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc
- Dallas, TX
BioWillie - Big Daddy General Store
Bill Hamm - Wilmer, TX
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Connexa Energy
- Comfort, TX
Constellation
- Houston, TX
Dasolar
Douglas Arrison - Incline Village, NV
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
DFW Biodiesel Inc.
Bobby Camp or Alice Derbyshire - Fort Worth, TX
DISGEN Development Services, LLC
Dale Osborn - President - Lakewood, CO
Earth Energy Unlimited
Phillip Lowery - Owner - Kerrville, TX
EDPR North America
- Houston, TX
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
Encore Renewable Energy
Jesse Stowell - Vice President of Business Development - Burlington, VT
Enviva
- Bethesda, MD
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
First Choice Power
TX
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
Geothermal Drilling, Inc.
William C. McPike - Huntsville, TX
Gexa Energy
- Houston, TX
Green Mountain Energy Company
- Houston, TX
Green Spot Market and Fuels
Bruce E. Bagelman - Dallas, TX
Harris Electric
- Sulphur Springs, TX
Heatek Energy LLC
Evan Jones - Engineer - Auburn, ME
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
Lisa Gonzalez - President and CEO - The Woodlands, TX
Houston Biodiesel
- Houston, TX
J & J Oilfield Electric
Chase Grissom - Breckenridge, TX
Keeping PACE in Texas
- Austin, TX
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
Longhorn Solar
- Austin, TX
LoopTech
Ralph Cadwallader - Founder - Willis, TX
Meridian Energy Systems
- Austin, TX
N.D. Pendent Services, LLC
- Bowie, TX
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Proton Electric
- Tyler, TX
Reliant Energy Renewable Plan
- Houston, TX
RePower Energy South Texas Ltd
- Hondo, TX
Rountree Electric
Jerry Rountree - Goldthwaite, TX
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Solar Power Tex
- Alvarado, TX
SolarWind Energy Company
James Tuttle - Wollforth, TX
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Spark Energy
- Houston, TX
Sun City Solar
- Tulsa, OK
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
Texas Bio Tech, Inc.
- Arlington, TX
Texas Green Energy, Inc.
- College Station, TX
Texas Solar Outfitters
- Houston, TX
Texas Solar Power Company (TXSPC)
- Austin, TX
The Solar Store
- Bend, OR
Trump Construction & Winslar Energy LLC
Adam Trump - Owner - Brownwood, TX
West Wind
Randy Rawls - Owner - Lubbock, TX
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
Willow Creek Renewable Energy
- Haslet, TX
Wilson's Heat and Air
Scott Lusk - Emory, TX
WinGen Power
- Weatherford, TX
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
CFL Disposal sites
Home Depot Baytown #6507
- Baytown, TX
Energy Assistance Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Energy Saving / Green Products
Custom Windows of Texas
- Houston, TX
Eco-wise
- Austin, TX
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Consulting - Texas (outside of Austin) and Louisiana
- Houston, TX
Geothermal Drilling, Inc.
William C. McPike - Huntsville, TX
Home Depot Baytown #6507
- Baytown, TX
Keeping PACE in Texas
- Austin, TX
Solar-X Window Film Systems
- Houston, TX
U.S. Green Building Council - Gulf Coast Region
- Houston , TX
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Needham, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
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