Entries by Penny Scheurer

A self funding project “Deep Energy Retrofit”

A self-funding project with “Deep Energy Retrofits” These are not small projects. To achieve monthly savings in heating and cooling costs large enough to make the project “Self-Funding”, a home performance retrofit project will typically cost anywhere between $35,000 – $150,000, or more, depending on location, age, and size of your home. Don’t get us […]

The Advantages of ZERO ENERGY HOMES

Have you been thinking of Remodeling or maybe you want to Build a new home? With cost effective design and construction, Zero Energy Homes may add 5-10% over the cost of similar homes built to code.  The average monthly energy savings will be greatly increased, creating a lower monthly cost of ownership.  You will also […]

Green Building

Green Building Interested in remodeling or wondering about how you’re going to build your new home? If you’re looking for something that is done right, is comfortable, energy efficient and sustainable, BEST Techs Contracting can help you achieve the remodel or new home of your dreams. Green Building Principles Green building construction recognizes the influence that building […]

GREEN CERTIFIED HOMES

WILL YOUR HOME BE WORTH MORE MONEY? You have finally saved enough money and found the perfect house for your family, now it’s time to purchase, Right? What if you could decide between a home that was certified with a GREEN Label like “GREEN POINT RATED” for the Energy Efficient Upgrades that have been installed? […]

Climate Change: How can we help?

            Definition on Google from the Dictionary: cli·mate change noun a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels. The […]

Remodeling? Speed vs. Cost vs. Quality

For as long as people have been buying and selling goods or delivering a service, the conundrum of price vs. quality vs. speed of delivery has existed. When acquiring a product or service, do you really want it to be the cheapest? Jason entered the construction industry when he was a teenager, in the “Hands […]

“HOME ENERGY SCORE” What is it?

Imagine you went to buy a new car and one of your first questions to the salesperson is “what is the estimated miles per gallon (EPA)”?  The salesperson says “I don’t know?” You ask yourself, “Why should I buy this car if I don’t know what the EPA is?”  This is the common practice for […]

INSULATION, DO YOU NEED IT?

When you and your family are freezing, you call your Heating and Cooling Contractor right? Wrong, you should first think about Energy Efficiency. I know this sounds like the wrong call, but the construction industry has changed dramatically over the past 12 years, and here’s why. California has passed some of the strictest laws for […]

The Origins of Earth Day

Every year on April 22, we celebrate our planet. Earth Day is known around the world as the day to recycle, to learn about sustainability, and to do our part as individuals to save the earth. Environmental companies spread the “green” word, and there is no shortage of festivals and earth-savvy events. But unknown to […]