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Home Fire Repair and Remodel

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The following photos are images from the job site, highlighting areas that the prior weatherization crews missed -when they were insulating this building.  
The missing insulation in critical areas causes greater energy needs - adding to the carbon footprint of this home.

The Hemp Insulation Solutions to Thermal Bridging

Fire repair, gut rehab- property was one of the most insulated buildings I've worked on in StLouis (that wasn't mine). The prior so called "energy experts" who installed all the insulation, missed insulting the spots most needed. In this home's lower floor is where a garage and storage rooms are located. There are two giant heat traps one of which extends thru the home to the roof area- the chimney & The other heat sink is the metal post and beam system that supports the second floor;floor. Heat and cold transfer thru denser materials faster and more efficiently that a porous substance. All the second floor boards are supported by this heat s…

Simple Comparison of Clothes to a Buildings Envelope

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R 16 Unfaced Wall Insulation as used in Benton Rehab Project

repost:              All About Comfort Author:Scotty, Scotts Contracting-StLouis Renewable Energy 4/2/13 If you are reading this I’m going to assume that you aren’t a googlebot or bingbot and wear clothes in your daily activities.  You are an actual human being who wears clothes.   Besides the obvious fact we wear clothes to cover our nakedness.   We humans wear clothes for protection, protection for our bodies from the heat, from the cold, from rain and snow- from the Elements.

Would you pay for a Negawatt in St Louis, MO?

Negawatt-Paid by Performance I'm from Missouri and I understand and partially live by the states slogan-Show Me.  I am so confident that I can save you money on your utility bills.  I will base the money I earn from the energy upgrade improvements I install in your home or business in StLouis will be based off of the savings of your future energy bills.  Thats right you can pay me 'after-the-fact' on the proven performance for the work I do.  If what I say doesn't work or the energy upgrades fail to deliver then you pay nothing for my labor.

How do I know Scotty's suggested Energy Efficient upgrades and Clean Energy Solar Systems will work to save me $Money$ you ask?

To put my actions and energy efficient suggestions to the test I will soon be offering a Paid by Performance option based on the Negawatt reduction in your utility bills.

My Definition of a Negawatt is: the energy that was previously need but is not needed for your building now.  Wiki's definition…

StLouis Property Owner Public Meeting Notice-Set The PACE StLouis

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Low Cost Financing for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Upgrades now Available to City of StLouis Residential and Commercial Building Owners.Who: StLouis Propety OwnersWhat: Public MeetingFinancing for Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Financing ResourcesWhere: SLDC- 1520 Market St, StLouis MOWhen: July 17, 2013 The City's Set the PACE St. Louis program is a great opportunity. If building owners use this financing tool, it will promote energy efficiency, save money, help the environment and create jobsMayor Francis G. SlayStreamlined qualification processLow, fixed paymentsOver 150,000 eligible productsPositive cash flow through energy savingsBalance transfers to new property owner upon saleInterest is tax deductible*
*Consult your tax attorney or accountantEligible Projects Energy Efficiency ProductsRenewable Energy SystemsWater Efficiency Systems
Public Meeting for
Property Owners July 17th, 2013 at 6:00 pm -  St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC)
1520 Market Street, St Loui…

1st Floor Weatherization-Benton Project

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3 Main Energy Efficiency Measures Taken on the Benton Project
R22 Insulation installed in 2x6 Wall Framing MembersVapor and Air Filtration BarrierAdditional HVAC Cold Air Return Duct





See More of the  
Benton Gut Rehab Green Blog Series
Part 1: History
Part 2: Stone Foundation Repair
Part 3: Tuckpointing the Brick Walls pt 1
Part 4: Tuckpointing the Brick Walls pt 2 Part 5: What were they thinking?
Part 6: Paint Pro Tip #35 Part 7: Repairing Water Damage-Exterior Wall
Part 8: 1st Floor Weatherization
Part 9: See the Difference a Little White Paint Makes


Thank you for stopping by St Louis Renewable Energy. Feel free to comment in the section below or contact Scotty for any Home Improvement Projects or Energy Reducing Needs and Scotty, Scotts Contracting will respond ASAP. Company Web Address: http://www.stlouisrenewableenergy.com



I took the Energy Star Pledge Have You?

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Scott's Contracting Energy Star Pledge to Improve the Energy Efficiency of America's Buildings by 10% or More!




Thank you for stopping by St Louis Renewable Energy. Feel free to comment in the section below or contact Scotty for any Home Improvement Projects or Energy Reducing Needs and Scotty, Scotts Contracting will respond ASAP. Company Web Address: http://www.stlouisrenewableenergy.com

St Louis Ameren Coal Fired Electricity Plant Users

Energy Efficient Homes use Less Coal Fired Electricity and Reduce Carbon Emissions -if every home in America reduces their energy use by the average in this program, projected energy usage would drop by more than 26,000 GWh per year-equal to the emissions from three 500-MW coal-fired power plants. The Preceding Quote was from: Alliance to Save Energy


Energy Efficiency Makes Huge Difference

Energy efficiency and home energy management have been developing trends in the last year or two in the relationship between consumers and their utilities. Now comes word of a new study detailing how effective this relationship has the potential to be at driving down home energy costs as well as reducing carbon emissions.

The study, according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), found that energy reduction behaviors based on data generated from information-based energy efficiency programs reportedly could generate billions in savings for Americans and reduce CO2 emissions by more t…

Nega Watts- Energy Efficiency News

birth of the negawatt – a tradable resource now gaining prominence in the industryenergy efficiency resource portfolio standards with targets to reduce electricity demand over timestandards will take a 6% bite out of retail electricity sales nationwide by 2020Estimating the imact of US energy efficiency programmes
May 5, 2011Risk . net

 Increased interest in energy efficiency and demand response programmes in the US power markets has led to the birth of the negawatt – a tradable resource now gaining prominence in the industry. But estimating the impact of these programmes is not easy, as Elisa Wood discovers


Many US states are now mandating deep cuts in power use through energy efficiency programmes. However, for suppliers and utilities, working out the impact these programmes will have on their business models is proving extremely difficult.



Twenty-six US states, which account for 65% of the country’s electricity demand, now have energy efficiency resource portfolio standar…

Examples of Energy Efficiency Upgrades Saving $ and Energy-

Capital Region businesses save big bucks with energy efficiency upgradesApr 7, 2011WNYTThe New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today that 219 Capital Region businesses are reducing energy costs by nearly $4.5 million annually as a result of the energy efficiency upgrades and sustainable building projects supported by NYSERDA during 2010.

According to a press release from NYSERDA, the energy savings—more than 48 million kilowatt hours—is equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed by nearly 7,000 single-family homes annually and will be realized by these companies every year for years to come.


“NYSERDA commends these leaders in the Capital Region business community for their commitment to more environmentally sustainable business practices,” said President and CEO of NYSERDA Francis J. Murray Jr. in a statement. “And we encourage other companies to apply for the incentives available in 2011 for energy efficiency improvements for existing bu…

LED Retrofits-Examples of Companies Saving $ Money $

Red Robin Slices Energy Costs with LED Retrofits
Mar 30, 2011GreenBiz
Three years ago, lighting manufacturer Eco-story supplied corporate Red Robin restaurants with 10,000 LED lamps, enabling the company to save $600,000 in electricity costs a year.

This past February, the Ansara Restaurant Group Inc., a Red Robin franchisee, worked with Eco-story to install 3,500 LED lamps in its 22 restaurants and now expects to save more than $117,000 a year, said Eco-story co-founder Bill Stauffer.

The project is an example of how companies of all sizes can save energy costs with lighting retrofits -- an idea that's dawning on more Americans every year. The concept has caught on in the residential sector as well, as a study released today by EcoAlign on the adoption of energy efficient lighting shows.

Increasing efficiency and reducing utility bills with …

Energy Efficiency Creates Jobs in the UK

UK to US: Green energy makes jobs

Apr 1, 2011 Charlotte Observer

As the United Kingdom slashes public spending to tackle its largest post-war deficit, new Prime Minister David Cameron set a heady goal: To lead the island nation's greenest government ever.

The Brits believe lowering their greenhouse gas emissions, investing in energy efficiency and partnering government with private industry is a way to grow the economy. The UK energy and climate change minister, Gregory Barker, talked about the possibilities Thursday in Charlotte with representatives of British and local firms headed toward the same goal.

There's a lot of work to do across the pond, Barker said.

The British record of energy efficiency is "rubbish," he said, making it cheaper to heat homes in icy Norway than in Britain. The UK has embarked on a campaign to retrofit 14 million homes, an effort e…

Energy Lessons from Dubai

Dubai Chamber saves Dh5.5m in power costs


Mar. 25, 2011 -- DUBAI -- The Arab World's first green building, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry building, has successfully saved about Dh5.5 million in electricity costs within a period of 10 years. This has been achieved through conservation measures in their head office alone and aims to inspire others to follow the path to a sustainable future this Earth Hour and beyond.

"Earth Hour itself does not really save Dubai Chamber anything as we turn off our lighting and air-conditioning each evening anyway, and have done so for over a decade. This one simple practice has saved us thousands of dirhams in costs each year and reduced our carbon emissions significantly," said Annalies Hodge, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager of Dubai Chamber of Commerce. Air-conditioners and lighting together take up about 80 per cent of electricity consumption, so residents and businesses are advised to reduce their usage whenever pos…

New Reports Chart Path-Net Zero-Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

high levels of energy efficiency are the first, largest and most important step on the way to net-zero

New Reports Chart Path to Zero-Net-Energy Commercial Buildings
Press Release Washington, D.C. (February 23, 2011)

– Two new reports from the Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium (CBC) on achieving net-zero-energy use in commercial buildings say “high levels of energy efficiency are the first, largest and most important step on the way to net-zero.”

Leading national organizations such as the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), American Institute of Architects (AIA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions (ASERTTI), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and many other commercial building stakeholders worked together over the…

Energy Efficient Home Statistics for Missouri Residences

If you are considering building a 'New Energy Efficient Home' in Missouri I have some statistics-cost saving analysis that I guarantee will please your Bank Account.
A New Home Built using the International Energy Conservation Code- IECC. provides a cost effective payback on Energy Efficiency, with the average pay back time of 3 ½ years (3.5) Not bad for an initial investment of $818.72. The Missouri Pay Back-'ROI' is even faster! BCAP used a baseline for energy efficiency consisting of:
Efficient Lighting and Windows,
a Higher Grade of Insulation and
HVAC Duct Sealing and Testing
The Missouri Statistics are:
$875.28 Initial Investment Returns
$459.00 per year with a
Payback under 2 years (1.91 years)
$459 x 20 years = $9,180.00
x 25 years = $11,475.00x 30 years = $13,770.00 These Figures are based on: $267,451 for a 2,400-square foot home and a 4.14 percent mortgage interest rate
For the Future St Louis Area New Home Builders I have additional cost Saving Measures …

ensure energy efficiency build using a high-performance strategy

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Energy EquationDo your houses leak energy like this one? One way to ensure energy efficiency is to build using a high-performance strategy. These five minimum requirements can maximize returns for you and your buyers.From: BUILDERNovember 2010 Posted on: November 2, 2010By:Nigel F. Maynard Launch Slideshow

Energy EquationDo your houses leak energy like this one? One way to ensure energy efficiency is to build using a high-performance strategy. These five minimum requirements can maximize returns for you and your buyers.
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