How Some Football Stadiums Save Energy All Year

How Some Football Stadiums Save Energy All Year

February 6th, 2016

You would think the big game on Sunday would create a huge spike in energy use, with bright outdoor lighting illuminating the football field and millions of TVs tuned in to the event. But more large sports venues – …

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Above & Beyond Award: ClearChoice Windows & Doors

February 5th, 2016

Costa Mesa, CA homeowner Mark Berger’s original aluminum single pane windows were not only unsightly, they were poorly suited for his busy street. “They were very noisy,” he explains, “so it was hard to sleep.” When he …

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Data Shows Energy-Efficient Upgrades Add to Your Home’s Resale Value

Data Shows Energy-Efficient Upgrades Add to Your Home’s Resale Value

February 3rd, 2016

If you’re wondering whether investing in an energy-efficient upgrade increases your home’s value, wonder no more: a new study confirms it does! Not only that, but it also shows that a home with an energy renovation sells …

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Tips to Help You Budget for Your Eco-Friendly Home Renovation

Tips to Help You Budget for Your Eco-Friendly Home Renovation

January 23rd, 2016

You can save money on big-ticket items such as solar, new roofing, or turf replacement through possible rebates, tax incentives, and lower utility bills – and a loan through the HERO Program lets you pay for upgrades …

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One Couple’s Yard Solution for Drought & El Niño

January 16th, 2016

Orange County, CA residents Michael Demoratz and Lindbergh McPherson are the proud owners of Wilcox Manor, a historical home in Tustin, CA. They used the HERO Program to finance artificial turf, which will provide benefits whether the …

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Above & Beyond Award: Phil Gray Construction

January 15th, 2016

Our new monthly Above & Beyond Awards recognize HERO Registered Contractors for their extraordinary service, as nominated by homeowners. Our second ever recipient is Phil Gray Construction, whose crew completed a gorgeous drought tolerant landscaping makeover for …

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7 Easy Habits That Help Save Energy or Conserve Water

7 Easy Habits That Help Save Energy or Conserve Water

January 12th, 2016

Small, incremental changes can have a big impact over time. We know this to be true about our health-related behaviors, such as walking more steps each day or avoiding sugary drinks. Well, the same holds true when …

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HERO Registered Contractor December Spotlight: Cal State Construction

December 27th, 2015

December’s featured HERO Registered Contractor is EnergyPro Home Solutions Inc., dba Cal State Construction. Based in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and specializing in home improvement energy upgrades, Cal State Construction is a family affair, with about half of …

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Home Upgrades Now Even More Seamless with HERO Pro

Home Upgrades Now Even More Seamless with HERO Pro

December 18th, 2015

One of the things we constantly hear from HERO homeowners is that the software used by our contractors makes the entire process seamless, clear, and easy to understand. Today, we are happy to announce the release of …

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Dreaming of a Green Holiday Season: 5 Gift Ideas

Dreaming of a Green Holiday Season: 5 Gift Ideas

December 15th, 2015

Wondering what to give to the eco-minded folks on your list who have a love for all things energy efficient? We’ve come up with a few gift ideas to help you reduce their consumption while still experiencing …

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