Posted on: Jul 2, 2013
Category: General Energy Audits
Ms. Green Energy was delighted to provide an Energy Audit on Lawrence Technological University’s Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Affleck House. The Bloomfield Hills home is on the Michigan and National Register of Historic Places. Click through for a short video and links to Lawrence Tech so you can arrange a tour of this inspirational structure!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2013
Category: Insulation Windows Siding
We like to mention and add pictures of projects we've completed from time to time. We've just uploaded the pictures from a whole house improvement completed this fall. Check out our work!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2012
Crawl Space Insulation is one of the simplest and most cost effective improvements. Ms Green's retrofit foam wall insulation applied in your crawl space will greatly improve the comfort and efficiency of your home. Read the full article and watch our installation video.
Posted on: Feb 25, 2012
Category: General Insulation Windows
Ms Green Construction is now an Authorized Contractor in the Michigan Saves Home Energy Loan Program. Michigan Saves is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making energy efficient home improvements easier for Michigan homeowners. Loans with very favorable terms are provided to homeowners for qualifying projects that will reduce energy consumption and utility bills.
Posted on: Aug 25, 2011
Properly insulating and ventilating our Michigan homes can save a lot of money every month, improve the comfort of our homes and help to protect our health and the wider environment.
Here in Southeastern Michigan, with the long, cold winters and hot and humid summers correctly insulated homes will save money on heating and cooling costs year round. Correctly ventilated homes also benefit by lowering attic temperatures in the summer, saving money through reduced cooling costs and extending the life of your roof. Proper ventilation also prevents moisture build up, inhibiting mold growth, preventing the dampening of insulation and seepage into your home's interior.
Posted on: Apr 7, 2011
There are several types of materials available for homeowners looking to upgrade the wall insulation in their existing homes. The most common types on insulation for those of us looking to make our homes more comfortable, sustainable, and energy efficient are cellulose and retro-fit foam insulation.
In my next few posts, I'm going to provide answers and recommendations on the types of wall insulation that will be best for existing homeowners. First up is an overview of cellulose wall insulation and why it may not perform as well in existing homes as retro-fit foam wall insulation.
Posted on: Mar 14, 2011
In any heating climate (climate that experiences winters like here in Ann Arbor MI.) it can be very cost effective to insulate crawl spaces. A crawl space is an area under your home that varies from about 15” deep upwards to 4ft deep. The crawl is usually sealed (or so we think) with an access door in a basement, outside, or even a floor hatch within the house. It is cold, dusty, moldy, and sometimes even wet. Crawl spaces are nasty buggers! The crawl often spans an addition or sometimes the whole home is on a crawl. In homes such as these homeowners often complain a particular room is very cold and drafty or that the floor itself is very cold. Sometimes they notice the walls in such a room are very cold also. In a situation such as this it would be a good idea to retrofit the crawl space with insulation.
Click below to read more on the proper way insulate crawl spaces
Posted on: Mar 8, 2011
Consider easily installed and cost effective reflective window films to reduce your summer cooling costs! This can be one of best methods to increase energy efficiency and provides one of the quickest returns on investment of any improvement project.
Read the full post to find out if window films are right for you or contact us now for more information and a free estimate on our incredibly efficient and functional window films.
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