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How Do You Save Energy and Money Without Spending A Penny

Want to reduce your energy use and save money? It is a lot easier than you think. Many people use a lot of energy because they are accustomed to leaving most of devices running 24/7 when energy was…Continue

Tags: Sustainabilty, Efficiency, Energy

Started Apr 1, 2013

Solar Financing Workshop for Residential Properties

Green Remodel Forum was in partnership with SunShot (Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge), Contra Costa Economic Partnership, Diablo Innovation Alliance, Contra Costa…Continue

Tags: Environment, Clean Energy, Renewable, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency

Started Jan 14, 2013

LED Lights vs. CFL Lights: What Works for Your Home?

Danielle Stewart provides cost and lighting factors on CFLs and LEDs to help us make intelligent choices."Choosing the right light bulb could drastically reduce your power bills and positively affect…Continue

Tags: energy efficiency, conservation

Started Mar 9, 2012

Fun with Holiday LED Lights

In this holiday season, consider having some fun with LED lights.We know that LED lights are 5 times more efficient than incandescent lights and will last 25,000 to 50,000 hours. The electronic…Continue

Started Dec 5, 2011

 

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Better Building Envelopes Solutions at Contemporary Jewish Museum

March 19, 2014 from 12pm to 6pm
Concerned about climate change? Looking for natural and healthy materials to insulate your house? Want to learn more about green building and designing? The local chapter of Architects Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility has organized an alternative green building materials show case that focuses on the building envelope. This is a perfect event for folks interested in energy efficient houses and also concerned about health and environmental impacts of building materials. The trade…See More
Mar 16, 2014
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Green Remodel Forum

GreenRemodelForum.com provides information to homeowners to make their homes comfortable and healthy, and achieve energy savings when remodeling.
Apr 23, 2013
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How Do You Save Energy Without Spending A Penny

Want to reduce your energy use and save money? It is a lot easier than you think. Many people use a lot of energy because they are accustomed to leaving most of devices running 24/7 when energy was cheap. But times have changed. Energy is getting expensive. In addition, energy generation causes air pollution and fuel exploration can cause great damage to our environment.If you look around your house, you notice much of energy is being wasted. Here are some easy-to-do steps that require no money…See More
Apr 1, 2013
Sundong Kwong posted a discussion

Solar Financing Workshop for Residential Properties

Green Remodel Forum was in partnership with SunShot (Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge), Contra Costa Economic Partnership, Diablo Innovation Alliance, Contra Costa Association of Realtors Sustainable San Ramon, and Sustainable Contra Costa to hold a Solar Financing Workshop for Residential Properties on January 10, at the Community Center in San Ramon, CA.The event was a panel discussion on basic solar PV and financing options. Over 70 people from different parts…See More
Jan 14, 2013
Sundong Kwong posted a blog post

Want A Warm Floor? Air-seal And Insulate It

A friend of mine recently had some renovation done for her one-story house, including replacing the flooring.The energy-conscious contractor sealed the perimeter of the concrete slab to cut off any air from infiltrating... Read more http://greenremodelforum.com/grf/?p=2296See More
Nov 26, 2012
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A Holistic Approach to Making a Home Healthier, More Comfortable and Energy Efficient at San Ramon Library

November 1, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Come join Green Remodel Forum for a presentation of many common but often overlooked problems that cause homes to be less healthy and comfortable than they can be, and the steps to take that will make the home a better place to live and more energy efficient.See More
Sep 17, 2012
Sundong Kwong posted a blog post

Sun Drying Clothes – Beyond Saving Energy

Often I have read or heard environmentalist or energy conscious individuals saying to dry their clothes naturally with the sun because it saves energy. This is indeed true.In fact, the sun’s benefit goes much beyond saving energy. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun kills germs very effectively and removes odor. No wonder people talk about the “fresh” smell of sun dried clothes.Researchers have found that clothes carry more germs today than before, in part due to the mobility of people.…See More
Sep 1, 2012
Sundong Kwong posted a blog post

More Water Conservation Products Making Their Way to Homes

Last week I attended the PCBC Exhibition in San Francisco. This year there are more exhibitors and attendees than last year, which is good. Many products have been shown before, but two caught my eyes as particularly useful to help conserve water.The first product was the Rainbird subsurface drip irrigation system for lawns and other landscaping purposes. They’ve been around for a few years but I just paid more attention to it this year. It’s a small tube with small holes and a small piece of…See More
Aug 10, 2012
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Make Renewable Energy Systems Count

Distributed renewable generation systems such as solar electric and solar hot water systems are great ways to get clean energy. The price of these systems, in particular solar electric systems, has come down in prices so much in recent years that homeowners may want to consider installing them.While the energy generated is clean, the manufacturing process and disposal of renewable systems, however, still have environmental implications.…See More
Jul 12, 2012
Sundong Kwong posted a blog post

Solar PV: Costs and Financing Options

The Solar Event, sponsored by the City of San Ramon and Sustainable San Ramon had a very good turnout at the San Ramon Community Center on June 5, 2012. The presentation of the event, targeted for the homeowner audience, focused on current information about costs of solar electric (also called solar photovoltaic or solar PV for short) system installations and financing options. It was intended to help homeowners decide if this is the time to get onto the freight...Read more…See More
Jul 5, 2012
Sundong Kwong posted a blog post

10 Steps To Off-Grid With Solar PV Panels

A blog post by Glenn ForslinThis is like rehab, getting off of the power grid, but its not a 12-step to recovery – it’s only a 10-step toward power independence.Determine your historical energy use from your past electric bills. Pay attention to the difference between summer and winter power usage.Determine your roof area available for photovoltaic panels. the panels mounted on your roof or ground contain the photovoltaic (PV) cells which convert sunlight into DC power. South facing surface…See More
Jun 11, 2012
Sundong Kwong replied to Tina King Neuhausel's discussion Contra Costa 350 Home & Garden Challenge - Weeds-to-Food Yard Project
"It looks great, Tina!  Everyone should try sheet mulching."
Jun 11, 2012
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Solar Energy – Is It Right for You? at San Ramon Community Center, Fountain Room

June 5, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
RSVP at http://sanramonsolar2012.eventbrite.com or call Joe Tanner with the City of San Ramon at (925) 973-2572Join the City of San Ramon and Sustainable San Ramon to learn more about solar energy for your home. Is this renewable energy option right for you? Can it save you money? How much does solar cost? Find out all this and more at a free workshop and expo.About the presentation:Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has…See More
May 24, 2012
Sundong Kwong posted a blog post

4 Tips for a Low Budget Green Kitchen Remodel

Reuse is the gold standard in green remodeling. It saves you money while applying sustainable practices.Kitchen is the most used area in a home. They do get worn out after years of use. If your kitchen still functional, you may want to consider these 4 easy steps to give your kitchen a new look.Paint cabinets with zero or low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint...Read more,…See More
May 15, 2012
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Solar Energy – Is It Right for You? at San Ramon Community Center, Fountain Room

June 5, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
RSVP at http://sanramonsolar2012.eventbrite.com or call Joe Tanner with the City of San Ramon at (925) 973-2572Join the City of San Ramon and Sustainable San Ramon to learn more about solar energy for your home. Is this renewable energy option right for you? Can it save you money? How much does solar cost? Find out all this and more at a free workshop and expo.About the presentation:Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has…See More
May 15, 2012
Sundong Kwong replied to Anne Cavazos's discussion New Logo!
"I like the logo too!  It's very cheerful!"
Apr 20, 2012

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I like to spread the word of energy efficiency and sustainable building.

Sundong Kwong's Blog

Want A Warm Floor? Air-seal And Insulate It

A friend of mine recently had some renovation done for her one-story house, including replacing the flooring.

The energy-conscious contractor sealed the perimeter of the concrete slab to cut off any air from infiltrating... Read more http://greenremodelforum.com/grf/?p=2296

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 2:11pm

Sun Drying Clothes – Beyond Saving Energy

Often I have read or heard environmentalist or energy conscious individuals saying to dry their clothes naturally with the sun because it saves energy. This is indeed true.

In fact, the sun’s benefit goes much beyond saving energy. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun kills germs very effectively and removes odor. No wonder people talk about the “fresh” smell of sun dried clothes.

Researchers have found that clothes carry more germs today than before, in part due to the…

Continue

Posted on September 1, 2012 at 3:35pm

More Water Conservation Products Making Their Way to Homes

Last week I attended the PCBC Exhibition in San Francisco. This year there are more exhibitors and attendees than last year, which is good. Many products have been shown before, but two caught my eyes as particularly useful to help conserve water.

The first product was the Rainbird subsurface drip irrigation system for lawns and other landscaping purposes. They’ve been around for a few years but I just paid more attention to it this year. It’s a small tube with small holes and…

Continue

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 7:48pm

Make Renewable Energy Systems Count

Distributed renewable generation systems such as solar electric and solar hot water systems are great ways to get clean energy. The price of these systems, in particular solar electric systems, has come down in prices so much in recent years that homeowners may want to consider installing them.

While the energy generated is clean, the manufacturing process and disposal of renewable systems, however, still have environmental implications.…

Continue

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 6:00pm

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