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Eco Village Algonquin IL

You don't have to live in an eco-village in Algonquin to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home™s energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Windy City Construction and Design
1000 Brown Street, Suite 202
Wauconda, IL
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Remodeler, Specialty Contractor

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Remodeling Dreams
904 S Roselle Rd
Schaumburg, IL
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Remodeler, Specialty Contractor
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Better Business Bureau, EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm, Pella

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Rayscape Inc
(847) 854-7717
9355 Virginia Road
Lake In The Hills, IL
 
Oakridge Properties Limited
(847) 854-8181
2200 Huntington Drive North
Algonquin, IL
 
CFC Nite Lites
(847) 658-5469
18 Sunrise Lane
Algonquin, IL
 
American Classic Exteriors
7 W. Wise Rd.
Schaumburg, IL
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B.W. Construction & Home Improvement, Inc.
870 W. Lake Street, Unit 704
Roselle, IL
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Better Business Bureau, NARI Certified Remodeler, Pella

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Oakridge Lawn & Landscaping LLC
(847) 854-8282
2200 Huntington Drive North
Algonquin, IL
 
Illinois Food Service
(847) 854-2912
206 Crystal Lake Road
Lake In The Hills, IL
 
Donna Webster
Web Decors
8474589327
1210 Surrey Ln.
Algonquin, IL
 
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Lessons from an Eco-Village

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You don't have to live in an eco-village to have a green, energy-efficient home. Improving your home's energy efficiency is often a matter of changing the way you live, and not even all that drastically.

Energy efficiency is right at our fingertips, says Ted Montgomery of the Ten Stones community in Charlotte, Vt. Your hands turn on the hot-water faucets, turn on the lights, decide whether or not to let your car idle for 10 minutes to warm up, he points out. Things like that are right at your fingertips. It's mostly behavioral.

In addition, he notes, the measures we can take to reduce our impact on the environment also cut costs. Sharing things like lawn mowers -- which we do" are efficient-resource activities. When you're talking about your own home, there is the standard list: Watch the infiltration, tighten up all of the places where air gets in, look at your thermal envelope and keep your heating equipment up to date. Look at the way you consume your hot water, and consider turning down the temperature of your water heater. If you aren't using compact fluorescents, you should be.

Pay attention to your energy intake" and spend a little more in the beginning -- and the experts say you will save in the end.In the long run, it's not more expensive, Montgomery says. Energy efficiency is less expensive in the long run. It's a matter of being clever about how you do it.

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