22 Mar 2011

greenHILLhome: Hill Center to be Greener

There’s been much discussion on THIH about the Hill Center—the reincarnation of the historic Naval Hospital on Pennsylvania Avenue SE.  The facility is scheduled to reopen in 2011 after a major renovation and restoration that included modernization of building systems and “greening” the building through design and construction.  Designed by DC firm Bell Architects, the […]

12 Jan 2011

greenHILLhome: Funding for Solar in DC Gets Cloudy

Several months ago I wrote about the basics of solar energy on the Hill, the options for funding and the benefits of the Capitol Hill Energy Co-op.  In 2010, more than 40 Co-op members completed installations on their Hill homes and another 20 signed contracts for installations in 2011.  Fifteen other co-ops were formed in […]

03 Nov 2010

greenHILLhome: Winterize

Colder temperatures are upon us, and it will just get colder (well, until sometime in 2011).  Many of us spend time turning off exterior water supplies and covering patio furniture, but how many people take a few hours to winterize their homes each fall?  Spending some time sealing cracks and topping off (or replacing) insulation […]

25 Oct 2010

greenHILLhome: DC Offers Rebates for Energy Star Today!

If you were planning on replacing that water heater before winter sets in, or perhaps you’ve been procrastinating about replacing an old dishwasher, now is a great time to spring into action.  The DC  Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program officially starts today, October 25 and will run until the funding is exhausted.  That means the […]

06 Oct 2010

greenHILLhome: Solar Homes Tour

More and more signs are going up on homes around the Hill.  I’m not seeing “for sale” signs, though.  I’m seeing signs from solar panel contractors and new installations of photovoltaic (PV) panels.  It’s very inspiring and gives me hope that solar energy is more attainable than it ever has been.  If you’re interested in […]

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