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Crystal City Series
[ 0 ] January 21, 2011

Crystal City Series

See highlights about where Crystal City has been, where it is now, and where it’s going.

Energy Efficiency Federal Tax Credit Extended, Reduced
[ 1 ] January 11, 2011

Energy Efficiency Federal Tax Credit Extended, Reduced

If you planned to make energy efficiency improvements to your home and receive Federal tax credits but missed the December 31st deadline we mentioned here, we have good news! Congress and President Obama passed legislation that extends federal tax credits for energy-saving upgrades another year.  The tax credits were set to expire at the end of […]

Common Signs of Home Energy Opportunities! / ¡Señales comunes de oportunidades para ahorrar energía en el hogar!
[ 1 ] December 16, 2010

Common Signs of Home Energy Opportunities! / ¡Señales comunes de oportunidades para ahorrar energía en el hogar!

While a few inches of snow may be a nuisance to some, it presents an opportunity for those in the know. Inspect your roof as the snow melts and compare it to your neighbors.  Snow melt is one easy way to identify inadequate insulation and air leakage in your attic. The pictures below show a few examples […]

30 days and counting: Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credit Expires
[ 2 ] November 30, 2010

30 days and counting: Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credit Expires

Is your furnace or water heater on the fritz? Are you thinking of insulating your attic or making other energy efficiency improvements? NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! The federal tax credits for energy-efficient home improvements are set to expire at the end of next month. The credits offer consumers 30 percent, or up to $1,500, off the […]

County Picks APAH to Partner on Arlington Mill Site
[ 0 ] November 2, 2010

County Picks APAH to Partner on Arlington Mill Site

Did you hear the news?  Arlington County chose APAH to partner and build the residential component of the new Arlington Mill Community Center on Columbia Pike. The Arlington Mill Residences will feature 122 committed affordable units, 80% of which will be family-sized and twelve of which will be set aside for supportive housing. Also, Arlington Mill Residences will […]

KILL ENERGY VAMPIRES!
[ 0 ] November 1, 2010

KILL ENERGY VAMPIRES!

Slay phantom loads that drain your energy dollars. Surprise! Your appliances use electricity and cost you money even when they are switched off. The same is true for your stereo, coffee maker, microwave, clock radio and other electronics. Yes, even chargers for cell phones and MP3 players may siphon energy when plugged in – even […]

Solar “Barn Raising,” First of Many
[ 1 ] October 14, 2010

Solar “Barn Raising,” First of Many

Congratulations on a job well done to ACE Board Member Dan Conant for a successful launch of the pilot Solar Raisers program this past weekend. This achievement has been anticipated by several local bloggers and the installation was also covered in TBD.com, Sun Gazette, and ArlNow.com.  We would be remiss if we didn’t highlight this housing success too. […]

Make your Home Greener and Save Money – Home Maintenance Workshop this Saturday
[ 2 ] October 14, 2010

Make your Home Greener and Save Money – Home Maintenance Workshop this Saturday

On Saturday, October 16th at the Arlington Career Center, there will be many valuable free workshops at the Home Maintenance Workshop. The topics to be covered include plumbing, electricity, heating, A/C maintenance and how to improve your home’s comfort, health and energy efficiency. The event will be held from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. For […]

Virginia Tax Holiday This Weekend
[ 0 ] October 8, 2010

Virginia Tax Holiday This Weekend

Do you live in Virginia and have you been thinking about replacing some appliances or water fixtures in your home? Today marks the start of a four-day sales tax holiday for WaterSense labeled products and ENERGY STAR appliances.

“No Singular American Dream Anymore, there are American Dreams”
[ 0 ] October 8, 2010

“No Singular American Dream Anymore, there are American Dreams”

Watch HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan on PBS reflect on the American Dream and the average American family spending 52% of its income on housing and transportation costs. He said that driving further to find affordable housing has costs and that affordable transportation choices are essential to a strong economy and a healthy environment. Also, see Arlington’s […]