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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 […]

Green Home Building & Remodeling Resource Directory
[ 0 ] December 7, 2010

Green Home Building & Remodeling Resource Directory

If you are an Arlington homeowner, resident, designer, or builder look no further for an Arlington-centric Green Home Building & Remodeling Resource Directory. The directory features suppliers and installers for a variety of green products that you may be looking for in your project. The directory also identifies a number of firms with expertise in the design and […]

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 […]

Get to know Arlington…Virtually
[ 0 ] November 29, 2010

Get to know Arlington…Virtually

Check out all the new real estate projects coming to Arlington that were featured at last month’s Arlington Real Estate Showcase at the Artisphere. The virtual tour by Arlington Economic Development (AED) provides the inside scoop on all the newest projects in Arlington, plus advance notice on what’s coming up next year. 

Number of the day – 17 BILLION
[ 2 ] November 8, 2010

Number of the day – 17 BILLION

17 Billion is the number of toilet paper rolls produced in the U.S. each year. One thing we hear from Arlingtonians is that they don’t always feel that one person, apartment, condo, or home can make a difference.  Today we bring you an example of how one small change is making a BIG impact. Believe […]

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 […]

Buckingham Village 3: Historic, Affordable Apartments for Rent Soon / Buckingham Village 3: próximamente, apartamentos históricos y de bajo costo para arrendar
[ 0 ] October 22, 2010

Buckingham Village 3: Historic, Affordable Apartments for Rent Soon / Buckingham Village 3: próximamente, apartamentos históricos y de bajo costo para arrendar

Newly renovated apartments of this historic property will start becoming available as soon as December 2010. This project is the result of an extensive community process to create a redevelopment and preservation plan for Buckingham Villages. The renovation plan addresses the needs of the community while incorporating the latest green and historic guidelines.  

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. […]