5 Reasons Why a Heat Pump May Be Great For Your Custom Home Build

 

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Never Too Old!

Paul Biebel, president of Biebel Builders and Prudent Living, Inc. has been honored by the Governor's Commission on Successful Aging.  A special review team comprised of private sector representatives, state government, mature workers and commission members reviewed numerous applications submitted for consideration for a Governor's Award for Business Excellence in Supporting Mature Workers before selecting Mr. Biebel.  The Award recognizes his outstanding work in the area of supporting mature workers especially in his company's Workplace Schedule Flexibility and Accommodations.

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6 Reasons Why We Love to Build High Performance / Net Zero Custom Homes

We love doing what we do, especially since it helps you immediately, and it will keep on helping you, and those you care about, on into the future as far as anyone can see!

  1. Because your new high performance / net zero custom home will make you more energy- independent from the day you move in. Even if energy prices rise, your wallet will not suffer. In fact, you may gain as electricity costs escalate and your home produces more electricity than you need. Through your net metering agreement with the power company, you will be paid the going rate, whatever it becomes.
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25 Questions to Ask a Zero Energy Home Builder in VT

The Context: You’ve decided that it’s time to downsize (or right size) and to do it in Vermont, so now you’re searching for a builder who specializes in high performance / zero energy home construction. You want a builder you can believe in and trust that, when it comes to High Performance construction technology, he knows his stuff. The following 25 Questions (actually 26, including the bonus question) will help you determine whether you should entrust your nest egg to this particular zero energy home builder.

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Zero Energy Home Construction in VT: Mushrooms in Your Carpet?

You’ve decided that it’s time to downsize (or rightsize) and to do it in Vermont, so now you’re searching for a builder who specializes in high performance / zero energy home construction. You want a builder you can believe in and trust that, when it comes to High Performance construction technology, he knows his stuff.  So let’s say that have finally found a custom home builder who’s been in business for more than forty years, whose rather rudimentary website boasts that his price will beat anybody’s. Today you are meeting with him for the first time at his office, where his hallway is cluttered with old designs and photos of homes his company has built since 1970.

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Downsizing for Seniors: Zero Energy Home Construction in Vermont

You’ve decided that it’s time to downsize and to do it in Vermont, so now you’re searching for a builder who specializes in high performance / zero energy home construction. Well, two out of three “ain’t bad” as they say. Some prefer to use the word “rightsize” rather than “downsize,” but we don’t get hung up on which one sounds best. Both mean pretty much the same thing. So let’s go for a perfect batting average and find a builder you can believe in and trust that, when it comes to high performance construction technology, he knows his stuff. After searching far and wide, you have finally found a custom home builder who’s been in business for more than forty years, and whose rather rudimentary website boasts that his price will beat anybody’s. Today you are meeting with him for the first time at his office, where his hallway is cluttered with old designs and photos of homes his company has built since 1970.

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Zero Energy Homes: A Home Energy Audit Helps You Save

Not so long ago, when fuel oil and gasoline prices were hitting an all- time high, people struggled to pay for their heating bill and gas for their vehicles. Not everyone can install a high-efficiency furnace or buy a new car that gets 40 miles per gallon, but the latest crisis has caused individuals to take a closer look at how they spend their energy dollars, now, and how to control such spending in the future.

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Downsizing Your Home: All That Glitters Is Not Golden

So you’ve decided to start downsizing your home, and you want to live in Vermont, so now you’re searching for a builder who specializes in high-performance/zero energy home construction. You look online, you search everywhere … and you finally connect with someone who is “certified” in the field, and who promises to do the work for less. You visit the fellow’s office. Displayed on the wall are a few certificates, all of them bearing a gold embossed stamp.

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Downsizing / Resizing for Seniors : Off Grid Living

Thomas Hardy published Far from the Madding Crowd in 1874. My uncle saw the movie by that name, with Julie Christie, in 1967, and it’s been remade a few times since. Why?

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Downsizing for Seniors: Why You Need The Net Zero Energy Option

This article assumes that you are a senior and you are trying to discern the most prudent approach to downsizing:

Okay, when you hear the words “net zero,” what comes to mind:

__My favorite basketball player missed the buzzer-beater

__ My investments just tanked

__ My credit card is maxed out.

__It’s a new credit card offer

__It’s how my favorite NBA player shoots, sometimes

__I think it might relate to new home construction techniques

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