Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME DESIGN IN 2018 & BEYOND

From PANTONE’s 2018 Color of the Year (we’re looking at you Ultra Violet) to brass accents in the kitchen and bathroom, you’ve got plenty to choose from when it comes to this year’s home design trends. But there’s another design … Continue reading

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HOW ENERGY EFFICIENCY CAN IMPROVE PEOPLE’S HEALTH

Energy efficiency can improve public health through weatherization of homes, reducing pollution, and making people’s homes safer. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has a new Health & Environment program that is doing pioneering research to document how … Continue reading

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LUTRON CASETA LIGHT SWITCHES MADE #2 ON THE WASHINGTON POST’S SMART GADGET LIST

Newport is proud to see the Lutron Caseta Light Switches make the news in the top smart gadgets to buy this year. We were a part of this cutting edge smart lighting technology from Lutron Electronics before the system was even … Continue reading

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The New and Improved Photovoltaics

Photovoltaic efficiency keeps improving. SunPower recently achieved 24 percent efficiency with its panels, delivering 70% more electricity than conventional solar panels from the same space over 25 years. So, you are thinking of building a new home, and you want … Continue reading

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BLOWER DOOR TESTING AND WHY YOU NEED ONE?

Many people look forward to selecting paint colors, countertops and appliances when designing their new homes. One other item that they may want to add to the list is how tightly the home is built. AIR LEAKAGE AND CODE A … Continue reading

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