Energy Check Checks Out the Home of Handshake 2.0

I want to be a green entrepreneur.  So I've created a winter system for keeping freezing air from leaking into my nice warm kitchen by draping a blanket over the doorknob on the backdoor, positioning it carefully along the door jamb, then shoving a chair against the whole arrangement to keep it in place.

Use of the door is blocked for the winter season, but some cold air is, too.  That's green and energy efficient, right?

I had no idea how un-green my house was, or how many opportunities I had to get green-er, until Cecile Newcomb of Energy Check came to call.  She and her staff performed a Full Home Performance Assessment, or energy audit, on the digs of Handshake 2.0. 

Here's what happened:

Needless to say, I'll be swapping my winter blanket rig for a genuinely energy efficient one, thanks to what I learned from Energy Check.


You're invited to follow Energy Check on Twitter, @energy_check.

Energy Check is a locally-owned, full service home performance contractor, providing Home Performance Assessments– also known as Energy Audits - and contracting services to homeowners in Southwest Virginia.  With a certified Home Energy Rating Services, HERS Rater on staff, paired with Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst Professionals, Energy Check has the diagnostic tools and expertise to find and fix the underlying causes of a home's health, safety, comfort and energy efficiency challenges.

In a bartering exchange, Energy Check provided an existing home Full Home Performance Assessment to Anne Clelland, founder of Handshake 2.0.  To Energy Check, Handshake Media, Incorporated provided social media consulting services, video production, and custom blog posts on Handshake 2.0

Here's another video from Energy Check and more on home energy audits from the U. S. Department of Energy.

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  1. The video was fascinating – I watched it at work and all I could think about for the remainder of the day was going home and checking my vents for cobwebs and spider webs or how significantly a strand from a plastic trash bag would blow in the gap of my door! Thank you for the Energy Check educational lesson!

  2. Joe and I very much enjoyed dancing on the lino and fogging up Anne’s basement!

    Lindsey, you are welcome to call or email me if you have questions about your own house. Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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