Archive for April, 2014


We are excited to launch our new and improved site! Our new site will integrate all services offered including: air sealing, energy auditing, infrared scans, HERS ratings, duct leakage testing and several many more. Under the improvements page you will find…

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Visit mygreenkc.com for an update.

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We have been engaged in quite the discussion at GIC this afternoon. A homeowner had contacted us stating her furnace was out and needed to be replaced. I asked her if she had space heaters to use in the meantime…

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Recently GIC co-owner, Luke Smith, installed a 7.5 kilowatt hour solar panel system on his home. He is excited for the installation as it will reduce his carbon footprint and lock in his energy costs. Luke’s home is all electric…

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With the holidays in full swing we thought we would share with you some cool gadgets for the environmentally minded friends and family on you list. At GIC we love technology that is practical and energy efficient so here is…

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As the cold weather begins to take hold across the Kansas City metro many homeowners are beginning to fire up their fireplace. There have already been five house fires siting fireplaces as the cause so far this year in the…

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The construction industry uses a lot of technical jargon and homes don’t come with instruction manuals or glossaries. So what exactly is a rim joist? It is the area of a house were the foundation wall meets the floor joists….

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Air Leakage

Most of us are aware that a leaky home will mean higher utility bills and more drafts. But, what exactly is going on that makes this happen. Let’s get nerdy with a little science on a Friday afternoon. We all…

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Last month we posted a blog about the HERS index. In order to have a home energy rating performed on your new or existing house and receive a HERS index score you must do so through a certified rater. GIC…

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We ran across a very interesting blog that explained a fascinating concept. Off Grid World describes a process of turning your urine into energy in a recent blog. Believe it or not this process was discovered by a 14 year…

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