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greeNEWit LLC is a Diagnostic Energy Auditing Company. Our goal is to communicate cost effective recommendations to our clients in order to improve energy efficiency in their homes and to help save the planet. Additionally greeNEWit LLC strives to be on the forefront of green technology and spreading awareness in our communities.
 
What is an Energy Audit?

An energy audit is a test performed with diagnostic equipment that can measure air leakage, air quality, moisture level, as well as rate appliance efficiency in your home. From this test a greeNEWit building analyst will be able to make cost effective recommendations to help make your home more energy efficient.
 
Why is an Energy Audit Important?

An energy audit will help you save money by identifying areas where conditioned air is lost due to air leakage. The greeNEWit building analyst will be able to rate the efficiency of your appliances as well as recommend ways to improve the air quality of your home. The energy audit results will provide the measurements necessary to begin saving money on your utility bills as well as help save the environment by using less natural resources.
 
 
How to get Green

Recycle what you use: Most cities or counties should have a recycling program, whether it’s paper, aluminum, plastic, or glass. You may need to call your local government agencies to find out, or ask your landlord to participate. In addition, we recycle electronic and office products, return printer and ink cartridges to the manufacturer, and donate equipment to charity.

Reduce what you use: Yes, this means don’t print emails. We avoid printing hard copies in general, unless absolutely necessary—instead we do as much of our work digitally or electronically as possible. We also use duplex printers for dual-sided printing when necessary, and turn off equipment when not in use. This means turning off not just the equipment or appliance itself, but the surge protectors as well to avoid phantom power usage. In the future, we hope to replace our light bulbs with energy-saving bulbs (when available for the kind of lighting in our office) and invest in more Energy Star equipment.

Use green products: Our marketing and collateral materials are printed on recycled paper using soy-based ink. When designing and laying out collateral, we also try to ensure the content has a long lifecycle, so that we aren’t constantly updating and reprinting materials. In terms of physical products we use in the office, we have biodegradable “corn” cups or “potato” cutlery for the break room, as well as green cleaning supplies (Try Seventh Generation’s line of products, now available even in your local supermarket. Or Target, one of several chains that carry “Method” biodegradable cleaning supplies.)

What is recycling?
Recycling is the reprocessing of materials into new products. Recycling generally prevents the waste of potentially useful materials, reduces the consumption of raw materials and reduces energy usage, and hence greenhouse gas emissions, compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key concept of modern waste management and is the third component of the waste hierarchy.