|Jun 23, 2011
||"Was Your Home Built to Last?"
Our team of experts inspected one of Las Vegas’ boomtown houses to see how it’s weathering the years
By Bob Whitby • Illustrations By Keith Scharwath
Les Lazareck has the laconic manner of someone who knows his work, and a boyish fascination with doing it. “I’m the attic guy,” he says, “I love to be in attics...” click here to read more
|Mar 3, 2011
||"Turn Off, Tune Down and Save Up"
Want an eco-friendly home in the new economy? The new mandate: Don't buy stuff. Instead, go frugal
By Heidi Kyser
Remember when people showed off their green bona fides by incorporating reclaimed bricks and bamboo floors into their home renovations? One blessing of the recession is that it shifted consumer attention from buying stuff to saving energy - you know, where it should have been to begin with...click here to read more
|Apr 8, 2010
||"Building a Better Future"
Program helps unemployed construction workers expand skills, find jobs
By Tiffannie Bond
Richard Pipkins helped build more than 6,000 homes here over 13 years. But once the demand or homes stopped, so did his livelihood. He was laid off 15 months ago, with no job in sight…click here to read more
|Mar 16, 2010
||"New Stimulus Program Teaching Construction Workers About Weatherization"
updated 6:49 p.m. PT, Tues., March. 16, 2010
Denise Spidle reporting
Easter Seals has a new competitive program helping local workers to learn a new trade and get back into paying jobs. The federal government is investing stimulus dollars into energy-efficient programs for the state of Nevada, putting those in the construction industry back to work...click here to read more
|Apr 19, 2009
||Las Vegas Review Journal
||"Cut Your Energy Bills"
By JENNIFER ROBISON
1. Reset your thermostat
Local power utility NV Energy recommends its customers keep their thermostats at 68 in the winter and 78 in the summer. As the weather warms, push the temperature to 80 or 82 when you're not home and boost your savings further...click here to read more
|Mar 3, 2009
||Blvds Las Vegas
||"Increasing Your Green"
Save Money and Improve Efficiency with a Home Energy Audit
By Shaun Sewell
An energy audit of your home will help you save money in ways you
couldn't possibly imagine. For example, "phantom devices" such as
microwaves, DVD players and computers left connected to a wall plug
could cost you as much as $21 per month...click here to read more
|Oct 23, 2008
||Las Vegas Review Journal
||"Renewed Mission: Be Free of Fossil Fuel"
Subsidies, rebates help LV resident convert house
By JOHN G. EDWARDS
Since he was a high school sophomore in San Diego, Les Lazareck wanted to work in the renewable energy industry.
He studied alternative energy design while earning a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His main project used wind power to desalinate water...click here to read more
|Sept 9, 2008
||Nevada Conservation League
||"Thousands of New Jobs for Nevada from Clean Energy"
Nevada stands to gain 15,000 jobs by investing in global-warming solutions
Las Vegas, Nevada – September 9, 2008 — As America confronts the current energy crisis, a new report released today by the Center for American Progress in partnership with the Nevada Conservation League shows that the U.S. can create two million jobs nationwide by investing in clean energy technologies that will strengthen the economy and fight global warming. The report finds that investing in clean energy would create four times as many jobs as spending the same amount of money within the oil industry, and in Nevada, 15,000 jobs would be created…click here to read more