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April 22, 2010
Maryland's an Energy Star Marylanders should be proud as they read the list of our environmental accomplishments since the first Earth Day in 1970 ("Maryland environmental milestones," April 22). The list of bold local and state actions to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, increase recycling, improve access to green space, save energy, and provide cleaner transportation choices merit recognition. But in reading the list, I was struck by the fact that Maryland's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and choose smart energy were missing.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
Located one block from Southeast Baltimore's Canton Square, 3027 Dillon St. is a corner contemporary townhouse unlike any other in the area. "I have never seen such a high-end house in the city before," said listing agent Cindy Conklin of Prudential Homesale YWGC Realty, who is selling the home for $849,000. "Not even larger homes on the harbor have that level of finish, upgrades and amenities. It's phenomenal. " Just 3 years old, this four-story custom design by Jim Shetler of Trace Architects has been constructed of brick and cedar siding with three levels of glass walls.
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By James Coates and James Coates,Chicago Tribune | February 7, 2000
I have an HP Pavilion with a sleep function that goes into a coma instead of a standby mode, forcing me to shut down and repower it to unfreeze it. I believe you mentioned in one of your articles not too long ago how to override this function. It doesn't make me many friends at the federal Environmental Protection Agency, but I plead guilty as charged to advising folks how to shut off the EPA's praiseworthy but sometimes flawed Energy Star program to save electricity by having Windows go to sleep after no keys are tapped for a specified length of time.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
Sick of $450-a-month gas and electric bills for their Baltimore County rowhouse, James and JoAnn Allis replaced their old, inefficient air conditioner. And their windows and doors. Then they added insulation in their home's many leaky spots and coated their roof to keep the house cooler in the summer. Now the retirees pay about $220 a month. "That's a big difference," said JoAnn Allis, flipping through recent Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. bills. "We had to do it in spurts, but ... gradually one thing leads to another that all brings your bill down.
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By James Coates and James Coates,Chicago Tribune | March 22, 1999
I formatted my wife's PC, reinstalled Windows and now, after the screen saver kicks in, the num lock, caps lock and scroll lock indicator lamps blink in unison, and I have to reset and go through the boot process to use the PC.The problem is that though I can't be certain why your computer locks up when the screen saver kicks in, I can tell you that disabling the Environmental Protection Agency-approved Energy Star feature built into Windows 98 probably will...
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By WILL MORTON and WILL MORTON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 13, 2005
Kathleen Deimler had a ritual at her old home on Herring Creek near Ocean City: Come winter, she would shroud the sunroom in plastic in an attempt to protect against the weather. "I was cold all the time," said the retired hospital secretary. So when she and her husband decided to buy a home closer to his workshop and garden, Deimler knew what she wanted. "I was shopping for an Energy Star home," said Deimler, 71. The couple chose a Cape Cod-style farmhouse built three years ago by T&G Builders of Berlin, a mile from the ocean and with high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, high-performance windows and an energy-saving water heater.
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By Advertorial Content by Ryan Homes | April 22, 2011
ADVERTORIAL CONTENT   More space, more style, more convenience and more value – Ryan Homes has long been recognized for knowing exactly what families are looking for when they’re ready to move into a larger next home. For discerning move-up families in Baltimore County, Ryan has recently launched sales at Fieldcrest, a new community of executive style single-family homes in White Marsh. This large, master-planned community is located just off Allender Road, allowing quick access to Routes 7 and 40, I-95 and I-695, making it an easy starting point for commutes to anywhere in Baltimore County.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2004
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. -- fan or foe of energy efficiency? It depends on which page of the newspaper you're reading. As the General Assembly was poised today to override Ehrlich's veto last year of a bill to require state standards for energy efficiency on certain appliances, the governor was being featured in public service ads in newspapers and on radio urging people to buy energy-efficient products. "The timing is extraordinary," said Del. William A. Bronrott, a Montgomery County Democrat who supported the standards bill.
BUSINESS
June 17, 2001
Barry Andrews Homes, a Bel Air homebuilder, has been honored by Gov. Parris N. Glendening for building energy-efficient and environment-friendly homes as part of the Energy Star program. Energy Star, a voluntary labeling program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, is designed to promote energy-efficient products that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Barry Andrews, which builds homes primarily in Harford County and was the Baltimore area's 14th-largest builder last year, said its Energy Star homes use 40 percent less energy than homes built to standard state codes - a savings of about $60 a month.
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2011
Certain appliances that meet Energy Star requirements will be exempt from Maryland sales tax from Feb. 19 through Feb. 21, the state comptroller's office has announced. During the "Shop Maryland Energy" weekend, consumers who buy Energy Star air conditioners, clothes washers, furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, standard size refrigerators, dehumidifiers and compact fluorescent light bulbs will not pay sales tax in Maryland stores or online. Dishwashers are not eligible, even if they meet Energy Star specifications.
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Eileen Ambrose | February 8, 2013
If you can hold off from buying that energy-efficient refrigerator or furnace for a little more than a week, you could save 6 percent sales tax in Maryland. The state's annual sales tax holiday runs Feb. 16-18 for those buying “Energy Star” products. The state offers answers to frequent questions online.  Consumers can also find online a list of qualified Energy Star products, which runs from washers and dryers to light bulbs.  
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Laurel Peltier and Guest blogger | November 14, 2012
Maryland's state government desperately wants you to plug up your leaky house in order to use less electricity. To get homeowners on board, the Empower Maryland program is offering 50 percent rebates of up to $3,150 on retrofit projects that make your home more energy efficient. The goal is simple: reduce electricity usage while reducing Maryland's greenhouse gases. Many homeowners would be surprised at how much they can save on their utility bills - and how quickly their up-front investment gets paid back.  Under the program, Greg Baggan of Canton learned he had been heating the equivalent of three homes, when he only owns one. An energy audit revealed that all the leaks in his home, when combined, equated to a 4 square-foot hole in his small row house.
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Advertorial Content by RYAN Homes | June 14, 2012
ADVERTORIAL CONTENT With Howard County's popularity, new homes here command premium prices. But Ryan Homes is breaking that trend with the introduction of Pleasant Chase, an enclave of 33 new single-family homes located just east of Columbia. Pleasant Chase offers all the best of Howard County: easy access to Routes 100, 175 and I-95; close proximity to destination and daily need shopping; and plenty of outdoor recreation and family entertainment. It also offers the best new single-family home pricing in the entire county, with prices one would expect to see in a townhome community, allowing buyers to gain the growing room they need at the right price and in the right location.
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Advertorial Content by Ryan Homes | April 25, 2012
ADVERTORIAL CONTENT Ryan Homes, Baltimore's #1 Homebuilder, is pleased to announce the best new townhome value in the sought after Bel Air Area. Monmouth Meadows Townhomes, priced from the $230s, offers 3 levels of spacious living with several floorplans to choose from to suit your lifestyle. This amenity-rich community includes a swimming pool and clubhouse, perfect for neighborhood gatherings. Located in Harford County, Monmouth Meadows Townhomes offer easy access to I-95 and are only 30 minutes to downtown Baltimore.
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Advertioral content by Ryan Homes | February 17, 2012
ADVERTORIAL CONTENT Leading locations and leading values…they've made Ryan Homes Maryland's #1 Homebuilder, and they've made Ryan Homes' new Kelly Glen community a leading destination for discerning homebuyers in Harford County. This community of new single-family homes in Bel Air represents the best value among all new single-family homes in the area, but still gives buyers the convenient location, size, features and energy efficiency they would expect in homes costing thousands more.
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Eileen Ambrose | January 30, 2012
While the legislators battle it out over taxes in Annapolis, Marylanders will get a brief respite. From Feb. 18 through the 20 th , Marylanders buying certain Energy Star products can avoid paying the 6 percent state sales tax. Items that qualify for the tax holiday include air conditioners, clothes dryers and washers, furnaces, refrigerators, programmable thermostats. For a full list, check out the comptroller's website . This three-day tax holiday on energy products takes place annually on the weekend of the third Monday in February.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2010
WASHINGTON - Fifteen phony products - including a gasoline-powered alarm clock - won a label from the government certifying them as energy efficient in a test of the federal Energy Star program. Investigators concluded the program is "vulnerable to fraud and abuse." A report released Friday said government investigators tried to pass off 20 fake products, and only two were rejected. Three others didn't get a response. The program run by the Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to identify energy-efficient products to help consumers.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
Located one block from Southeast Baltimore's Canton Square, 3027 Dillon St. is a corner contemporary townhouse unlike any other in the area. "I have never seen such a high-end house in the city before," said listing agent Cindy Conklin of Prudential Homesale YWGC Realty, who is selling the home for $849,000. "Not even larger homes on the harbor have that level of finish, upgrades and amenities. It's phenomenal. " Just 3 years old, this four-story custom design by Jim Shetler of Trace Architects has been constructed of brick and cedar siding with three levels of glass walls.
NEWS
By Tom Horton | November 17, 2011
What if you had to save the Chesapeake Bay and you had almost no money? It's a fitting question in the aftermath of the Great Recession, as governments across the watershed wonder how to afford the next round of bay cleanup requirements. I've been investing cheaply in a host of advanced green technologies: a clothesline in the backyard ($3) and a rainy day drying rack ($20) in the cellar; organic cooling systems (aka trees) to shade the south and western sides of my house ($500)
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