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We waste HOW much energy?

bigstock-Rows-Of-Electrical-Towers-471522-400pxEveryone knows the U.S. uses a lot of energy, but did you know that we waste even more? A new study released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows that the U.S. uses just 39 percent of all the energy it generates, wasting the rest.

Could smart grids help solve the problem? Read more in this blog post from, which features KCP&L’s SmartGrid Demonstration project.

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Appraisers, Realtors, Builders:
Learn to evaluate green homes!

EWKC event blog artResidential Green Description Made Easy: Tools and Approaches to Valuing Homes with Green Features

August 28, 8:30–4:30 p.m.
Mid-America Regional Council
Board Room,
600 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.

$40 (Continuing education credits for appraisers pending.)
Lunch will be provided.

Register now!

Residential appraisers, real estate agents, builders, energy analysts and lenders are seeing green construction increase around the country. This seminar will help you understand how high performance, energy-efficient features add value to homes and how to convey that information to potential buyers.

This seminar will focus on the description of green and energy-efficient residential properties, using the Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum, which describes the home features in a way that the lender, underwriter, appraiser, buyer or agent can use to value the property.

Participants will walk through the addendum and learn why it was developed, how to use it and become familiar with resources to complete the details. They will also learn about solar panel valuation challenges, how they impact reporting and ways to find comparable sales.

Instructor Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA, is an active real estate appraiser, instructor, course developer and consultant. She is a frequent national speaker on the topic of green valuation. She wrote the courses “Case Studies in Residential Green Buildings,” “Description of Residential Green Buildings Made Easy,” “Residential and Commercial Valuation of Solar” and spearheaded the development of the “Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum.”

This program was developed by the Appraisal Institute and being underwritten by EnergyWorks KC with funding from a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. For information, contact Roger Kroh at, 816/701-8280.EWKC-event-blog-logos-600w

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