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Article Review: Some Unusual Sources of Building Odors

By: Dennis H. Brachfeld

The August Issue of Healthy Indoors Magazine featured the article Some Unusual Sources of Building Odors, By Jeffrey May. The article highlights situations where a person may encounter unpleasant odors.

Bathroom Odors:

The article shares an instance where a homeowner had a guest bathroom that had a very strong odor.

“He’d had the room scrubbed from top to bottom and the toilet checked to be sure that the toilet seal was intact (otherwise, sewer gas could have leaked into the room).

Employee Spotlight: Alex Cruz

I am from Mexico City. I have lived in the US since 1998. I have been in Denver the whole time. I have been with ASH since 2005.

Q: Top two highlights of my life?

A: 1. My family and kids.

    2. The Broncos

Q: What would people be surprised to know about you?

A: I like to do motocross and I have three dirt bikes!

Q: Who has been influential in your life?

A: My kids. They are growing and I want to be good example for them.

Q: What do you feel is the most beneficial energy improvement a homeowner can make?

A: Solar panels

Employee Spotlight: Quinn Stedman

My name is Quinn Stedman born in the suburbs of Illinois. I moved to the beautiful state of Colorado in September of 2014. I moved to Colorado to pursue an education and career in energy efficiency, I also always wanted to be somewhere close to the mountains with beautiful scenery!

I graduated with an Associate in Arts degree in Illinois, and Associates in Applied Science with a Residential Energy Management degree at EcoTech institute in Colorado. I love to be outdoors whenever I can, whether that be hiking in the summer or snowboarding in the winter. I’m also a big Blackhawks fan!!!

Q: Top three (3) highlights of my life?

Remodeling? Incorporate Performance Upgrades While You Are At It

By: R. Scott Mills

A remodel could be just the excuse you need to improve the performance of your home. Older homes typically don’t adhere to the higher standard for energy efficiency that newer homes have. There are many ways to fix that during a remodeling project.

Employee Spotlight: R. Scott Mills

I was born  and raised in the San Fernando Valley in L.A., California. In 1955 my father built a high performance home that I grew up in. This started my interest in energy efficient home design. Originally a videographer in L.A., I worked at CBS as an editor. I moved to Aspen, CO in 1974 and worked in public access television and with John Denver at the Windstar foundation as a documentarian.

Employee Spotlight: Jerry (Gerald) Garner

I was born and raised in Denver. First in the Baker neighborhood, then the East Washington Park area. My father was a teacher/track coach, then administrator in the DPS. I went to South High School, heavy on shop and gym classes, not your academic type. But did attend C.U Denver Center for a year before being swept up in the beginnings of the “60’s counter culture”. I had a wide assortment of jobs through that period including book store manager and driving a cab before being hired on as a gopher for a restaurant décor installation crew traveling the country doing “theme” restaurants. 

2017 Xcel Rebates: What You Should Know

Written by Jessica Quinones, Office Manager

2017 Xcel Rebates

2017 has been a year of change for Xcel rebates offered to customers. The changes made to the 2017 Xcel Rebates are notable and deserve some explanation. Let’s dive right into it.

What Does The Process Look Like?

The basic process that every Home Performance with Energy Star, insulation and air sealing rebate customer will see is:

SunnyTherm: Solar Heating Made Simple

SunnyTherm has created a solar heater that uses hot air to heat your home, barn, office, workshop or green house!

Take a look below at the greenhouse and chinchila barn SunnyTherm is heating with the sun and their product. 

Employee Spotlight: Yvette Alley

I am a native resident of Colorado. Born and raised in the Denver Area. I graduated from Strasburg High School, Strasburg Colorado. After High School, I spent a couple of years trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life, I completed a couple of years of college, but decided to enlist in the Army. I only meant to serve for 3 years. 3 years turned into 10, turned into 20, then 20+ years. I retired in 2015.

Employee Spotlight: Jessica Quinones

I moved to Denver from Northern California in August of 2013. I didn’t have a reason other than I didn’t want to be in California anymore. I moved out here without a job and only what I could carry in my car. My background is in finance and the casino industry. I am happy to have landed at AboutSavingHeat.com. I have learned so much about energy efficiency and conservation.

Q: Top three (3) highlights of my life?

A: 1. Seeing Chipper Jones play at Turner Field the year before he retired.