Neil Kelly
Sep 04, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6769" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Kelly-Woodford Home in Parkdale, Oregon was the first LEED certified residential structure west of the Mississippi.[/caption]   Oregon green homes bring value to their owners—this much we know is true.  We know it because the…

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Neil Kelly
May 01, 2014

"Kitchens! Kitchens! Kitchens!" is all about--you guessed it--bathrooms! Okay, sorry--but we had to have a little fun. The second annual Kitchens event drew over 100 people to the Neil Kelly West-side location last weekend.  It's an entire day dedicated to…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 29, 2014

Solar power is derived from solar panels usually located on the roof.  But what happens when you want to buy a solar power system and you don't really have the roof for it?  In the Northwest, where we love our…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 12, 2014

Kim Herman lives in a house of windows: 36 drafty, unframed single panes in just 1,150-square feet. It’s a home inspired by mid-century California architectural icon and developer Joseph Eichler, whose style was typified by floor-to-ceiling windows to “bring the outside…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 07, 2014

Every once in a while our Home Performance folks get asked the question:  "Just how durable are the solar panels you install?" Well, that's an excellent question...and one that our partner--SolarWorld--found a rather creative way to answer. We do not…

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Neil Kelly
Sep 05, 2013

It's no secret that the addition of safe, green cabinets has been an increasingly popular topic for many considering kitchen remodeling projects.  A growing number of consumers want to know what goes into the products going into their homes. "You've had…

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Neil Kelly
Feb 14, 2013

Nutritional labels may tell us what ingredients are in the food that we eat, but what’s in the building materials in our home? Where do they come from, what are they made of, and what happens to them at the…

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