Minneapolis - Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 24, 2010 – 3BIDS, LLC (www.3-Bids.com) has announced a new competitive bidding service for home and business improvement projects that will save time and money. Twin Cities’ property owners can now work with one company to receive a minimum of three individual estimates from local competing contractors on roofing, siding, windows and energy efficiency projects. 3Bids is pioneering the “Improvement Advocacy” industry by connecting clients with local grants, loans, quality products and pre-screened contractors.
Free DOE energy modeling tools help cut energy use on residential and commercial buildings. Find it HERE The National Renewable Energy Laboratory worked withe the Department of Energy to produce the EnergyPlus program - a whole building energy simulation program that engineers, architects, and researchers use to model energy and water use in buildings. Modeling the performance of a building with EnergyPlus enables building professionals to optimize the building design to use less energy and water.