Ric Evans, Paradigm Energy Services, joins Dave

This weeks guest is Ric Evans owner of Paradigm Energy Services, a local business that offers energy audits for home owners and commercial property owners alike. The discussion covers the difference between simple energy conservation and true increases in energy efficiency. Both can save property owners energy costs but Rick points out how much better increases in efficiency really help to keep dollars in the local economy. A portion of the show is a video presentation of one of Ric's actual energy audits done on a Traverse City house showing a number of the steps involved. Web resources: Residential Energy Services Network, Building Performance Institute and Energy Star.