Heating & Cooling Systems EXPLAINED: What EVERY homeowner MUST know before they buy.

Submitted by office on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 16:15

Far too often, we come across clients in Nashville, TN who think they have invested in a high efficiency variable speed HVAC system. We regret informing them that instead, they have a basic, standard efficiency single stage unit. Folks aren't thrilled to hear the news because in their mind, they spent extra on something that was supposed to be more energy efficient.

Why does the mix-up occur? 

Much of the confusion has to do with terminology and understand the components of the HVAC system.

Diagnostic Testing Services: FAQs

Submitted by office on Mon, 07/26/2021 - 17:50

If you are here, you must have browsed our website long enough to find information on our Diagnostic Assessment Services. If you haven't found that link on our home page yet, CLICK HERE to learn more. Or, perhaps you inquired via phone and spoke to one of our building scientists. Great! 

Electric Cars Alone Won't Save the Planet. Here's Why.

Submitted by office on Mon, 05/10/2021 - 11:33

We at E3 INNOVATE love our cars... if you didn't know already. And, although we try not to play favorites, our electric vehicles hold a special place in our heart. That's because they represent the early adoption of the shift toward electrified (and hopefully someday) solar-powered transportation.

However, as much as we advocate for electric cars and car-charging stations, we know that electric cars alone won't save the planet. We MUST address the energy consumption of our homes, too

Building a Net-Zero Energy Ready Home in Ashland City, TN

Submitted by office on Mon, 04/05/2021 - 16:38

Starting the design of a new custom home can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Planning the layout, envisioning the view from the kitchen, and deciding where to put the solar panels are probably everyone’s favorite parts about building a custom high performance home.

Codes Changes in Davidson County - What does this mean for new construction?

Submitted by office on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 16:21

Changes to the Residential Energy Code in Davidson County Tennessee

Davidson County recently adopted the 2018 residential building codes, without amendments. What does this mean for new construction projects in and around Nashville? Below is a summary of the major changes and important components that will require special attention.

What changed regarding building envelope and mechanical systems? 

An E3 High Performance Home Sells Effortlessly in Madison, TN

Submitted by office on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 16:17

Anita moved to Nashville from California in 2018. She was looking to start a new life in a new place. A new job, a new house, and even a new relationship welcomed her to Music City. Anita invested in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Madison and purchased a home that had already gone through interior remodeling. New paint, flooring, windows, and even a remodeled kitchen had been installed before she purchased the home, which gave it definite curb appeal. 

A Custom Home in Lebanon TN

Submitted by office on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 14:44

In 2016, a local builder came to E3 with a vision for his family's new high performance home. The property, tucked back on a quite country road in rural Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, was surrounded by tall old trees and acres of privacy.

Winterize your Whole Home

Submitted by jacquelyn on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 12:57

Fall checklist for the home E3 INNOVATE

The temperatures are dropping, and Nashville’s trees are shedding their leaves and green color—so what are you going to do to keep cozy this fall and winter in your own home? If you haven’t yet taken the following measures to winterize your whole home, E3 INNOVATE is here to prepare you for the winter with these energy saving weatherization tips!

Fireplaces: Are They Really Worth It?

Submitted by office on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:51

Imagine… You love entertaining, enjoying dinners with friends, colleagues, and family. However, you don’t have a lot of space in your dining room.  Although the kitchen is open to the dining area, the space is tight with a large table, an armoire, and a big chunky wood-burning fireplace. The table is the centerpiece of the room, where friends and family come to gather with good food, good wine, laughter, and a lot of stories to share. The table is where memories are made.