(BPT) - Everyone wants the inside scoop on how to get the best deal. Ironically, consumers will do a bunch of research over a $500 smart phone and relatively little for the largest purchase of their lives, their homes.Most home buyers focus on price and payments, however, factoring in a home’s energy consumption costs could save tens of thousands of dollars over years of ownership. Comparing the performance and construction quality of one home to another is often not apples to apples. Newly built homes tend to be more energy efficient than older homes, but total performance is also influenced by the builder and design, said CR Herro, a building scientist and vice president of environmental affairs for Meritage Homes.Home Energy Rating Score When buying a new or resale home, buyers can use a shopping tool to help them understand the anticipated costs of a home’s energy bills. The Home Energy Rating Score, or HERS, is the industry standard for measuring a home’s energy … [Read more...] about How many miles per gallon does your home get?
Herzberg was a mother and wife, but also a drug addict who was occasionally homeless. The 49-year-old rolled the bike past the signs telling pedestrians to cross at the crosswalk on Curry Road, pushed it off the median’s curb and began to cross the street. Mill Avenue’s famous bar district is just south, on the other side of the lake, but the partying was winding down. Traffic was light. Herzberg was dressed in a dark top with long sleeves and blue jeans. She walked with a purposeful, but unhurried pace under the orange light. She crossed the first of the two lanes of northbound Mill. She almost made it to the sidewalk. Video released by Uber and Tempe police help recreate the scene of Herzberg’s final seconds alive, and allows the public to know what the driver was doing, too. Inside the self-driving car was Rafaela Vasquez, who worked for Uber as a backup driver. She was supposed to take manual control of the SUV if anything went wrong. But she wasn’t looking … [Read more...] about Ducey’s Drive-By: How Arizona Governor Helped Cause Uber’s Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest What else does Wilmington need to be more fun? We have (more) suggestions. We now have a beer garden, late night eats and a record store. What else does Delaware's biggest city need to make it a fun destination? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Ryan Cormier, The News Journal Published 10:20 a.m. ET April 12, 2018 CLOSE Three years after our last "What Wilmington Needs" story, we're back with more suggestions. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE About three years ago, we decided to … [Read more...] about What else does Wilmington need to be more fun? We have (more) suggestions.
Kansas City, Kan. • Sometimes all you need is the right hotel for a perfect family getaway. If you have kids, even tweens and teens, a big water park at a hotel is one answer. It helps if the hotel has a few restaurants, an arcade, a magical quest and fun kids activities as well as character appearances and story time.Disney resorts check off most of these boxes, as do several resorts in the Wisconsin Dells, but just 3 ½ to 4 hours west of St. Louis you will find all of this in Kansas City, Kan., at the Great Wolf Lodge. It opened in 2003, just a couple of years after the Kansas Speedway was built down the road. Since then, the Village West area of Kansas City has taken on life of its own, with a mega shopping center, the Legends, complete with a Dave & Buster’s, a huge Cabela’s and the largest furniture store I’ve ever been in: Nebraska Furniture Mart. And nearly right next door is the Children’s Mercy Park stadium, home to Major League … [Read more...] about A family visit to Kansas City, Kan.: Great Wolf Lodge, marbles, race cars and more
Volvo Cars executive Anders Gustafsson applies the same mantra to employees as he does to the Swedish automaker's cars."If you just test us out, you will stay with us," said Gustafsson, who has worked most of his adult life for Volvo, most recently as head of the company's U.S. operations in Rockleigh, N.J.With brand loyalty near the top of the scale among luxury car buyers, Volvo is seeing a sales resurgence in the United States as it finishes construction of a $1.2 billion manufacturing campus in rural Berkeley County.The first car to be built there — a redesigned S60 sedan — will debut in June during a special event at the plant, followed by a production kickoff later in the summer.But first things first: Volvo needs hundreds of people in the next few months to get the plant up and running.Roughly half of the 1,500 workers needed in the first wave of hiring are already on site, but the toughest jobs to fill — those in maintenance and on the production … [Read more...] about As S60 production nears, Volvo Cars boss focuses on hiring at Charleston area plant