February 24, 2016

Ekotrope Releases HERS Rating API

Ekotrope and Pivotal Energy Solutions announced today a collaboration enabling the generation of energy ratings and energy consumption data directly from Pivotal’s Axis platform. Axis will be the first product to utilize Ekotrope’s new general purpose application programming interface (HERS…
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February 22, 2016

Playing with the True Cost of Ownership

I recently played with Ekotrope’s deployment of True Cost of Ownership™ on the Sunwood Development website. I wanted to test its usefulness, envisioning myself as a potential homebuyer that is looking to better understand the projected monthly spending of…
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January 15, 2016

What’s the cost of owning a home?

For such a significant life investment, prospective homebuyers should be well-informed on the true cost of owning a home – including mortgage payments, energy bills, maintenance costs, property taxes and insurance.  This is why we’ve developed the True Cost…
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October 12, 2015

True Cost of Ownership™ Success Stories

Early users of the Ekotrope True Cost of Ownership sales application have seen great success!  Here are some anecdotes describing positive interactions they have had with customers while using the TCO app.  Kevin, of Drees Homes, was…
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October 23, 2014

Energy Code Cost Calculator

How Do Energy Codes Affect Builders’ Construction Costs? Over the past 10 years, residential energy codes have become more and more stringent in many states. Since 2006, the International Code Council (ICC) has released a new…
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