Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Featured Events [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has joined other Christian and Jewish leaders to speak out against the rise of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and the persecution of Christians in many parts of the world. The religious leaders, co-presidents of the Council of Christians and Jews, co-signed a letter to The Times newspaper on Dec. 13.Read the full article here. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ecumenical & Interreligious Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Christian, Jewish leaders in Britain speak against anti-Semitism, persecution of Christians Press Release Service Posted Dec 13, 2018 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN
Previous articlePBWIEC awards scholarship to UTPBNext articleAttorney will appeal cop’s firing admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Local News Fourth Moralez Mini Olympics charges on this weekend Home Local News Fourth Moralez Mini Olympics charges on this weekend Facebook By admin – June 15, 2018 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp The fourth annual Nikolas Moralez Mini Olympics track and field meet opened Thursday and continues today and Saturday at Ratliff Stadium Pinterest Twitter Stella Neboh finds herself beaming, now, every summer, during every June, every time she sees those youngsters hustle their way down the track.Yes. It’ll never get old.The fourth annual Nikolas Moralez Mini Olympics track and field meet opened Thursday and continues today and Saturday at Ratliff Stadium, providing summer fun in the sun for participants from age 2-6 in the Tiny Tots division, to those sharpening their skills on the track and in the jumping sands in the Masters division.Tonight, the event celebrates kicking off in earnest with its Opening Ceremony at 7 p.m., to be followed with smiles and laughter abound the Tiny Tots’ 100-meter race.“It’s exciting,” Neboh said over the phone this week, looking ahead to the event.“Every year, my pride and joy are the little Tiny Tots. … Those little Tiny Tots, they enjoy it every day and they’ve been practicing so hard for months now. So it’s time to show up.”Registration was done in advance for most divisions, but youngsters in the Tiny Tots age range are welcome to register at the gate before the event tonight.The event marks the third running of the annual event, which honors Moralez, an Odessa boy who died in a car accident in May 2012 at the age of 14.Neboh, a meet coordinator with the USATF West Texas Association, helped put together the event at the suggestion of her son, Dexter Neboh, who was one of Moralez’s best friends in life.Last year, during the third running, organizers awarded a scholarship named in Moralez’s honor to one of its older, teenage competitors, GJ Nelson, who ran track for and graduated from Permian.Saturday, Neboh said the meet will award a scholarship named in the honor of Hunter Miller, a Permian student who died in a car wreck at age 16 in October of 2014.During the first running, Dexter Neboh said the event marked a fitting way to honor Moralez, who was involved in athletics just like him. Dexter said the meet is much like something he and Moralez would’ve enjoyed participating in when they were kids. Dexter won state gold with Permian in the triple jump and now competes for the University of Oklahoma’s track and field team.This year, the vision for the Moralez meet charges on, offering Odessa kids a chance to get out and participate in athletics — even those in the Tiny Tots age who are too young for team sports.“This gives them something to do all summer — and then winning the medals is even more rewarding for them,” Stella Neboh said.“They love it.”If You Go Adriyel Earl, 3, finishes first in his 100 meter dash of the tiny tots division at the 2017 Annual Nikolas Moralez Mini Olympics on June 24, 2017, at Ratliff Stadium. WhatsApp Twitter OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Southern Style Potato SaladFruit Salad to Die ForSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Old Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast Rolls NextStay
Home / Daily Dose / Housing and Economic Activity: National Update Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Metro-West Appoints VP of Appraiser Advancement Next: HUD Secretary to Work on Big Banks’ Lending Practices in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines Housing and Economic Activity: National Update The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save October 23, 2017 1,130 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago On Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago released its monthly index for October 2017—the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI)— reporting the overall economic activity across the U.S.The index, which was constructed using data available as of October 19, 2017, analyzes economic activity based on summarizing variation in 85 data series classified into four main categories.So how does the Chicago Fed organize this data? The CFNAI is designed so that periods of economic expansion have values of above negative 0.70. Meanwhile, periods of economic contraction have values below negative 0.70.According to the index, the overall economic activity reported an increase in growth with a positive 0.17 in September, compared to a negative 0.37 in August.However, despite this slight increase in September, the index reports that month-to-month movements are volatile. Therefore, the index also evaluates a three-month moving average to provide a more consistent picture of national economic growth—the most recent three-month moving average was unchanged at negative 0.16 in September.The contribution of the housing category to the CFNAI is combined with personal consumption—representing an increase to negative 0.07 in September from negative 0.11 in August.However, housing starts decreased to about 1.13 million annualized units in September from about 1.2 million in August. In addition, the index notes that housing permits decreased to about 1.23 million in annualized units in September, which is a decrease from 1.27 million in the previous month. Conversely, consumption indicators improved, which increased the category’s overall contribution to the economy.In addition, the report’s job-market gauge was a positive contributor to the economy, increasing to positive 0.06 from positive 0.01 in the previous month.To view the full report and other indicators impacting the U.S. economy, click here. Related Articles About Author: Nicole Casperson 2017-10-23 Nicole Casperson The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago
Comments On a typical game day, Andy Rautins woke up at around 8:30 a.m. and jumped on his elliptical in his New York City apartment. The New York Knicks guard then left his place in the afternoon to get to Madison Square Garden for shootaround and an intense pregame workout.After his workout, he jumped on a bike until it was game time. The Knicks played whatever team came to MSG that night in front of raucous crowd. Win or lose, the players earned their paycheck.‘That’s our life,’ Rautins said. ‘That’s what we enjoy doing. It is a long season of 82 games. It does get a little repetitious at times, but you know it’s what we love to do, and I don’t think we’d rather be doing anything else.’But with the NBA lockout still ongoing, Rautins and six other former Syracuse players have been forced to deviate from their everyday schedules. As of Tuesday, the NBA formally told all teams games were canceled through Dec. 15. The players union disbanded, and the players filed a class-action antitrust lawsuit against the league.Without a season at this point, the players have had to search for other options to play basketball. Some have traveled the country, playing in exhibitions games. Others who weren’t signed before the lockout have gone overseas. For many of them, the lockout even brought them back to their college roots to keep playing the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRautins is currently in Los Angeles, working out with professional players like Blake Griffin, Landry Fields, Corey Maggette, O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison, among others.The former Syracuse guard said there is a hotbed of pros in LA at this time and scrimmaging against each other is something that takes place on a daily basis. And while the games are meaningless, everyone competes at a high level.‘These guys are all stars in their own right,’ Rautins said. ‘They’re great players. They’ve been in the league for a long time, so it’s a great learning experience and a great way to stay in shape and on top of your form.’Rautins said other Syracuse guys like Wes Johnson are traveling around the country and playing in pro-am or charity games.Former SU star Carmelo Anthony recently announced he plans to host an all-star charity event in the Meadowlands’ Izod Center, according to an Oct. 20 New York Post article. Some stars already committed to participate in the game include Lebron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul, according to the article.Although most SU players are in different cities at this point, many of them were right in Syracuse, using the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center as a home base for summer workouts.Rautins, along with former players Johnson, Jonny Flynn, Eric Devendorf, Demetris Nichols and Terrence Roberts, scrimmaged with current Syracuse players almost every day in the summer. Rather than training with their NBA teammates, they were training with the current Orange roster.Current SU forward James Southerland said it made him feel like he was a freshman again with those guys around playing pickup games. And although Southerland is now a junior, he knows he still picked things up from the former SU players.‘Even when we’re just playing pickup, they were always teaching us things,’ Southerland said. ‘Wes would always tell me how to cover man-to-man, Andy always telling me keep staying low, running through screens and just making sure you’re shot always falls. They always go hard, and that shows you they’re a difference between the level in college and the NBA.’Freshman Michael Carter-Williams said Johnson and Nichols gave him some advice while they were in Syracuse during the summer.After being a star in high school, he comes off the bench for teammates Scoop Jardine and Brandon Triche this season. He said he was better prepared for this year because of their tutelage.‘Every day I think of what they told me because they made it, and I just want to make it just like them,’ Carter-Williams said.For some former players competing in the NBA Development League or overseas, the lockout hasn’t affected their ability to continue to play professionally.Devendorf was recently drafted by the Idaho Stampede of the NBADL, which is not affected by the lockout. Devendorf is currently preparing for training camp and said though he might not be playing on the biggest stage, it is comforting to know he is playing in some organized league.‘It feels good,’ Devendorf said. ‘I’m ready to play. I’m ready to get going. I know those guys feel the same way, so I’m just happy that I have the opportunity to play somewhere.’For former players Arinze Onuaku, Roberts, Nichols and Darryl Watkins, that opportunity is overseas, associate head coach Bernie Fine said. Rick Jackson, who was not drafted by an NBA team in April, is also playing in Europe.Rautins doesn’t consider that a viable option just yet, though. He said to consider going overseas, the entire season would have to be canceled.And with how things are going, that outcome looks more and more likely.Michael Veley, chair of the SU sport management department, said on Monday that he doesn’t see the players or the owners budging in their demands. As a result, he said he wouldn’t be shocked to see the season canceled.Sport management professor Rick Burton agrees. Because the players union decertified, the time frame to get a deal done will be pushed back.‘Going with the most up-to-date information, if this says to me the players have rejected the deal, my sense is we’re not going to have basketball for a while,’ Burton said Monday.With each day the lockout continues — currently at 140 days — frustration grows among players who just want to get on the court.For Rautins, he just wants to get back to his routine from a year ago with the Knicks. Though he essentially keeps the same schedule out in LA, he said two major things are missing from those pickup games.There are no fans in the bleachers. And there is no paycheck waiting for him.‘It’s tough. It’s really frustrating,’ Rautins said. ‘Everybody’s really opinionated. Everybody got their views. Is it the owners’ fault, is it the players’ fault? Who’s being more stubborn? But at the end of the day, we just want to play.’[email protected] Published on November 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
Advertisement sbmdNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs63i5pfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1rsnc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vdy1Would you ever consider trying this?😱ad04Can your students do this? 🌚zxlRoller skating! Powered by Firework The BCCI has recently expressed their surprise over reports that the Asia Cup is being shifted to Sri Lanka later this year, as per the Times of India. Reports came that it was decided after the ACC meeting last week and PCB and SLC agreed to swap the place of the tournament.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIAfter the ACC meeting, SLC chief Shammi Silva had told, “We had a discussion with Pakistan Cricket Board and they have already agreed to our hosting this edition due to the present world situation. We had an online ACC meeting and they basically gave us the green light to host the tournament.”To reply on this, a BCCI official said, “We have no idea where such reports are coming from and we’re surprised how fast these reports travel. The BCCI is clear that no decision was taken at the ACC meeting. The Board (BCCI) is tired of giving out these clarifications. Earlier it was about travelling to Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, and BCCI had to deny it with a statement. Now this.”Advertisement As the entire world has been fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus, all the sporting events have either been cancelled or postponed which also included the 13th edition of Indian Premier League. However, the official further said that this year’s IPL won’t be a curtailed one because of the Asia Cup.“Let’s be clear about that first. There won’t be a truncated IPL just to host an Asia Cup. Those thinking on such lines are clearly not speaking in India’s interests and the BCCI will not be party to it,” sources further shared.Advertisement “Even the World Cup in England was a loss-making event for the broadcaster and we’re talking about an Asia Cup here. The IPL is a different beast altogether. Who’re these people who refuse to understand the numbers? It’s in Indian cricket’s best interests to host the IPL. What are we going to cater to? India’s interests or PCB’s interests?” it added again.Since the situation is better in a few nations, Cricket Australia has announced their upcoming fixtures. India will tour to Australia later this year for an entire series. However, the source also spoke about a prospective India-South Africa series as well.“Yes, India and South Africa were in talks to host a series there (in SA). These talks were first initiated when Graeme Smith took charge at Cricket South Africa (CSA) and came to India in February. But that was then. Covid changes everything,” said the source.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Here are all the new Covid-19 rules that will be implemented in international cricketChris Gayle weighs in on the Darren Sammy ‘Kalu’ racism controversy Advertisement
By Joseph SapiaMIDDLETOWN – The township Planning Board has delayed hearing the Route 35 Village project – a combination of almost 340,000 square feet of commercial space and 350 townhouses – until at least early December.At its June 15 meeting, the Planning Board said it would combine hearing the “Shoppes at Middletown” commercial and the “Oaks at Middletown” residential proposals – actually separate applications for different parts of a 118-acre tract along Route 35, so the board and public could better comprehend the various aspects, such as engineering, traffic and other related components. The 118 acres is between Route 35 North, Kings Highway East, Carriage Drive and Kanes Lane – identifiable by the iconic Calico the Clown advertising sign at the Spirits Unlimited liquor store.But when the board met Wednesday, Sept.7, the township Planning and Community Development Department had yet to deem the Oaks application complete. The Planning Board could have continued hearing the Shoppes application, which it had started hearing June 1 and continued June 15, but it decided to postpone the hearing until both could be heard at the same time. The Planning Board also expressed a concern about first being able to review additional information submitted by John Orrico/Village 35, the Purchase, New York, developer proposing the Shoppes.“I see no purpose of moving forward (at this time),” Planning Board Chairman John Deus said at the meeting.The Planning and Community Development Department has to rule on the completeness of the townhouse application within 45 days of its submission, or by about Oct. 10. But the Planning Board said the earliest available date to begin hearing the Route 35 Village proposal would be Dec. 7 due to scheduling and public noticing.Toll Brothers, the Horsham, Pennsylvania, company that proposes the Oaks, had submitted an application May 27. The Planning and Community Development Department requested more information, resulting in Toll Brothers resubmitting on Aug. 25 – which put the October deadline in place.Marc Policastro, lawyer for the Shoppes, requested the Shoppes hearing continue at the Sept. 7 meeting. But the board denied that.“Everything to move forward is as a consolidated application,” Deus said.“There’s no practical way this board can hold two concurrent hearings,” said Planning Board Attorney James Gorman. “Confusing the public, confusing the board didn’t make sense.”While Dec. 7 is the earliest the Planning Board could entertain the Shoppes-Oaks hearing, a decision on a specific date would be made down the road, Gorman said.Outside of the Planning Board meeting, representatives of the Shoppes declined to comment.Orrico has maintained he would do no interviews until after the application is heard.John A. Giunco, the lawyer for the Oaks, said Toll Brothers looks to meet all township demands. “Toll Brothers takes this application very seriously,” Giunco said.Opponents, however, were glad the Planning Board held off on continuing any aspect of the Route 35 Village project.“We’re obviously happy it was pushed out,” said Pauline Hynes, who lives in the township’s Chapel Hill section. “Any delay is good.”“The residents were very pleased with the board’s decision, because the only way to review this application is to be combined,” said Monica Manning, president of the Minding Middletown, LLC citizens action group.Minding Middletown expressed concern about the suburbanization of Kings Highway East, the need for a movie theater and traffic flow. Minding Middletown is putting together a team of experts to fight the project, including Red Bank lawyer Ron Gasiorowski. It also runs the StopVillage35 Facebook page and holds information sessions.The Shoppes at Middletown is envisioned to be 338,455 square feet of retail, restaurant and movie theater space with 1,786 parking spaces on 52 acres along Route 35. On the rear 66 acres of the 118-acre tract, Toll Brothers would build 350 townhouses – 280 units at open-market price and 70 units of affordable housing.The 118 acres is owned by Mountain Hill LLC, which is the local Azzolina-Scaduto family. Mountain Hill’s lawyer Gary Fox declined comment.Before the Planning Board meeting started, residents expressed their opposition to all or parts of the Route 35 Village project.“Who wants it?” said Jean Ferrando, 75, who lives off Kings Highway East. “I don’t want it. There’s going to be a lot of traffic. (Route) 35 is bad enough.”Builders have a right to build, but “you’ve got to be fair to everybody,” said Christa Costello, who has lived off Kings Highway East for 16 years.“We’re really trying to downscale this a little bit,” said Costello, who expressed concern about a buffer between the project and her Kings Landing development.“This is my third move in Middletown,” Costello said. “We moved over here because it was really country-like. Kings Highway (East), what are they going to do with that nice country road? There’s going to be a highway now.”Marc Cofone, 46, of the Belford section was accompanying his aunt, Carolyn Crimmins, who lives in Kings Landing. He said a major concern was residential property values going down because of the development.“I’m totally disgusted they are doing this to the people living there for more than 30 years,” Crimmins said.
Paul Palmer Jr will lead the Jamaica Scorpions four-day team for the final two matches of the WICB Professional League.The 24-year-old opener was dropped during the Scorpions? last two matches against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and Barbados Pride at Sabina Park following a poor run of form with the bat.No official reason has been given for Palmer?s return. In his absence, the team was led by John Campbell, who is now the vice-captain. In 12 outings this season, Palmer has only passed 50 on one occasion.The recalled skipper is one of three new faces to the Scorpions 13-man squad for matches away to the Windward Islands Volcanoes and title-contenders Guyana Jaguars.The others are Jermaine Blackwood, who missed the last fixture against Barbados due to a minor shoulder injury, and uncapped wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas.REPLACEMENTSThe trio has replaced young batsmen Brandon King; Trevon Griffith, who was 12th man in the last match; and wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton.Jamaica, boasting a record of five losses and three wins, are fourth in the six-team tournament on 63 points.Guyana, 125, lead the standings, with Barbados, 106, and Trinidad, 74, rounding off the top three.Jamaica Scorpions squad: Paul Palmer Jr (captain), John Campbell (vice-captain), Shacaya Thomas, Kirk Edwards, André McCarthy, Devon Thomas, Jermaine Blackwood, Aldaine Thomas, Nikita Miller, Damion Jacobs, Jason Dawes, Nicholson Gordon, Gavon Brown.
A new finding shows dogs performing better on one kind of intelligence test than chimpanzees. If evolution teaches that human intelligence is the main trait separating us from other animals, and dogs are smarter than apes, shouldn’t the conclusion be that dogs are closer on the family tree? If not, is it valid for evolutionary biologists to pick and choose the traits that matter?A new paper in PLoS ONE had the surprising title, “Dogs (Canis familiaris), but Not Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Understand Imperative Pointing.”1 Researchers at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology worked with 32 dogs of different breeds, and 20 chimpanzees at reserves in Germany and Uganda. They gave them simple tests to see if they could figure out where food was by pointing at it. Despite rigorous attempts to rule out background causes or other distractions, the dogs scored much higher; the chimps just couldn’t get the message. Jennifer Viegas at Live Science headlined the story, “Dogs Understand Us Better Than Chimps Do.”An evolutionary rescue device was near at hand. Viegas wrote, “Chimps … have likely not evolved the tendency to pay attention to humans when trying to achieve goals.” The authors of the paper did not mention evolution; they only suggested that dogs got this skill by human domestication (i.e., artificial selection).1. Kirchhofer KC , Zimmermann F , Kaminski J , Tomasello M , 2012 Dogs (Canis familiaris), but Not Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Understand Imperative Pointing. PLoS ONE 7(2): e30913. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030913.Birds are actually smarter than dogs, and dolphins than birds. So we have to update our earlier report that humans evolved from pigeons (12/26/2011). The new evolutionary tree is: chimps begat birds, who begat dolphins, who begat people. Hydrogen begat everything; or was it nothing? (See Evolution News & Views.)(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Editor’s introduction: With energy prices rising again, many homeowners are planning energy-efficiency improvements to their homes. But most people are unsure of where to begin, and even seasoned builders don’t always know which priorities should rise to the top of the list. Betsy Pettit, an architect at Building Science Corporation , recommends starting where you can get the most bang for the buck.Step 4: Replace your windowsTable of Contents:1. The Basement2. The Roof3. The Walls4. The Windows5. Mechanicals6. Appliances7. Renewable EnergyWith the bottom and top of the house sealed and insulated, as well as the walls, windows represent the next opportunity. Old windows often leak both air and water into the house. They might not open and close properly, and are sometimes be obscured by unattractive storm windows and screens that reduce the amount of light that can enter. Moreover, they rarely have low-e glazing.Properly installed Energy Star (or better) windows seal the holes in the walls to keep out water and weather extremes. If high-quality glazing is specified, the windows can admit useful solar gain during the winter, while still preventing excessive heat loss at night. To prevent summer overheating, the best glazing for east and west windows is usually low-solar-gain glazing.Properly specified new replacement windows should reduce your energy bills. Since replacement windows are expensive, though, don’t expect a fast payback on your investment. But if you decide to replace your windows, at least you can enjoy higher comfort from Day One.This article is adapted from Betsy Pettit’s Remodeling for Energy Efficiency in Fine Homebuilding magazine. FURTHER RESOURCES:In Green Basics: WindowsIn Product Guide: Window Shades In Strategies and Details: Upgrade Existing Windows In Blogs: Making the Case for Triple-Glazed Windows Choosing Triple-Glazed Windows Passivhaus Windows High-Solar-Gain Glazing Should I Replace My Windows? Tax Credits for Window Replacement Windows That Perform Better Than WallsIn Fine Homebuilding: Get the Right Replacement Windows Should Your Old Wood Windows Be Saved?