The Building Technologies Office currently has three open funding opportunities with deadlines quickly approaching, apply now!
Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2018 will fund up to $19.5 million for approximately 15-25 cost-shared projects focused on early-stage R&D to enable the development of novel technologies that can improve efficiency, reduce the […]
It’s one thing to say you need to make your buildings more adaptable to unpredictable weather events and more energy-efficient; it’s another thing to actually pay for it. Resiliency upgrades often come with a high upfront cost, so where does the money come from?
This webinar will introduce you […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) has announced the availability of up to $11.5 million for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled, “Building America Industry Partnerships and Research Priorities for High-Performance Housing Innovation – 2018.”
As part of this announcement, BTO supports research priorities in the residential […]
By Barb and Greg Whitchurch
Better Buildings by Design (BBD), an annual conference held in Burlington and sponsored by Efficiency Vermont, covers residential and commercial building, sustainability, building systems and remote monitoring, lighting, heating and cooling, building standards, construction techniques, regulatory policy, green energy, the latest in building science, energy modeling, and so much […]
And How Can I Save Water Either Way?
EarthTalk®, From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine
Whether or not a shower or bath uses less water depends on various factors including how much you fill the tub, how long you spend in the shower and the “gallons per minute” rating of your […]
Finding ways to help renters enjoy the benefits of weatherized homes can be difficult. There’s a program we wanted to put on your radar that might be able to help when working with apartment building landlords in your community. 3E THERMAL is a statewide program designed to help apartment building owners who are rehabbing or […]
The McKiernan’s retirement home required insulation for an unusual roofing structure. Biofoam was the perfect solution. Images courtesy of Kingdom Bio Foam.
By George Harvey
Kingdom Bio Foam is a small insulating company in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Its story might best begin with an example of its work.
When Neil and […]
Ground-breaking for the Intus “One Window, One Tree” program. Credit: Intus
By Greg Whitchurch
Intus Windows will launch its “One Window, One Tree” campaign on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. For every commercial window sold, they will sponsor the planting of a tree, to contribute toward offsetting the carbon footprint of the building.
Harald O’Brien, Weatherization Crew Chief, stands next to one of SEVCA’s weatherization trucks, parked on-site at a home in Brattleboro. Courtesy images: Becky Himlin, SEVCA
By Becky Himlin
Increasing costs for basic necessities coupled with stagnating or reduced real income over time is a recipe for increasing hardship and inequality. Energy is one area […]
The Floersch home in Berlin, VT with solar PV field in the background at the right. Credit: Larry Floersch.
By Barb and Greg Whitchurch
Smack dab between Montpelier and Barre, VT lies the tiny Knapp Airport (KMPV) in Berlin. Not far from its north-south runway sits a cozy little house, almost completed, that will […]