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NHSaves–a Net Zero Home Competition

Drive to Net Zero Home Competition

NHSaves Drive to Net Zero competition seeks to identify, encourage and promote building contractors to build high efficiency, net zero energy homes. The Challenge will also demonstrate to the industry and homeowner that building a home that produces more energy on site than it consumes is affordable and […]

Net Zero Montpelier 2030 Design Competition

And the Winner of the $10k Prize is ‘Team Bridges’!

Dan Jones (left) and Deb Sachs present Team Bridgeswith a $10k check as the winners of the Net-Zero MP2030 competition. Courtesy images

Net Zero Vermont Inc. announced the winning design team for the Montpelier 2030 Design Competition $10K prize is “Team Bridges,” a collaboration […]

Myths and Magic Surrounding

The ‘Pre-Fab’ Boom

A pre-fab home under construction as a boom-truck lowers a section into position. Courtesy photos

By John Connell

Though currently the darling of residential design and construction media, “prefab” is much more than a passing fashion. Much more likely to pass is the notion that prefab necessarily implies cheap […]

Why Build to the Passive House Standard?

Whitchurch Passive House cottage. Courtesy photo

By Barbara and Gregory Whitchurch

Over the years, Green Energy Times has run quite a few articles about Passive House, so it’s likely you’ve seen the term. (Don’t confuse it with “passive solar,” which is just one aspect of Passive House). So what exactly is it, and why […]

Home of the Future in Woodstock, NY

Woodstock, NY Passive House in the fall. Photo courtesy of Daniel Levy, Ph.D

By Marie Caruso

A house recently built in Woodstock, NY, could be the vanguard of the future in zero-energy housing.

Daniel Levy, Ph.D., a former industrial education professor and certified Passive House consultant and builder, has constructed a two-story, 2350 square […]

Weatherize Upper Valley Sees Strong Kick-Off Launch

Julia Lloyd Wright and Danny Bonta – hanging the banner for the Weathersfield area kick-of

By Sarah Brock

More than 130 Upper Valley residents turned out last month for a series of Weatherize Upper Valley Kick-Off events in Norwich, Randolph, Royalton, and Weathersfield.

The events marked the beginning of Weatherize Upper Valley, a five-month campaign to […]

Plymouth New Hampshire Regional High School Energy Efficiency Upgrades

The Froling Energy crew stands by the new 42 ton wood chip silo which is 19 feet in diameter and 30 feet high.

School Administrative Unit (SAU) 48 in Plymouth, New Hampshire has just completed a $2 million energy retrofit project at Plymouth Regional High School. The project was designed by Energy Efficient Investments […]

TODAY: Energy Code Commentator: Additions & Alterations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program will host the next event in its Energy Code Commentator training series!

Using REScheck & COMcheck for Additions & Alterations

Featuring Pam Cole, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Thursday, February 9th at 1pm (eastern)

Registration is now available by clicking the above link!

What’s the Energy Code Commentator?

Efficiency Vermont’s Better Buildings by Design Conference in So. Burlington, VT

Better Buildings by Design is the region’s premier design and construction conference, which features interactive learning about building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects.

Green Energy Times is at the event and is happy to report that there were about 350 contractors, architects, engineers, manufacturers, vendors (62 of ’em), and […]

2,500 industry leaders commit to green building stock in the Northeast in face of climate change denial

As the federal government’s commitment to fight climate change becomes more uncertain, a group of sustainable energy practitioners are shoring up their resolve to work regionally to build healthier, more durable, energy efficient buildings and communities. Approximately 2,500 professionals from every field related to buildings and the codes that govern them will gather at the […]