The 2018 Summer Study in Buildings will be held this coming summer in Pacific Grove, CA. The Study includes a panel on Building Energy Codes & Standards, hosted by David Cohan of the DOE Building Energy Codes Program, and featuring cutting-edge research impacting our industry and the future of energy efficiency in buildings. Researchers are […]
By Eric Wallace
Distributed Energy Resources
Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are a growing part of the energy landscape in the United States, and they are becoming an ever more attractive opportunity for households, companies, and building owners to gain control of their own energy needs. By 2024, it is estimated that solar PV […]
In the winter, does moisture form in the bottom corners of your windows? Photo: diy.stackexchange.com
By Bob Tortorice
Moisture is the silent killer of houses. Just as with cancer, you may not know it’s a problem until it’s too late. But, in a way that’s similar to many cancers, if detected early, a moisture […]
Homerun House, a net-zero concrete demonstration home where the concrete modulates the temperature Cont’d on p.29 and a solar PV array is employed. Photos courtesy of Dave Sellers.
The low cost of longevity
By George Harvey
Tell and environmentalist that you are building a net-zero home out of concrete, and […]
From The Energy Alliance Group of Michigan
When the relationship of a strong energy strategy and successful business outcome is clearly understood, energy will never be ignored or overlooked as “just another cost of doing business.”
“..a small group of leading edge companies report they now see energy as a key business value driver, and […]
Energy Futures Group Constructs Green and Sustainable Work Space
Energy Futures Group building from the south. All photos courtesy of Richard Faesy.
By Richard Faesy, Energy Futures Group
Energy Futures Group (EFG), a seven-person clean energy consulting firm based in Hinesburg, Vermont, recently completed construction of their new zero-energy office building and moved in […]
The monthly Better Buildings webinar series is back with fresh content on the issues that matter to you. The 2017-2018 season is based on feedback gathered from Better Buildings partners and affiliates, and features more industry experts and opportunities to explore the changing landscape of energy and water efficiency in the built environment.
New Hampshire: Button Up New Hampshire, the popular home energy savings workshop series, is returning to a community near you. These free workshops will take place throughout NH starting in September. The workshops are being sponsored by NHSaves and coordinated by the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI).
NHSaves is a collaboration […]
This Zero Energy Ready Home was assembled in one day, with the homeowners moving in three months later. The ZERH standards help Garden State Modular Homes provide efficiency and a more robust home that can stand up to humid and stormy conditions at the Jersey Shore. Photo courtesy of Garden State Modular Homes, LLC.
Machine used to shred fiberglass batts, so they would work well in machines used for blowing insulation. Courtesy photo.
By George Harvey
Jamie Myers, who operates J. Myers Builders in Lisbon, New Hampshire, has been interested in the environment and recycling for a long time. Years ago, he did research to […]