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12 NH Cities & Towns Lead on Clean Energy Following US Withdrawal from Paris Accord

One Week After US Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord, Twelve NH Cities and Towns Lead the Way on Clean Energy

One week after President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, local leaders in the New Hampshire seacoast are rapidly expanding a community clean energy initiative to save money and […]

ACEEE Statement: Proposed FY18 Budget Would Kill Jobs by Targeting Energy Efficiency Programs

Statement by Steven Nadel, ACEEE (The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ) Executive Director

For all the talk about increasing US jobs, the president’s budget takes a meat cleaver to the largest job creator in the energy sector: energy efficiency. It seeks crippling cuts to federal programs that transform waste into wealth […]

Can a Passive House be Beautiful, Functional, and Organic?

An Interview with Hank Keating

Stone Fruit Farm in Westport, MA.

By Barbara Whitchurch

Stone Fruit Farm, completed in 2016, is a complex of buildings in the small town of Westport, Massachusetts, built to the Passive House (PH) standard. It calls to mind the design of the classic New England connected […]

Retrofits vs. Reductions

R-60 insulation for the standing seam roof. Photos: Janice and Steve Kurkoski

By Marc Rosenbaum

I’m excited because I’ve been putting together a new online course on Deep Energy Retrofits (DER). More so than the course I teach on Zero Net Energy Homes, it’s focused on the multiple approaches and techniques for taking […]

Halfmoon Construction Wins International Award:

Best in Show for Large Residential Project

Andy Ellis receives ICF Builder Award for Best in Show in the Large Residential division at the World of Concrete Trade Show in Las Vegas on January 19, 2017. Photo courtesy Peter Ellis.

By George Harvey

Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) have been around for […]

The River House – Orford, New Hampshire

Beautiful, Efficient Home Earns Architecture Award

The River House. Exterior view shows solar photovoltaic system on the barn roof

By Barbara Whitchurch

The River House in Orford, NH captures the character of New England farmhouses and was sited to preserve as much farmland as possible, while providing views up and down the river. It’s […]

12 New England Organizations Honored for Outstanding Achievements in Energy Efficiency

BOSTON – EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 12 New England businesses and organizations for their commitment to saving energy, saving money, and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Recipients of the 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award include: Beacon Capital Partners of Boston, Efficiency Vermont, […]

Apr. 13 Webinar: Residential Energy Score Project, Climate Smart Communities

Residential Energy Score Project – A Plan for Advancing Energy Efficiency – A Climate Smart Communities Webinar

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Wouldn’t it be great to understand a home’s energy efficiency like a car’s miles per gallon? This Climate Smart Communities (CSC) webinar will describe […]

Register Now for NYSERDA’s Efficiency Revolution Events!

Exciting news for innovative builders, developers, consultants and interested individuals in New York State! NYSERDA will be hosting educational and networking events throughout the state in the upcoming months. These Efficiency Revolution events will introduce you to new technologies, products and industry players leading the charge for high performance buildings. Highlights include:

Exhibitors […]

SolarFest Energy $avings Day – Sat. March 25th

Energy $avings Day – Sat. March 25th Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester

On Saturday March 25th leading professionals will give presentations and provide 1-on-1 suggestions for how home and business owners can cut their energy costs right now!

Dozens of experts will be on-hand to explain ways to cut heating and cooling costs […]