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New and Notable: November/December 2013

NYSERDA’s HPwES Program Completes 50,000 Projects The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced the achievement of a major milestone for its Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program, with ...

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New and Notable: November/December 2012

November 01, 2012

NCHH Shows Impact of Lead on School Performance Recently, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) released new findings on the impact of low-level lead exposure on school performance. The issue brief, Childhood Lead Exposure ... [continue reading]


New and Notable: September/October 2012

August 31, 2012

HERS Index Making News in Florida The Multiple Listing Services (MLS), owned and operated by the Realtor Association, is an important tool for the real estate industry. Real estate agents use the MLS to locate ... [continue reading]


New and Notable: July/August 2012

July 01, 2012

Micro-Cogeneration The German Sustainability Award for 2011 has been given to the ecoPOWER 1.0, Europe’s first micro-cogeneration system (mCHP) for detached, single- and two-family houses. Earlier CHP versions have been mainly for larger buildings or ... [continue reading]


New and Notable: Pump Up The Heat: May/June 2012

May 01, 2012

In Europe, a new heat pump clothes dryer is being successfully marketed, and it's shown to use up to 50% less electricity than the traditional dryer in North America. The traditional dryer draws in air, heats ... [continue reading]


New and Notable: March/April 2012

February 29, 2012

CertainTeed Introduces New Apollo Solar Roofing In October 2011, CertainTeed Corporation introduced its new Apollo Solar Roofing System at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Expo. “Building upon the launch of CertainTeed&... [continue reading]


New and Notable: January/February 2012

January 03, 2012

ACEEE's Energy Scorecard, Europe's Self-Sufficient House, Nation's Largest Net Zero Energy Community Opens Doors, and 10,000 GreenPoint Homes in California. [continue reading]

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Travis Weeks

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

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