Athens Passes the First-Ever Carbon Fee

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Athens Passes the First-Ever Carbon Fee

Driving along the rolling township roads of Appalachian Ohio, it’s easy to understand the opposition to community solar being whispered beyond the fence lines. This is proud and powerful coal country, after all, ...

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Athens Passes the First-Ever Carbon Fee

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September 13, 2018

Driving along the rolling township roads of Appalachian Ohio, it’s easy to understand the opposition to community solar being whispered beyond the fence lines. This is proud and powerful coal country, after all, ... [continue reading]

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Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part II

Author: Kevin Beck
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August 30, 2017

This is part 2 of a two-part series on Tiny Houses. Another concern with building and living in a tiny house that could affect the health and safety of the occupants is the potential moisture generation ... [continue reading]

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Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part 1

Author: Kevin Beck
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July 08, 2017

This is part 1 of a two-part series on Tiny Houses. For those who are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint by living in a super energy-efficient house, the choices have been limited to a small ... [continue reading]

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What the 2015 IECC Means for Contractors and Home Buyers

Author: Kim Tanner
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July 03, 2016

The latest International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) sets a high bar for residential energy efficiency, and slowly but surely states are moving toward more energy-efficient homes. Along with stricter energy goals, the 2015 IECC introduced standard ... [continue reading]

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Airtightness Testing and the 2009 and 2012 IECC

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September 01, 2013

Adopting better state energy codes is a significant achievement, but enforcing these codes at the local level will be the hard part. [continue reading]

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Update on Building Codes

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November 01, 2011

Early next year the International Code Council will roll out the first fully vetted version of the International Green Construction Code. [continue reading]

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Top US Cities Considered the Most Energy Efficient

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Speaking the Same Language: The Importance of Open Standards in Energy Efficiency

Dave Yeager

Speaking the Same Language: The Importance of Open Standards in Energy Efficiency

Open standards provide the backbone for many markets and industries. The Internet itself could not exist without the collaborative, agreed-upon ...

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