Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part II

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Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part II

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 ...

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California's Advanced Homes Program

Author: Steve Mann
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September 01, 2010

California is slowly moving toward net zero energy construction, defined as building structures that produce as much energy on-site as they consume. The Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan of the California Public Utilities Commission (... [continue reading]

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What We Can Learn from Haiti

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July 01, 2010

The most damaging effect of the earthquake in Haiti was not the ground movement itself, but that buildings collapsed. The rebuilding has lessons for us all. [continue reading]

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Guide to Regional Energy Efficiency Standards

Author: Harvey Sachs
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May 03, 2010

Enlarge Image> On October 13, 2009, the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) signed an agreement with environmental advocates and other groups, notably the California Energy Commission and leading utilities. This agreement on regional standards for ... [continue reading]

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The International Energy Conservation Code 2009

Author: David Weitz
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March 01, 2010

Three groundbreaking changes to the residential requirements of the 2009 IECC include introducing specific performance criteria for envelope leakage, duct leakage, and lighting requirements into the residential code. [continue reading]

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Sustainable Sites Intitiative

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July 01, 2008

The Sustainable Sites Initiative takes green building standards outside. [continue reading]

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California Tackles Climate Change

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January 01, 2008

Climate change is the most important environmental and economic concern of this century. Period. And reducing greenhouse gas emissions, specifically carbon dioxide (CO2), is the only way to slow this change. It is the only ... [continue reading]

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

Steve Baden

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute have joined forces to promote net zero energy homes and develop an American consensus ...

Leading California's Zero Energy Homebuilding Efforts

Brandon De Young

Leading California's Zero Energy Homebuilding Efforts

In 2008, California set a bold new goal for its homebuilders. The California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan makes it ...

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