HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

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HERO Program Adds Value for Homeowners, Communities, and Contractors

As the clean-energy economy heats up, communities across the country are actively pursuing programs that promote energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One of the breakout successes in this field is ...

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Building a Multifamily Home Performance Program

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May 01, 2011

More money than ever before is being invested in residential whole-building retrofit programs, but these funds are largely geared toward single-family homeowners. Can we continue to ignore the roughly one-third of us who live in apartments? [continue reading]

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Retrofit Is In

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May 01, 2011

It’s easy to talk about building new houses that are energy efficient. When you build from the ground up, you can do anything—the thickest insulation, the best sealants, the most efficient ... [continue reading]

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If You Build It, They Will Come. . . But Will They Buy?

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May 01, 2011

With few banks loaning money and a more competitive market, how can high-performance new-home builders market their homes? Here are some success stories. [continue reading]

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Green the Orange

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March 04, 2011

Students at Syracuse University experience a Multifamily Performance Program up close and personal. [continue reading]

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Germany's Energy Certificate

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March 04, 2011

As energy prices rise, energy-efficient buildings are becoming ever more attractive. And Germany, spurred by a European Union directive, has taken a major step toward ensuring that its citizens know what they are getting, energy-wise, ... [continue reading]

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Passive House Gets Active

Author: Steve Mann
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March 03, 2011

The 2010 North American Passive House Conference covered topics including the building science behind the Passive House standard, applying Passive House principles to various building types (new construction and retrofits, residential and commercial), the certification process, and lots of case studies. [continue reading]

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

Jim Gunshinan

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

There has been a lot of interest of late in the weatherization and broader home performance community in putting a ...

Side Benefits of a Passive House

Rob Nicely

Side Benefits of a Passive House

There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...

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