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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Air Sealing Challenges for Small Buildings

Author: Steve Mann
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February 27, 2015

Even the smallest, simplest homes are hard to air seal to Passive House standards. [continue reading]

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Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

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January 01, 2015

Where is energy efficiency in buildings headed in Europe? Key trends in Germany, Europe's leading construction market, provide useful insight. [continue reading]

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Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch

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October 27, 2014

People across the nation are seeking new ways to save energy, reduce bills, and increase comfort in their homes. Utilities, consumer organizations, and home energy service providers are poised to answer that call, using next-generation ... [continue reading]

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Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls

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July 02, 2014

To help the industry address the energy and moisture performance of masonry walls, a DOE Building America team has done the research - here's a summary. [continue reading]

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Impact of Oil-Contaminated Floodwater on Building Materials

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July 02, 2014

At Tuskegee University (TU), where my colleagues and I teach and do research in the College of Engineering, we’ve learned a lot about how building materials respond to water damage and how to ... [continue reading]

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Passive House Passes Test in Maine

Author: Mary James
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February 28, 2014

In August 2011, GO Logic, LLC, a firm headed by architect Matthew O’Malia and general contractor Alan Gibson, finished construction on the first Passive House (PH) dormitory in the United States. Located on the ... [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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