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 ...
A new interest in energy efficiency helps account for the recent revival of natural building. A passive-solar building with earth-plastered straw-bale walls is simultaneously structure, insulation, and mass. The use of local, minimally processed materials ... [continue reading]
Mainstream GreenHome Cherokee Investment Partners, which has previously worked in brownfield restoration, is expanding into the field of green home building. The company currently has a demonstration house, called the Mainstream GreenHome, under construction near ... [continue reading]
A 2015 study, “Impacts of global warming on residential heating and cooling degree-days in the United States,” comparing heating ...
“Why do you need to cool and heat the whole building? Why don’t you cool and heat ...