A Proposal for Expanded International Collaboration

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A Proposal for Expanded International Collaboration

We can all benefit from the sharing of knowledge across the construction industries and among countries

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New Shine on Hopi Homes

May 01, 1997

Many houses on the rural Hopi Reservation of northeast Arizona rely on propane, wood, and coal for their heating, refrigeration, and cooking. [continue reading]

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Remodeling with the Sun

May 01, 1997

The passion for passive solar is not what it used to be; enthusiasm peaked sometime in the late 1970s. Today, even energy-conscious builders focus on improving insulation and air tightness more than on how the remodeled house will interact with the sun. [continue reading]

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Passive Solar Success Set in Concrete

May 01, 1997

Passive solar design combined with thermal mass construction is a proven technique for energy and cost efficiency. At Tierra Concrete Homes, we use this technique in our passive solar concrete homes. [continue reading]

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Tubular Daylighting for Sun Lovers

Author: Ted Rieger
January 01, 1997

Many energy auditors have been getting questions from sun-deprived homeowners about tubular skylights. [continue reading]

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Do You Dig Ground Source Heat Pumps?

November 01, 1996

Workers begin installation of the underground coil for a ground source heat pump. The coil will be laid out in a horizontal configuration. [continue reading]

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California Supports PV with Net Energy Metering

May 01, 1996

California has enacted a "net energy metering" law that lets residential photovoltaic (PV) power producers store their electricity in the utility grid, rather than in batteries. [continue reading]

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