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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Solar Improvements for the Home

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September 03, 2010

Once homeowners commit to one form of solar improvement, they soon start inquiring about other options as well. Here's how to answer their need and grow your business. [continue reading]

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What Do We Do NOW?

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September 02, 2010

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs across the nation struck a bureaucratic brick wall this summer when the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued new guidelines for mortgage-lending practices in areas where PACE financing is ... [continue reading]

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A Label That Makes Sense

Author: Jonah Schein
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September 02, 2010

America is a thirsty nation. Between 1950 and 2005, the U.S. population doubled, while our demand on water supplies more than tripled. Although water is relatively inexpensive, the cost to repair our nation’s aging ... [continue reading]

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RESNET Launches New Web Site

Author: Laurel Elam
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September 02, 2010

RESNET recently launched a new web site that updates its professional image, provides a wealth of information for both homeowners and industry, and makes it easier to find the information you want. To simplify navigation, ... [continue reading]

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Squeezing More Energy from the Sun

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July 01, 2010

Scientists are figuring out how to squeeze more electricity out of PV panels. PV panels take the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity. The sun’s energy is abundant, but in ... [continue reading]

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Applied Building Science at CSG

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July 01, 2010

Conservation Services Group (CSG) was launched in 1984 out of a small office in Boston’s Back Bay. Its mission was, and still is, very simple: to protect the environment and build a socially responsible ... [continue reading]

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 ...

Very Cool: Heat Pump Water Heaters Save Energy and Money

Pierre Delforge and Christina Swanson

Very Cool: Heat Pump Water Heaters Save Energy and Money

A new NRDC study shows that water heaters that use high efficiency heat pump technology—the same process that ...

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