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Our house was built in 1951, but Michele and I have been living there since 2007. I’ve met the two previous owners. One was careful about keeping the house comfortable and efficient—the other ...

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Hummingbird House: Design for Everyone Part II

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March 01, 2010

This is the second part of a conversation with Leslie Jackson, Associate Editor, and Larry Weingarten, a water heater expert and Renaissance guy. His solar-powered structural insulated panels (SIPs) house combines ordinary materials with extraordinary design. [continue reading]

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Enterprise Green Communities

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January 08, 2010

Enterprise Green Communities provides financial support and technical expertise to enable developers to build and rehabilitate homes that are healthier, more energy efficient and better for the environment on a cost-effective basis. The organization has ... [continue reading]

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Sealed Attics?

Author: Brian Coble
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January 08, 2010

In some homes it's better to bring the attic into the conditioned space - even if the attic will never be used as a living space. [continue reading]

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Hummingbird House: Design for Everyone

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January 07, 2010

This is an excerpt from a conversation I had with Larry Weingarten, a water heater expert and Renaissance tinkerer, at the 2009 ACEEE Hot Water Conference last June 2009. [continue reading]

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The Elephant in the Room

Author: David Butler
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September 01, 2009

HVAC for High-Performance Homes [continue reading]

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Lakeland Habitat for Humanity

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March 09, 2009

Soon all Habitat homes will meet Energy Star standards. A Habitat affiliate in Florida is already exceeding Energy Star standards in some of its new homes. [continue reading]

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Near Net Zero Energy House

Author: Wendy Forbes
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November 06, 2008

Results are in for a full year of energy generation and use at the Near Net Zero Energy house, in Colrain, Massachusetts, developed and built by Rural Development, Incorporated, (RDI) of Turners Falls, Massachusetts (see &... [continue reading]

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Durable, Energy Efficient Dome Homes

Author: Carol Lanham
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November 06, 2008

What if thinking outside the box meant literally getting out of the rectangular boxes that most of us call home? [continue reading]

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

Andy Heikkila

The Greenest Building is the One That's Already Built

It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...

Three Things We Need To Do To Develop a Healthy Housing Stock

Mariel Wolfson

Three Things We Need To Do To Develop a Healthy Housing Stock

Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...

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