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Building High-Performance Homes in Ohio

Author: Lee Chilcote
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August 31, 2013

Two new-construction homes use Passive House techniques to show that low energy and high performance can be competitive in the mass market. [continue reading]

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How Net Zero Can Save New England Homeowners Thousands of Dollars

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August 31, 2013

Data on 20 net zero homes shows significant reduction in monthly energy costs, among other intangible benefits. [continue reading]

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Inside the World's Tightest House

Author: Todd Hoener
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August 30, 2013

Tom Marsik and Kristin Donaldson of Dillingham, Alaska, recently achieved the distinction of building the world's tightest residential building. The World Record Academy, an international organization that certifies world records, presented the award to their ... [continue reading]

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American Performance

Author: Dave Stecher
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October 31, 2012

A Passive House Is Put to the Test in the United States [continue reading]

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The Incredible, Affordable Solar Decathlon 2011

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March 01, 2012

Last September, 19 college teams with more than 4,000 students from around the world arrived on the National Mall's West Potomac Park. Their mission: Build a self-powered solar house for less than $250,000 to compete in architecture, energy ... [continue reading]

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Virginia's Most Energy-Efficient Home

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February 29, 2012

A home with a modest start wins the Most Energy-Efficient Home of the Year award for 2010 over 302 other EarthCraft-certified homes. [continue reading]

DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards

Andrew deLaski

DOE Completes New Consensus-Based Air Conditioner Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published new minimum energy efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners and heat ...

The National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes Newly-Elected Board Members

Tom Herron

The National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes Newly-Elected Board Members

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is pleased to announce the four newly-elected members of the 2017 Board of Directors.

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