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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Germany's Energy Certificate

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March 04, 2011

As energy prices rise, energy-efficient buildings are becoming ever more attractive. And Germany, spurred by a European Union directive, has taken a major step toward ensuring that its citizens know what they are getting, energy-wise, ... [continue reading]

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Passive House Gets Active

Author: Steve Mann
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March 03, 2011

The 2010 North American Passive House Conference covered topics including the building science behind the Passive House standard, applying Passive House principles to various building types (new construction and retrofits, residential and commercial), the certification process, and lots of case studies. [continue reading]

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Interview with Passive House Pioneer

Author: Mary James
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March 03, 2011

(Passivhaus Institut) Mary James, author of two books on Passive Houses, conducts an exclusive interview with Wolfgang Feist, scientific director of the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) in Darmstadt, Germany, and now also professor of building physics ... [continue reading]

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ACI Celebrates 25 Years with 25 Stories

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March 01, 2011

Affordable Comfort celebrates its 25th anniversary with 25 stories of some of the people who have been instrumental in the creation of ACI. All of the stories are appearing in conference materials and countdown-style pre-conference rallies at the ACI web site (www.acinational.org). Here are four of them. [continue reading]

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Did Cash for Appliances Work?

Author: Scott Case
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March 01, 2011

It’s a huge success? It hasn’t gone anywhere? Actually, it’s a little of both. Fifty states and six territories have launched Cash for Appliances programs since late last year. ... [continue reading]

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Practice Makes Perfect

Author: Jared Asch
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January 04, 2011

When members of Efficiency First, the national trade association representing home performance contractors, energy auditors, and related businesses, were surveyed last spring about their present and future staffing needs, the most consistent message reiterated by ... [continue reading]

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

Steve Baden

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute Enter Partnership to Promote Zero Net Energy Homes and Develop Multifamily Energy Rating Index Standard

RESNET and the New Buildings Institute have joined forces to promote net zero energy homes and develop an American consensus ...

Leading California's Zero Energy Homebuilding Efforts

Brandon De Young

Leading California's Zero Energy Homebuilding Efforts

In 2008, California set a bold new goal for its homebuilders. The California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan makes it ...

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