Climate House: Passive House as an Opportunity

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Climate House: Passive House as an Opportunity

Designing a new building in a flood zone can be a rigorous challenge but also an opportunity. In New York, Superstorm Sandy left behind devastated communities in low-lying coastal areas of Long Island. Some residents ...

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The Incredible, Affordable Solar Decathlon 2011

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

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]

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Euro Technology

Author: Dan Berube
January 03, 2012

Experiences and lessons learned on one house doctor's journey between countries east and west [continue reading]

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Residential HVAC Mythbusting

September 01, 2011

Two nagging duct questions answered [continue reading]

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CalGreen: California's Building Code

Author: Steve Mann
May 01, 2011

At the Passive House conference held in Portland, Oregon, last fall, one European Passive House expert stated that the best way globally to reduce humanity’s carbon footprint worldwide is to legislate stricter building ... [continue reading]

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If You Build It, They Will Come. . . But Will They Buy?

May 01, 2011

With few banks loaning money and a more competitive market, how can high-performance new-home builders market their homes? Here are some success stories. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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