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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Energy Star for Homes 3.0

Author: Steve Mann
January 03, 2011

Energy Star is probably the most widely recognized energy efficiency brand in North America. A recent study cited it as the second-most trusted consumer brand, right behind the Good Housekeeping seal. Critics of that study ... [continue reading]

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Raters at the Roundtable

Author: Roger Hahn
November 07, 2010

This third article in a series about rebuilding in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina focuses on a program in Louisiana that enlists RESNET raters to promote energy efficiency and help grow the home performance market. [continue reading]

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Mobile-Home Park Makeover

November 01, 2010

Last year a dilapidated trailer park on the Torres-Martinez Indian Reservation near Thermal, California, narrowly escaped being shut down due to what officials called Third world living conditions. The U.S. government and the Bureau ... [continue reading]

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Policy Collaboratives: Drivers of Green Building and Energy Efficiency in California

Author: Elise Hunter
September 03, 2010

Despite the best efforts of governments, builders and developers are often left in the dark about changes to local building codes and initiatives. There are ways to turn the light on. [continue reading]

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Monitoring Results for the Factor 9 Home

Author: Rob Dumont
BPI CE
September 03, 2010

Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]

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Moving Back Home to New Orleans

Author: Roger Hahn
September 03, 2010

Project Home Again develops a replicable model for post-Katrina rebuilding. [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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