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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Raters Offer Time and Talent to Habitat for Humanity

January 02, 2009

The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET), Building America, and Habitat for Humanity have partnered to recruit certified home energy raters willing to volunteer rating services to a Habitat affiliate in their area. When a rater ... [continue reading]

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Near Net Zero Energy House

Author: Wendy Forbes
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
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]

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Mining Platinum in Arizona

Author: Don Joslin
September 07, 2008

Platinum certification is the highest green-rating achievable in the LEED for Homes program. This means a net zero energy, net zero carbon and net zero water home that is comfortable, healthy, beautiful, and sustainable. [continue reading]

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Toward an Affordable Zero-Energy Home

Author: Robb Aldrich
September 07, 2008

Rural Development, Incorporated (RDI) is recognized nationally as a leader in developing and building sustainable and affordable housing; part of RDI’s mission is to provide efficient, healthy, affordable homes to residents of Franklin ... [continue reading]

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The Spanish Sun

July 01, 2008

With a name nearly synonymous with sun, Spain has become one of the European Union’s top vacation destinations. The tourism industry has taken a liking to Spain’s fair-weather resources, but with ... [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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