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A HERS for Carbon?

March 01, 2008

While carbon emissions,greenhouse gases, and carbon footprint have become well-known terms of widespread concern, the notion of carbon-neutral building might have more people turning to the Internet for a definition. [continue reading]

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A Sustainable House for the Canadian Arctic

Author: Bill Semple
March 01, 2008

Many housing models that have been introduced in the north do not adequately reflect the culture and lifestyle of northern peoples or communities. [continue reading]

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Move Over, Jetsons

January 27, 2008

Prefab, manufactured, modular homes. What do these words make you think of? Ultramodern Buckminster Fuller spaceship like dwelling solutions for ultramodern people, and shiny, hard surfaces—a far cry from living in cooperation with ... [continue reading]

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Wireless Boom

Author: Wanzhu Du
January 09, 2008

Global warming is a hot topic in today’s news. People are seeking ways to save energy and protect the environment. Reducing household energy consumption is one effective way to slow the trend toward ... [continue reading]

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Developing Affordable Smart Thermostats

January 04, 2008

The state of California has decided to resolve it's peak-power problem with the help of programmable, communicating thermostats (PCTs). [continue reading]

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Contractors Aggregate Carbon Credits

Author: Larry Zarker
January 01, 2008

Contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) offer utilities and state conservation programs huge opportunities to verify savings not only in energy usage in existing homes, but also in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That&... [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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