Green the Orange
Students at Syracuse University experience a Multifamily Performance Program up close and personal.
Green the Orange
Students at Syracuse University experience a Multifamily Performance Program up close and personal. [continue reading]
Neighborhood Efficiency, Energy Salvation
During his 14-year career with the Salvation Army, Captain Ethan Frizzell has followed the Army’s traditional leadership-development path, moving routinely up the ladder from leadership positions that serve relatively small populations to those ... [continue reading]
Showdown in New Orleans
The occasion was the 2009 Historic Green spring-break gathering of students and professionals in New Orleans. Organized around the goal of creating “the nation’s first zero-carbon neighborhood,” the annual ten-day event provides ... [continue reading]
Policy Collaboratives: Drivers of Green Building and Energy Efficiency in California
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]
California's Advanced Homes Program
California is slowly moving toward net zero energy construction, defined as building structures that produce as much energy on-site as they consume. The Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan of the California Public Utilities Commission (... [continue reading]
Near Net Zero Energy House
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]
Mining Platinum in Arizona
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]
Move Over, Jetsons
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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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?
Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.