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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Hummingbird House: Design for Everyone

January 07, 2010

This is an excerpt from a conversation I had with Larry Weingarten, a water heater expert and Renaissance tinkerer, at the 2009 ACEEE Hot Water Conference last June 2009. [continue reading]

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North Carolina Sustainable Building Design Competition

November 01, 2009

A sustainable future is not possible without the dedication of professionals, leaders, teachers, and students to bring about change in their communities. In the spirit of Earth Day, which is the observance of protecting the ... [continue reading]

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The Elephant in the Room

Author: David Butler
September 01, 2009

HVAC for High-Performance Homes [continue reading]

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Wisdom Way Solar Village

Author: Robb Aldrich
March 09, 2009

It takes a village in this Massachusetts community to create sustainable, affordable housing. [continue reading]

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Lakeland Habitat for Humanity

March 09, 2009

Soon all Habitat homes will meet Energy Star standards. A Habitat affiliate in Florida is already exceeding Energy Star standards in some of its new homes. [continue reading]

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Live Like a Leaf

Author: Clara Ceppa
January 03, 2009

The Leaf Community is the first sustainable community created in Italy. [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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