New and Notable: November/December 2013
NYSERDA’s HPwES Program Completes 50,000 Projects The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently announced the achievement of a major milestone for its Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program, with ...
NCHH Shows Impact of Lead on School Performance Recently, the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) released new findings on the impact of low-level lead exposure on school performance. The issue brief, Childhood Lead Exposure ... [continue reading]
HERS Index Making News in Florida The Multiple Listing Services (MLS), owned and operated by the Realtor Association, is an important tool for the real estate industry. Real estate agents use the MLS to locate ... [continue reading]
Micro-Cogeneration The German Sustainability Award for 2011 has been given to the ecoPOWER 1.0, Europe’s first micro-cogeneration system (mCHP) for detached, single- and two-family houses. Earlier CHP versions have been mainly for larger buildings or ... [continue reading]
In Europe, a new heat pump clothes dryer is being successfully marketed, and it's shown to use up to 50% less electricity than the traditional dryer in North America. The traditional dryer draws in air, heats ... [continue reading]
CertainTeed Introduces New Apollo Solar Roofing In October 2011, CertainTeed Corporation introduced its new Apollo Solar Roofing System at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Expo. “Building upon the launch of CertainTeed&... [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...