Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes
Where is energy efficiency in buildings headed in Europe? Key trends in Germany, Europe's leading construction market, provide useful insight.
Three homes, with different wall systems but otherwise nearly identical, test the theory that night cooling cuts peak energy use in the Southwest United States. [continue reading]
In 2008, Rebuilding Together Tulsa (RTT) introduced its Energy Efficiency program that, along with energy efficiency, incorporates broader green housing principles such as water efficiency, and indoor environmental health. This program provided 34 low-income homeowners with energy ... [continue reading]
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]
Project Home Again develops a replicable model for post-Katrina rebuilding. [continue reading]
RESNET recently launched a new web site that updates its professional image, provides a wealth of information for both homeowners and industry, and makes it easier to find the information you want. To simplify navigation, ... [continue reading]
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]
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I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...