Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

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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.

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Air Sealing Challenges for Small Buildings

Author: Steve Mann
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February 27, 2015

Even the smallest, simplest homes are hard to air seal to Passive House standards. [continue reading]

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Beyond Zero Energy in European Homes

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January 01, 2015

Where is energy efficiency in buildings headed in Europe? Key trends in Germany, Europe's leading construction market, provide useful insight. [continue reading]

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Behavior Change Requires a Human Touch

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October 27, 2014

People across the nation are seeking new ways to save energy, reduce bills, and increase comfort in their homes. Utilities, consumer organizations, and home energy service providers are poised to answer that call, using next-generation ... [continue reading]

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Internal Insulation of Masonry Walls

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July 02, 2014

To help the industry address the energy and moisture performance of masonry walls, a DOE Building America team has done the research - here's a summary. [continue reading]

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Impact of Oil-Contaminated Floodwater on Building Materials

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July 02, 2014

At Tuskegee University (TU), where my colleagues and I teach and do research in the College of Engineering, we’ve learned a lot about how building materials respond to water damage and how to ... [continue reading]

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Passive House Passes Test in Maine

Author: Mary James
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February 28, 2014

In August 2011, GO Logic, LLC, a firm headed by architect Matthew O’Malia and general contractor Alan Gibson, finished construction on the first Passive House (PH) dormitory in the United States. Located on the ... [continue reading]

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

Shawna Henderson

Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...

Join DOE for a Webinar on Home Energy Score

Joan Glickman

Join DOE for a Webinar on Home Energy Score

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the release of a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted ...

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