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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Common Energy Myths

Author: Evan Mills
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June 19, 2006

Following is a list of common myths about energy and energy savings. Sometimes the basic premise of the myth may be correct, but the energy savings are much smaller than people realize. In other cases, the myth may be based on factors that were once true but that have been subsequently resolved through better design or manufacturing of products. In all cases, the bottom line is that you should always think critically when you hear a “tip” on how to save energy - and dig a little deeper to separate the myths from the facts. [continue reading]

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Midconstruction LaHouse Meets Katrina and Rita

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June 08, 2006

LaHouse became an ironically timely and greatly needed exhibition of hazard-resistant, energy-efficient homebuilding systems. [continue reading]

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Designing and Building Hurricane-Resistant Homes

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June 08, 2006

Mercedes Homes and its partners set out to create and construct a truly hurricane-resistant house. [continue reading]

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Progress in Florida

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June 08, 2006

        Progress Energy Florida is committed to finding cleaner and more efficient ways to generate electricity. That commitment extends to the exploration of alternative energies in research projects such as ... [continue reading]

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Green Homes for a Greater New Jersey

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May 01, 2006

New Jersey promotes affordable, green homes through its Green Homes Office. [continue reading]

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Tax Credits, Anyone?

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May 01, 2006

        In 2005, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct). One provision of this act is a $2,000 per home business tax credit for builders who ... [continue reading]

Home Control or Automation?

Clint Stevens

Home Control or Automation?

I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...

BPI Introduces New BPI.org for Consumers

Leslie McDowell

BPI Introduces New BPI.org for Consumers

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate ...

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