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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Canada Builds It Right

Author: Elka Karl
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March 02, 2006

A new development in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, uses seasonal solar storage to heat its homes year-round. [continue reading]

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Sacramento's Zero-Energy Home Community

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March 02, 2006

The first step in designing a zero-energy home is to significantly reduce the home's overall energy use. The rest is fairly easy. [continue reading]

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Green Building on a Tight Budget

Author: Elka Karl
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January 01, 2006

An innovative program in Austin, Texas, uses common sense ideas to build affordable green houses while providing job skills for disadvantaged youth. [continue reading]

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The Challenges of Basement Insulation

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January 01, 2006

A study explored how effective interior insulation systems are at keeping basements dry as well as warm. [continue reading]

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Ventilating Small Chicago Homes

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January 01, 2006

Because the affordable Chicago homes are airtight, builders were especially concerned with providing adequate ventilation and good indoor air quality. [continue reading]

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Home Performance Meets Green Renovation

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November 01, 2005

The EarthCraft House Renovation program gives existing homes the green treatment. [continue reading]

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

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