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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Thirty Years Later

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May 06, 2009

In the midst of this century's first energy and housing crisis, we can learn a lot from the years following the Carter Presidency - no sweaters required. [continue reading]

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The Thousand Home Challenge

Author: Steve Mann
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May 06, 2009

On February 10th and 11th, the ACI and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) sponsored a meeting at PG&E’s Stockton, California training center. The purpose of the meeting was to ... [continue reading]

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EnergyGauge HERS Rating Software

Author: Steve Mann
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May 06, 2009

EnergyGauge, from the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), is one of only two software applications certified by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) for producing HERS ratings for new and existing buildings. (The other, which ... [continue reading]

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My Generation

Author: David Lee
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May 06, 2009

Energy production, its use and conservation, has been at the forefront of issues facing my generation, which came of age during the 1970s. Oil embargoes and rationed gas lines are my memories during that period. ... [continue reading]

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European Home Energy

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March 09, 2009

Denmark is taking steps to meet, and then exceed, the European Union's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive for single-family homes. [continue reading]

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Wisdom Way Solar Village

Author: Robb Aldrich
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March 09, 2009

It takes a village in this Massachusetts community to create sustainable, affordable housing. [continue reading]

Energy Code Enforcement is Part of the Foundation

Caitriona Cooke

Energy Code Enforcement is Part of the Foundation

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Why I Love Dumb, Passive Do-Nothing Houses

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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 ...

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