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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Contractors Aggregate Carbon Credits

Author: Larry Zarker
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January 01, 2008

Contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) offer utilities and state conservation programs huge opportunities to verify savings not only in energy usage in existing homes, but also in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That&... [continue reading]

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SolarSmart Homes Sell Faster

Author: Mary James
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January 01, 2008

The housing industry may be in a slump in parts of the country, but in and around Sacramento, California, one type of housing is selling at twice the rate of its competitors—the SolarSmart ... [continue reading]

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Raters' Role in Environmental Trading

Author: Steve Baden
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January 01, 2008

Environmentalists, ordinary citizens, and some politicians are becoming increasingly alarmed by the effects of climate change, and are loudly calling for federal and state governments to adopt serious policies to combat it. It is vital ... [continue reading]

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Reducing Greenhouse Gases - and Reaping the Benefits

Author: Steve Cowell
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January 01, 2008

Conservation Services Group (CSG), the nonprofit that I manage, has been designing, developing, and delivering innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy programs for more than two decades. Starting in the late ’90s CSG began ... [continue reading]

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Pennsylvania Embraces Home Energy

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January 01, 2008

Rising energy prices and environmental concerns have increased interest among consumers, design professionals, and the trades in green building technology and energy efficiency—or green energy, for short. In response to this combination of ... [continue reading]

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PG&E Climate Solutions

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January 01, 2008

In July 2007, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) hosted the Affordable Comfort, Incorporated, (ACI) summit “Moving Existing Homes Toward Carbon Neutrality.” The summit brought together 99 motivated experts, mostly from the United ... [continue reading]

Water Heaters Get an Efficiency Makeover Courtesy of DOE

Marianne DiMascio

Water Heaters Get an Efficiency Makeover Courtesy of DOE

From the rustic 1850s pump shower to the 1920s Humphrey automatic to today’s modern ...

Number of Certified Passive House Square Meters Reaches One Million Mark

Benjamin Wünsch

Number of Certified Passive House Square Meters Reaches One Million Mark

Building owners throughout the world are increasingly turning to the Passive House standard. This past autumn, the number of square ...

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