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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Best-Kept Secret in the Mortgage Industry

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January 01, 2007

Improving the energy performance of a home is an economically sound investment.  Yet despite its economic attractiveness, home performance in the United States is nowhere near optimal levels.  Why is this?  In ... [continue reading]

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Feedback on Feedback

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January 01, 2007

Do you know how much energy you consume in your home on a daily basis?  Do you know what your appliances use relative to each other, so that you can choose to use the ... [continue reading]

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Prefab Home Earns LEED-Platinum

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January 01, 2007

Prefab housing, which was once primarily associated with low-quality manufactured dwellings, is gaining popularity with innovative new modern designs, affordable prices, and green features. One of the companies that specializes in greener prefab houses, LivingHomes, ... [continue reading]

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A Winner in Austin, Texas

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November 03, 2006

Strand Brothers was an early champion of the whole-house approach to energy efficiency in Texas and still considers it the best way to take care of its customers. [continue reading]

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Energy Star Goes Multifamily

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November 03, 2006

Along with beautifully designed brickwork and a landscaped backyard with a children's play area, residents of 1212 MLK Apartments can enjoy affordable apartments, low energy bills, and healthy indoor environments. [continue reading]

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A Productive Marriage

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November 01, 2006

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) found that PV systems on Energy Star homes make an impressive combination. [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

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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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