How Net Zero Can Save New England Homeowners Thousands of Dollars

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How Net Zero Can Save New England Homeowners Thousands of Dollars

Data on 20 net zero homes shows significant reduction in monthly energy costs, among other intangible benefits.

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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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Greening The Exterior Walls

Author: Jim LaRue
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January 01, 2006

        Greening the exterior wall systems of residential structures is a complicated process, and it hasn’t been made any easier by the emergence of alternative wall systems. Of ... [continue reading]

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

Tom White

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...

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