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Off-Grid in a Cold City: The Alberta Sustainable Home

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March 01, 1996

The Alberta Sustainable Home is a new suburban three-bedroom house and office that will soon be independent of the sewer, electric, and water systems. [continue reading]

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Creating Quality in New Construction: A Practitioner's Perspective

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January 01, 1996

A visit to homes under construction will reveal that builders are rarely utilizing the most basic energy-efficient building and design principles. [continue reading]

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Canada's R-2000 Standards Get Tougher, Others Copy Older Program Measures

Author: Ted Rieger
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May 01, 1995

With some 8,000 homes built to Canada's R-2000 standards since 1982, one measure of the R-2000 program's success is how it's been copied by other home-building entities. [continue reading]

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Reducing the Embodied Energy of Buildings

Author: Tracy Mumma
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January 01, 1995

One of the major uses for energy is building construction and operation. According to the Environmental Resource Guide, produced by the American Institute of Architects, more than 30% of the energy consumed in the United States goes to making and maintaining buildings. [continue reading]

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Manufactured Homes Go Solar

Author: Ted Rieger
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November 01, 1994

A federal program that assists with the development of photovoltaic (PV) products for the U.S. building market has led to commercial development of factory-built modular homes with built-in PV systems. [continue reading]

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What Price Mobile Homes?

Author: Cyril Penn
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November 01, 1994

Mobile home buyers are generally willing to pay for energy efficiency through higher housing prices if the costs translate into reduced heating bills in the long run. [continue reading]

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Studs of Steel

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July 01, 1994

Rising lumber prices and an erratic market have driven some homebuilders to look for alternatives to wood framing, and steel framing is one option that is grabbing their attention. [continue reading]

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Making Passive Solar Homes Affordable

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May 01, 1994

Paul Neuffer got his start in the passive solar home business almost by accident, 30 years ago. [continue reading]

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The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the release of a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted ...

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 ...

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