The Cottages at Cypress
A Net Zero Energy Low-Income Senior Housing Development
Olympia, Washington, is in a marine climate, but it’s a northern marine climate, not a beach-lounging one. Because Olympia has 5,130 heating degree-days (HDDs) on average—more than Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—clients of ... [continue reading]
The University of Alaska Fairbanks takes part in the higher-education trend of efficient student housing [continue reading]
Part 1: Challenges of Cooling in Hot-Humid Climates [continue reading]
Two new-construction homes use Passive House techniques to show that low energy and high performance can be competitive in the mass market. [continue reading]
Data on 20 net zero homes shows significant reduction in monthly energy costs, among other intangible benefits. [continue reading]
Tom Marsik and Kristin Donaldson of Dillingham, Alaska, recently achieved the distinction of building the world's tightest residential building. The World Record Academy, an international organization that certifies world records, presented the award to their ... [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...