Free Webinar: The 2021 IECC: How Local and State Officials Just Took a Giant Leap Toward Net Zero Buildings in America
February 19, 2020 2:00 pm Eastern
with Bill Fay of The Energy-Efficient Codes Coalition
Late last year, local and state officials voted in droves to boost building efficiency […]
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Connected Communities.”
The Connected Communities FOA would demonstrate and evaluate the capacity of energy-efficient buildings to interact with one another and the grid to provide greater degrees of demand […]
Would you like to free tickets for you and your team to attend New York Build?
New York Build is the leading construction & design show for New York and the Tri-State area and is taking place at the Javits Center on March 3rd & 4th. The show will feature: AIA / CES approved workshops, […]
Clean Tech Business of the Year Awardees Recognized at Annual Member Holiday Dinner
Clean Energy Champion Award Winner, Tony Giunta (middle), poses with Clean Energy NH Staff (from left to right): Henry Herndon, Executive Director Madeleine Mineau, Brianna Brand, and Michael Behrmann. Photo credit: Clean Energy NH.
Clean Energy NH, the Granite State’s leading […]
Air infiltration at outlet. Blue is colder area indicating air coming from outside. Courtesy photos.
I received a call from a homeowner saying they had a blower door test done to find out how well their house was sealed against drafts. They were looking for any places that air could be leaking […]
Glavel foam glass aggregate is a super-light insulating gravel. Courtesy photo.
Glavel is a company based in Burlington, Vermont. It sells foam-glass aggregate. Some people might look at it and ask what good it is. Others will be delighted with its possibilities.
Science is full […]
Foam insulation on walls and poly vapor barrier on floor. Photo courtesy Dave Keefe.
Most of us don’t think much about our basements, especially if we have one that isn’t particularly pleasant. But the basement is part of the house, and what goes on there affects our fuel bill and how comfortable […]
This is the fourth article in this series, highlighting our experiences installing AeroBarrier around New England. Here’s a quick refresher on the technology.
The lower level of this former Methodist church is being used for offices. Air leakage was reduced by 87% using AeroBarrier. Courtesy photo.
AeroBarrier is a patented building envelope […]
All images courtesy Ryan Bent Photography
The Lewis Creek Cottage is a net-zero-energy home designed by Rolf Kielman (AIA, Leed AP) for TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design. It was designed for his daughter, her husband and their new baby boy. Kielman told me that the family was fully on board with net […]
Shrinking window plastic to take out wrinkles in Thetford, VT. Photo courtesy of Bob Walker.
Green Energy Times staff
Volunteer groups in Vermont have begun to adopt a Community-Workshop approach to the problem of drafty windows and high heating bills. Custom-fitted inserts, that can be equally suitable for old casements or new […]