Search is On for Homes Producing More Energy than They Consume
The second annual NHSaves Drive to Net Zero Home Competition is in full swing with homeowners, builders and architects collaborating to build homes that produce more energy on site than they consume.
NHSaves introduced the Drive to Net Zero Home Competition in 2017 as […]
It may be hard to believe this house, dating to before 1740 is a net-zero energy user. Photos courtesy of Kent Hicks Construction.
New houses with net-zero energy use are getting to be increasingly common. On the other hand, New England is full of old houses that really should be […]
UPCOMING WEBINAR BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THE BEST OF THE 2018 BETTER BUILDINGS SUMMIT
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
This webinar features a few of the top-rated presentations from last month’s Summit, a rare chance to catch some of the talks you might have […]
NHSaves Drive to Net Zero Home Competition winners. Bob Irving is shown in the back row (red shirt and beard) holding his first place award. Courtesy photo.
By George Harvey
Bob Irving, of R.H. Irving HomeBuilders in Salisbury, New Hampshire, has been building high performance homes for over thirty years. His goal […]
Green Energy Times Staff
It seems like every time we turn around, we get another impressive update from LEDdynamics. It was just last April that we published our latest article on one of their products, “LEDdynamics™ Gro-Lights” (bit.ly/leddynamics-grow-lights). Now, we have something exciting to share.
Some time ago, LEDdynamics acquired another company, […]
A Recycled, Green Option from a Green Manufacturer
Both of these homes are in Massachusetts, and each features two different kinds of TruExterior Siding. The modern-style earth-sheltered home features TruExterior Siding Nickel Gap and Channel profiles. The white house features TruExterior Siding Channel Bevel profile and Shiplap profile in a vertical orientation. Courtesy images: […]
The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate
by Bruce King, New Society Publishers, 2017, 159 pages, $29.99
Book review by N.R. Mallery
Let’s face it, CO2 in our atmosphere is the biggest problem humans have ever had to face.
Recent news says scientists have measured a slowdown of the Gulf Stream. […]
Duffy/Lundgren residence, Londonderry, VT.
The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) is deeply involved in the building trade and related areas of work in the built environment. Some of the members are architects, some are contractors, some provide services, some supply products for homes, and at least one, BuildingGreen, is a […]
The Buildings and Beyond podcast explores how we can create a more sustainable built environment by focusing on efficiency, accessibility, and health. The first episode, Your Top 10 Passive House Questions, Answered, with Lois Arena, is available now on all major podcast platforms. We will release one episode per week for season one, so […]
By Wendy Koch, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
Across the United States, the push for net-zero energy buildings is gaining momentum. Because this trend holds great promise for deep energy savings, next month’s Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings will devote an entire panel — with 30 presentations — to the topic.