Tiny House Fest Vermont presenters connect the dots on housing and community across generations.
In experience-based educational programs around the state, Vermont youth are discovering that there’s more to a tiny house than the build. At Tiny House Fest Vermont on October 27th, 2019, three groups will report on their investigations into housing policy and […]
While shopping at a local retail store, I noticed that incandescent light bulbs were still for sale, and I watched customers picking them up to compare their purchase cost to that of LED bulbs. I wondered if they understood that the LED bulbs might cost a few cents more to […]
LED bulb with Edison base. Photo: Artoria2e5, Wikimedia Commons.
Green Energy Times has had a number of articles on light emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs can be used for lighting in homes and businesses, for street lights, for flashlights, for vehicle headlights, and more; and in every instance we […]
The second place winning home of the NHSaves Net-Zero Competition. Photos: Elizabeth and Mark Peterson
NHSaves is a partnership of the New Hampshire utilities, Eversource, Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Co-Op, and Unitil. Last year, it established the annual Drive to Net Zero competition to showcase especially high-performance […]
Basics for an Efficient Roof
In a “cold” roof system, the air barrier and insulation are in contact with each other and located at the ceiling/attic floor. This design prevents heat from leaving or entering the living space while moisture is vented. “Warm” roofs are not vented and have the insulation installed directly on […]
Steel, aluminum and plastic brush sweeps, door shoes on lower right.
It sure is annoying when your exterior doors leak a bunch of air – cold air in, or your warm air out, or both – but there are things you can do to tighten them up.
First, consider a storm door […]
How Twin Pines Set the New Gold Standard for Sustainable, Multi-Family Living
When it opens this fall, Tracy Community Housing will be a sleek, stylish and sustainable addition to West Lebanon’s residential area. Photos courtesy of Twin Pines Housing.
Affordable housing developer Twin Pines Housing Trust will make history this fall by […]
This is the third article in our series highlighting our experiences installing AeroBarrier around New England– here’s a quick refresher on the technology:
AeroBarrier installation is underway for the 1700’s brick home. Images courtesy of Nate Gusakov.
AeroBarrier® is a patented, cutting-edge envelope sealing system that simultaneously measures and seals building envelope […]
Images courtesy of Bionova Ltd.³
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), viewed as the most credible source of climate change research, issued an alarming report¹ on October 2018 removing all doubt on this critical topic. Absent aggressive action, the atmosphere will warm up by as much as 2.7° F above […]
With an eye on making life easier and homes more energy efficient, NHSaves has unveiled a revamped online tool that calculates fuel usage and qualifies residential customers for rebates and incentives through the Audits and Weatherization program.
The improved home heating index tool (HHI), which launched on the NHSaves’ website on […]