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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Weatherizing The Upper Valley

Round Two Launches in January

Most basements have no air sealing or insulation around the band joists. Installing foam insulation and air sealing around the edges is one option for reducing the heat loss and the infiltration of cold air into the home. Courtesy: Efficiency Vermont.

By Paige Heverly, Vital Communities

After a successful […]

Your invitation to New York Build

 

Become an Event Ambassador for New York Build 2018, the leading construction and design expo in NYC. Claim your place for FREE today New York Build is set to make a big return on March, 19-20 2018 at the Javits Center. As the leading construction and design expo to focus exclusively on projects […]

Abstract Deadline Approaching for 2018 Summer Study in Buildings

The 2018 Summer Study in Buildings will be held this coming summer in Pacific Grove, CA. The Study includes a panel on Building Energy Codes & Standards, hosted by David Cohan of the DOE Building Energy Codes Program, and featuring cutting-edge research impacting our industry and the future of energy efficiency in buildings. Researchers are […]

Nanogrids: A Whole-Building Approach to Distributed Energy Resources

By Eric Wallace

Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are a growing part of the energy landscape in the United States, and they are becoming an ever more attractive opportunity for households, companies, and building owners to gain control of their own energy needs. By 2024, it is estimated that solar PV […]

Is Natural Ventilation Enough to Overcome Moisture Problems?

In the winter, does moisture form in the bottom corners of your windows? Photo: diy.stackexchange.com

By Bob Tortorice

Moisture is the silent killer of houses. Just as with cancer, you may not know it’s a problem until it’s too late. But, in a way that’s similar to many cancers, if detected early, a moisture […]

A Net Zero Concrete Home

 

Homerun House, a net-zero concrete demonstration home where the concrete modulates the temperature Cont’d on p.29 and a solar PV array is employed. Photos courtesy of Dave Sellers.

The low cost of longevity

By George Harvey

Tell and environmentalist that you are building a net-zero home out of concrete, and […]

Energy efficiency as a Key Driver of Successful Business Outcomes

From The Energy Alliance Group of Michigan

When the relationship of a strong energy strategy and successful business outcome is clearly understood, energy will never be ignored or overlooked as “just another cost of doing business.”

“..a small group of leading edge companies report they now see energy as a key business value driver, and […]

Vermont Zero-Energy Office Building Combines New with the Old

Energy Futures Group Constructs Green and Sustainable Work Space

Energy Futures Group building from the south. All photos courtesy of Richard Faesy.

By Richard Faesy, Energy Futures Group

Energy Futures Group (EFG), a seven-person clean energy consulting firm based in Hinesburg, Vermont, recently completed construction of their new zero-energy office building and moved in […]

Announcing the 2017 – 2018 Better Buildings Webinar Series!

The monthly Better Buildings webinar series is back with fresh content on the issues that matter to you. The 2017-2018 season is based on feedback gathered from Better Buildings partners and affiliates, and features more industry experts and opportunities to explore the changing landscape of energy and water efficiency in the built environment.

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NH Saves Button Up Workshop Series Announced

New Hampshire: Button Up New Hampshire, the popular home energy savings workshop series, is returning to a community near you. These free workshops will take place throughout NH starting in September. The workshops are being sponsored by NHSaves and coordinated by the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI).

NHSaves is a collaboration […]