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View the Session Lineup for BuildingEnergy Boston

Register Now! View this Year’s Conference Sessions!

You won’t want to miss the content at this year’s BuildingEnergy BostonConference + Trade Show, March 14–15 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.

This is our most diverse and envelope-pushing session lineup to date (with topics like prefabricated & offsite construction, carbon-neutral cities, and healthy building materials). View […]

Vital Communities Partners with Eight Towns for Third Round of Weatherize Upper Valley

Weatherize Orford-Piermont-Lyme Team at the kick-off event at the Rivendell School in January, 2018. Image: Molly Drummond.

January 8, 2019 – An annual program hosted by nonprofit Vital Communities is helping many homeowners keep out the cold this winter, with more than 200 homes weatherized since 2016. Eight more New Hampshire towns join […]

Upcoming Commercial Energy Efficiency Trainings

Reduce building operating expenses and solve energy problems with this 1-day “Energy Efficiency for Commercial Building Managers” intensive training sponsored by NHSaves. The same program will be in four locations around New Hampshire- in Keene on 2/1, Portsmouth 2/13, Manchester 3/1 and Plymouth 3/14. Topics range from LED lighting, cold climate heat pumps, air sealing, […]

Can Utilities Incorporate Energy Efficiency into Their Core Business?

With performance incentives, they can.

Grace Relf

As the energy utility business model changes, more states are offering utilities incentives to increase energy efficiency by making it as appealing as traditional investments. ACEEE explores performance incentives for utilities in twenty-nine states, focusing on nine innovative states in particular.

New Jersey is one example. […]

Top 10 Tips for a Healthier Indoor Environment – Part 1

Lauren Hildebrand

Look around the space you are in right now and take a pulse on your surroundings. Are the lights too bright? Are you too cold? Too hot? Do you hear constant humming from the HVAC equipment in the background? Are you having difficulty concentrating? Are there plants in your view? Do you even […]

ArchitectureBoston Expo Takes Place This Week in Boston

ABX | ArchitectureBoston Expo 2018, November 28-29, 2018

ABX is the largest design and construction tradeshow and conference in the Northeast.

The show will take place in Hall A at the Boston Convention & Event Center in Boston.

Held annually in Boston, the two-day show draws 8,000 professionals across all AEC disciplines to meet face-to-face […]

NHSAVES DRIVE TO NET ZERO COMPETITION UNDERWAY

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 […]

Historic Home in Deerfield, MA Gets Retrofit and Restoration

It may be hard to believe this house, dating to before 1740 is a net-zero energy user. Photos courtesy of Kent Hicks Construction.

George Harvey

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 […]

September Webinar: Back by Popular Demand – The Best of the 2018 Better Buildings Summit

SEPTEMBER

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 […]

R.H. Irving HomeBuilders Wins First Place Award

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 […]