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World Energy Rankings Suggest Countries Need Energy Efficiency to Meet Paris Goals

Italy and Germany place first, US loses ground, Mexico improves Washington, DC (June 26, 2018): Some countries do strikingly better than others in saving energy, but all can better use efficiency to meet their Paris Agreement climate goals, according to The 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published today by the nonprofit American Council for […]

Toxic Dangers of Particle Board

Uniboard is one of the leading particle board alternatives out there that don’t use toxic formaldehyde to bind its filler material together.

by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss, EarthTalk®, From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

Sadly, much of the furniture we enjoy every day is “off-gassing” toxins into the […]

Citizen Participation in 100% Renewable Energy Goals in Hanover, NH

By Barbara Callaway

Last year Hanover, NH adopted the goals of using 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and 100% renewable energy for heating and transportation by 2050. The town is actively taking steps to reach these goals. An organized group in Hanover, the Neighborhood Action Group (NAG), is working to encourage neighborhood residents to […]

NY Sets Energy Efficiency Target

to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Combat Climate Change

On April 20, 2018, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an ambitious acceleration of energy efficiency in New York, including a comprehensive plan to achieve a new target for significant greenhouse gas emission reductions, decrease consumer energy costs and create job opportunities. Meeting the new […]

A Real Home-Grown, High-Performance Door

Gryphon Doors – keep your home warm and tight with mycelium

Gryphon Door in Charlotte, VT. Photo: Ben Graham

By Ben Graham

At the beginning of the last energy efficiency revolution that brought about Passive House, Living Building Challenge, Net Zero and Vermont High Performance Homes, it was widely reported that windows and doors […]

New Hampshire’s First Multi-Family Passive House

Slated for Occupancy in July

Gilford Knolls III, in late May, 2018. Photo: Greg Whitchurch.

By Greg Whitchurch

Gilford Knolls III (http://bit.do/GKIII) will provide 24 affordable, one-bedroom apartments for seniors and will be New Hampshire’s first multi-family dwelling to be built to the Passive House standard.

A passive building is designed and built in […]

Two great events taking place in VT this weekend

There are two great events taking place in VT this weekend. Coming this Saturday, June 9th — the Energy Resource Fair and Town Meeting in Randolph hosted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, and SunCommon’s Sun CARnival, an event in South Burlington celebrating electric vehicles, giving you the chance to see EVs up close and get your […]

Join Bernie Sanders for a Vermont Energy Resource Fair

Heat pumps. Solar energy. Energy efficiency and weatherization. Electric vehicles. These are just some of the ways you can save money and move toward a clean energy future. Come learn more about these topics and much more at an Energy Resource Fair and Town Meeting on June 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at […]

Lights Out for Residential Lighting Programs?

Not Just Yet

Image: ledlightbay.com

Published at ACEEE.org

LED light bulbs have transitioned from a fledgling technology to a major market player in recent years, with more than 450 million installed nationwide as of 2016. With Americans increasingly choosing LEDs, and federal standards set to increase efficiency levels for general service […]

Kingdom Bio Foam Fills the Need for Insulation

The McKiernan’s retirement home required insulation for an unusual roofing structure. Biofoam was the perfect solution. Images courtesy of Kingdom Bio Foam.

By George Harvey

Kingdom Bio Foam is a small insulating company in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Its story might best begin with an example of its work.

When Neil and […]