By Alex Popp
Many green building programs put a heavy emphasis on not only the sustainability of a building once it is built, but increasingly so on the sourcing and management of building materials in an environmentally responsible way. Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC), sometimes referred to as “cradle-to-cradle,” is the standard term to reference […]
ID, FL, VA Three Most-Improved States, MA Still #1
As more states struggle with extreme weather events, the 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives state-level policymakers a road map for building stronger and more-resilient communities. This eleventh annual report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), shows which states are doing the best […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice announcing receipt of petitions requesting that DOE incorporate the IEC 60034-2-1:2014 (2014) test methods 2-1-1A and 2-1-1B as alternative test methods in addition to the existing test methods referenced in its regulations for determining the energy efficiency of certain electric motors […]
Did you miss the public comment sessions on potential updates to NH’s 10 Year State Energy Strategy?
You’re in luck –we’ll be hosting a facilitated public comment session during lunch at the upcoming Local Energy Solutions Conference on October 28 in Concord! This is your chance to let the Governor and his staff […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Concord, NH – The NH Sustainable Energy Association and NH Local Energy Solutions Workgroup will co-host the 9th annual Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference on October 28th 2017 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH from 8:30am-4:00pm.
The LES Conference is NH’s premiere conference for clean energy, featuring “pitch challenge” sessions to group problem-solve […]