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Green River Commons

Condominiums in Greenfield, Massachusetts

The Green River Homes community are seven sustainable, comfortable, and beautiful one level condominium townhomes with easy access to public transportation and downtown Greenfield, MA. Courtesy photo.

By George Harvey

In August of 2015, Green Energy Times ran an article about the R. W. Kern Center, at Hampshire […]

“Ideal” Home Ventilation

The superior choice for the most energy efficient ventilation is an Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV). ERVs use a balanced approach to exhaust and supply air, achieving good indoor air quality while saving energy. Image: RenewAire.

By Robb Aldrich

Residential ventilation can be a tricky topic, and I often try to discuss it in terms […]

The Foam Factor

The dry look. Closed-cell spray foam such as Icynene ProSeal can act as a water-resistant barrier and provide additional “racking” strength vs. high winds. Image: Icynene.

After the big one hits, here’s how to keep residential flood and water damage to a minimum.

Across the U.S.A. and Canada, heavy rainfall and flooding have caused […]

The Weather Listens to No Man

The damages to the infrastructure of Houston, Texas were massive and long-lasting from Hurricane Harvey. Image: transgriot.blogspot.se

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

The impact of accelerating climate change last year has been sobering. High temperatures and drought produced record fires in the western U.S., and the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was devastating. Preliminary […]

Better Buildings by Design 2018

By Barb and Greg Whitchurch

We both attended Better Buildings by Design (BBD) in Burlington, VT as representatives of Green Energy Times. Having attended many sustainable building events, we can agree with many BBD attendees and vendors that BBD is becoming the premier conference venue for building science education in the Northeast

This is the […]

Vermont Research News:

Skiing, Winter Olympics, Healthy VT, Farms and Water Safety

SKIING AND CLIMATE CHANGE

The impacts of climate change on Vermont’s ski areas were modeled in an article in Tourism Management. The researchers looked at 103 ski areas in the Northeast, finding that many will not be viable by the middle of this century. See also […]

Startup Business Growth In The Climate Economy

Accel-VT to Graduate First Climate Economy Business Cohort

Eight climate change innovation entrepreneurs participate in business accelerator to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric grid while honing business models for success in the marketplace

Accel-VT cohort convene at Burlington Electric Department to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric […]

Wood Pellet Central Heating Systems and the Market Awareness

Note: tCO2e: Tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, which is a measure that allows you to compare the emissions of other greenhouse gases relative to one unit of CO2. It is calculated by multiplying the greenhouse gas’s emissions by its 100-year global warming potential. Get the data behind the graphic at http://bit.ly/sustainableheating_CarbonGraphic.

By Jeff […]

EZ Firelogs are Easy

High and consistent heat output, low moisture in a tightly compacted log deliver a superior flame. Images courtesy of Mark Janinni.

By George Harvey

There was a time in my life when I cut, hauled, split, stacked, and burned my own firewood to heat a house in which I lived with four […]

Heating Your Home (or Business) on the Cheap:

From the Ground Up (or Down)

The circulation piping and smaller bore hole of Dandelion’s geothermal solution. Images: Becky Meier

By Greg Whitchurch

This is a tale of two apparently parallel lives which, on one fateful day just north of New York City, collided, creating a tsunami of life-changing consequences for them, their neighbors, […]