Spend Now for Future Savings
By Bob Tortorice
With the cold winter, it’s a good time to review and share the value of an energy audit and energy improvements and learn why it’s important to make home improvements now in anticipation of future hot summers and cold winters.
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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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]