Hampshire College solar array. Photo: Hampshire.edu.
By George Harvey
Five New England colleges have joined forces in a solar power cooperative. Three of them, Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith, are in central Massachusetts. One, Williams, is in far western Massachusetts, and one, Bowdoin, is in Brunswick, Maine.
Together, they […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Stuy Town: Innovations in Solar & Grass that Cities Can Embrace
By George Harvey
In the 1840s, a new source of energy was being employed in Manhattan. It was coal gas, a product created by heating coal with insufficient oxygen to burn it. Coal gas included hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide, all of […]
Photo courtesy of Wright Construction.
By George Harvey
Carl Lavallee is the Chief Operating Officer at Wright Construction in Mount Holly, Vermont. He has some insights about disasters. He told us, “With a forest fire, what we see is huge devastation and all seems to be lost. But there is rebirth. In […]
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 […]
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 […]
“Blue Marble,” January 4, 2012. Image: NASA.
By Dr. Alan K. Betts
Spring came late this year, as the daffodils did not start opening where I live in Pittsford, Vermont until April 18, and the forsythia were ten days later. Rain for days on end from slow moving weather systems led […]
Most of us know a company called Google, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet. Another Alphabet subsidiary is Dandelion, which arose out of X, Alphabet’s research and development laboratory.
Dandelion launched a new product system, the Dandelion Air, on May 30. The Dandelion Air is a smart, all-in-one home heating and […]