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Groups Urge Biden to Use Existing Authorities to Cut Energy Waste, Carbon from Buildings

New ACEEE briefs give detailed recommendations for manufactured and federally backed housing, federal buildings

In a Biden administration, half a dozen federal agencies should use their authority under existing laws to create jobs, reduce consumers’ utility bills, and mitigate climate change by reducing energy waste from homes and buildings, a […]

Summer Park at Hanover

Summer Park Residences in Hanover, NH, is a Passive House certified, affordable housing building for seniors and those with disabilities. Twenty-four units are open with eighteen more under construction. Photos: Banwell Architects

Barbara and Greg Whitchurch

The Northeast is experiencing a housing crunch. Young families, college students, and new arrivals […]

Efficiency Vermont’s Efficiency Excellence Network Contractor Spotlight:

GSK Climate Control, Inc. of East Dorset, VT

Taylor Kristiansen, Secretary and Technician for GSK Climate Control, Inc. of East Dorset, VT. Courtesy photo.

Interview with Taylor Kristiansen, Secretary and Technician

What is your area of expertise?

GSK is a full-service mechanical contractor that serves […]

New Frameworks and Glad Tidings

of Innovation at Happiness Hill

Fitting its surroundings. Photo: Stina Booth

By Taylor McNeely and Ben Graham

Marshfield, Vermont

At the Happiness Hill homestead in Marshfield, Vermont, there is much to celebrate and be happy for. Through the vision of talented builders and innovators, what began as […]

Apply for BTO’s E-ROBOT American-Made Buildings Prize

 

DOE Announces American-Made Buildings Prize Today, the U.S. Department of Energy released up to $5 million for its first-ever American-Made Buildings Prize on Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies (E-ROBOT). The E-ROBOT Prize will open new opportunities for the buildings and construction workforce by incentivizing the development of advanced robotics capabilities and […]

Apply Today: Connected Communities Funding Opportunity

 

DOE Announces $65 Million for Connected Communities Funding Opportunity

Diagrams of grid-interactive efficient buildings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it will provide $65 million through its Connected Communities funding opportunity announcement (FOA) (DE-FOA-0002206) to expand DOE’s network of grid-interactive efficient building communities nationwide. This […]

New DOE Rule For Evaluating Energy Conservation Of Appliances & Equipment

Appliance and equipment standards are saving consumers and businesses billions of dollars. Image: energy.gov

Effective date of this rule is October 19, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Final Rule amending its decision-making process for selecting energy-conservation standards by specifying that it will conduct a comparative analysis of the relative […]

Energy Efficiency Appears Prominently in New Climate Plans

Wendy Koch, ACEEE Senior Director, Marketing and Communications

United States Capitol in Washington DC at night

Energy efficiency appears prominently in recent proposals to address climate change, underscoring its ability to deliver dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Nationwide building retrofits, net-zero construction, fuel efficiency, electric vehicles, and industrial decarbonization — cornerstones of the […]

Efficiency Vermont’s Efficiency Excellence Network Contractor Spotlight:

Alliance Mechanical of Essex Junction, VT

The Alliance Mechanical Team. Courtesy photo.

Interview with Tim Campbell, Energy Solutions Manager

1. What is your area of expertise?

Alliance Mechanical’s expertise is in proactive maintenance, HVAC system repair and replacement, building automation, and boiler services, all for commercial customers. Building automation includes the latest energy […]

The Window In Winter: A Cool Little Microclimate

Side-by-side office windows. Window on right has thermal shade drawn, window on left is uncovered. Photo: Zone 6 Energy.

Nate Gusakov

“We really need new windows. There’s always a draft coming through them!” I hear this a lot from clients who are looking to improve the comfort and efficiency of their home. In certain […]