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Efficiency Vermont’s EEN Contractor Spotlight

Montpelier Construction of Barre, VT Interview with Malcolm Gray, Founding Partner

Malcolm Gray, Founding Partner of Montpelier Construction located in Barre, Vermont. Courtesy photo

Green Energy Times staff

What is your area of expertise? I’ve been building energy-efficient homes since the late 1970s. The definition of energy efficient has been a moving target the […]

A Bunch of B.S. (Building Science, of course!)

Up on The Roof

Nate Gusakov

The toolkit of an energy auditor is a fascinating collection of building science technology: infrared cameras, Wi-Fi-enabled digital manometers, blower doors, fog machines and combustion analyzer. It’s a lot of cool technology. Most of it runs on batteries or needs periodic calibration or has sensors that fail or software […]

A Question of Windows

The outer envelope upgrade was well underway during the summer, with taped Kohltech windows and Huber Zip System sheathing. All photos courtesy of H. Sloane Mayor.

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

Windows. Light. Views. A contrasting relief to the inside of our homes. Also, an added expense, a challenge to keeping the inside temperatures under […]

The Great Indoors: Creating a More Healthful and Safer Built Environment

Reprinted with permission from Steven Winter Associates, Inc. April 16, 2020 blog at http://bit.ly/SWA_GreatIndoors

Steve Winter Associates Team – Jayd Alvarez, Thomas Moore, Lauren Hildebrand, Maureen Mahle, and Peter Stratton

Ventilation on a rooftop. All images courtesy of Steven Winter Associates

As humans, we spend a lot of time indoors. Studies by the U.S. […]

Wright Builders, Inc. Develops EarthKind Homes

High-efficiency standards with low-embodied carbon for safe, healthy living with comfort in mind

George Harvey

There are a lot of labels used to describe the energy efficiency of buildings. We can start a list with LEED-certified, net-zero, net-zero ready, and HERS index, and add more to it. It is confusing, and if […]

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 […]

Windows in Winter: A Cool Little Microclimate, Part 2

Nate Gusakov

It’s a rough life being a window here in the Northeast U.S. You’re expected to let light in and out, heat in but not out, and, in addition, you have to morph from being a wide-open hole in the wall into transparent, blizzard-proof armor many times a year, and […]

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 […]