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 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 […]
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 […]
of Innovation at Happiness Hill
Fitting its surroundings. Photo: Stina Booth
By Taylor McNeely and Ben Graham
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Side-by-side office windows. Window on right has thermal shade drawn, window on left is uncovered. Photo: Zone 6 Energy.
“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 […]