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New York Build 2018 – Free Event

New York Build 2018 will be making a big return on March, 19-20 2018 at the Javits Center. There is limited time left to secure your place at the leading construction and design expo in NYC and NY State for FREE. Your ticket will give you access to all these features and summits: 120+ Leading […]

New Hampshire Lawmakers to Adopt Clean Energy Practices

More than fifty New Hampshire businesses are calling in a letter for the New Hampshire Legislature to advance clean energy policies that they say will support economic growth and business development.

David Greer, with the rooftop solar system on his company, Wirebelt of America, says “I just love the stuff!” Image from Green Energy […]

“Ideal” Home Ventilation

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 […]

A New Metric for Tracking Energy Codes Driving Toward Zero

A New Metric for Tracking Energy Codes Driving Toward Zero

By Kevin Carbonnier

ACEEE’s 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard was released in late September with Massachusetts leading based on six categories including utility programs, transportation, building energy codes, combined heat and power, state initiative and appliance standards, according to ACEEE. Looking ahead, there are changes […]

Tortorice’s Tips

Snow On Your Roof…Do You Treat the Symptom or the Cause?

Snow build-up and icicles can damage your roof. Proper air-sealing and insulation can help avoid this problem. Photo credit allstate.com

By Bob Tortorice

Believe it or not, snow build-up on your roof is caused by the lack of heat escaping to it, in […]

Burlington 2030 District Private-public Partnership Created to Address Climate Change

Leading Burlington, Vermont businesses and institutions have committed over 3.6 million square feet to participate in the Burlington 2030 District, a private-public partnership working to reduce building energy consumption, water use and transportation emissions 50% by 2030. By establishing the economic case for the necessary reductions, the District helps property owners increase asset value, reduce […]

Understanding the Sustainable Supply Chain

By Alex Popp

Many green building programs put a heavy emphasis on not only the sustainability of a building once it is built, but increasingly so on the sourcing and management of building materials in an environmentally responsible way. Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC), sometimes referred to as “cradle-to-cradle,” is the standard term to reference […]

Weatherizing The Upper Valley

Round Two Launches in January

Most basements have no air sealing or insulation around the band joists. Installing foam insulation and air sealing around the edges is one option for reducing the heat loss and the infiltration of cold air into the home. Courtesy: Efficiency Vermont.

By Paige Heverly, Vital Communities

After a successful […]

Your invitation to New York Build

 

Become an Event Ambassador for New York Build 2018, the leading construction and design expo in NYC. Claim your place for FREE today New York Build is set to make a big return on March, 19-20 2018 at the Javits Center. As the leading construction and design expo to focus exclusively on projects […]

Nanogrids: A Whole-Building Approach to Distributed Energy Resources

By Eric Wallace

Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are a growing part of the energy landscape in the United States, and they are becoming an ever more attractive opportunity for households, companies, and building owners to gain control of their own energy needs. By 2024, it is estimated that solar PV […]