The monthly Better Buildings webinar series is back with fresh content on the issues that matter to you. The 2017-2018 season is based on feedback gathered from Better Buildings partners and affiliates, and features more industry experts and opportunities to explore the changing landscape of energy and water efficiency in the built environment.
New Hampshire: Button Up New Hampshire, the popular home energy savings workshop series, is returning to a community near you. These free workshops will take place throughout NH starting in September. The workshops are being sponsored by NHSaves and coordinated by the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI).
NHSaves is a collaboration […]
This Zero Energy Ready Home was assembled in one day, with the homeowners moving in three months later. The ZERH standards help Garden State Modular Homes provide efficiency and a more robust home that can stand up to humid and stormy conditions at the Jersey Shore. Photo courtesy of Garden State Modular Homes, LLC.
Machine used to shred fiberglass batts, so they would work well in machines used for blowing insulation. Courtesy photo.
By George Harvey
Jamie Myers, who operates J. Myers Builders in Lisbon, New Hampshire, has been interested in the environment and recycling for a long time. Years ago, he did research to […]
The Solar Settlement with the Sun Ship in the background: two PlusEnergy projects in Freiburg,Germany. Photo: Wikimedi.org
By Steven Winter Associates staff
Hear the term “solar energy” and you’re likely to think of vast fields of glistening panels and hillsides transformed into disco balls. Hear the term “solar energy” and you might picture suburban […]
Rendering of the Framework Building. Courtesy image: Lever Architecture.
By George Harvey
Officials in Portland Oregon have approved what will be the tallest wooden building in the United States. The Framework building will have eleven stories.
Michael Green, an architect in Vancouver who has been pushing wooden construction for years, explained […]
Many locally-sourced wood and other fiber materials were used to build this high-performance home. Builder: New Frameworks. Photo credit: Studio SB Photography, 2016.
By Ace McArleton
“The built environment can switch from being a problem to being a solution.” Bruce King, The New Carbon Architecture (anticipated fall 2017).
Folks, let me introduce you to […]
Vermont’s Zero Energy Now Program
Vermont homeowners were offered a unique opportunity in 2016 to participate in a new program to save significant fossil fuels in existing homes, and the results are impressive; an average savings of 79% per home! This deep level of total energy savings was achieved through a comprehensive combination of home […]
Zero Energy Now Participating Home in East Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
When the owners of a vegetable farm in East St. Johnsbury, Vt. wanted to reduce their use of fossil fuel, they turned to the Zero Energy Now program for help. Through Zero Energy Now they found a certified energy contractor (CEC) who put together […]
Demonstrate Mastery in Construction and Efficiency
A BrightBuilt Home in Meriden, NH. This zero energy home was built by RH Irving. This south-facing side features Logic windows and doors and a solar array installed by Norwich Solar Technologies;
by Chris Gillespie
If you live in or near New Hampshire and are thinking […]