An Interview with Hank Keating
Stone Fruit Farm in Westport, MA.
By Barbara Whitchurch
Stone Fruit Farm, completed in 2016, is a complex of buildings in the small town of Westport, Massachusetts, built to the Passive House (PH) standard. It calls to mind the design of the classic New England connected […]
R-60 insulation for the standing seam roof. Photos: Janice and Steve Kurkoski
By Marc Rosenbaum
I’m excited because I’ve been putting together a new online course on Deep Energy Retrofits (DER). More so than the course I teach on Zero Net Energy Homes, it’s focused on the multiple approaches and techniques for taking […]
Best in Show for Large Residential Project
Andy Ellis receives ICF Builder Award for Best in Show in the Large Residential division at the World of Concrete Trade Show in Las Vegas on January 19, 2017. Photo courtesy Peter Ellis.
By George Harvey
Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF) have been around for […]
Beautiful, Efficient Home Earns Architecture Award
The River House. Exterior view shows solar photovoltaic system on the barn roof
By Barbara Whitchurch
The River House in Orford, NH captures the character of New England farmhouses and was sited to preserve as much farmland as possible, while providing views up and down the river. It’s […]
And the Winner of the $10k Prize is ‘Team Bridges’!
Dan Jones (left) and Deb Sachs present Team Bridgeswith a $10k check as the winners of the Net-Zero MP2030 competition. Courtesy images
Net Zero Vermont Inc. announced the winning design team for the Montpelier 2030 Design Competition $10K prize is “Team Bridges,” a collaboration […]
The ‘Pre-Fab’ Boom
A pre-fab home under construction as a boom-truck lowers a section into position. Courtesy photos
By John Connell
Though currently the darling of residential design and construction media, “prefab” is much more than a passing fashion. Much more likely to pass is the notion that prefab necessarily implies cheap […]
Whitchurch Passive House cottage. Courtesy photo
By Barbara and Gregory Whitchurch
Over the years, Green Energy Times has run quite a few articles about Passive House, so it’s likely you’ve seen the term. (Don’t confuse it with “passive solar,” which is just one aspect of Passive House). So what exactly is it, and why […]
Julia Lloyd Wright and Danny Bonta – hanging the banner for the Weathersfield area kick-of
By Sarah Brock
More than 130 Upper Valley residents turned out last month for a series of Weatherize Upper Valley Kick-Off events in Norwich, Randolph, Royalton, and Weathersfield.
The events marked the beginning of Weatherize Upper Valley, a five-month […]
The Darling Inn received comprehensive energy upgrades. Photo: Craig Simmons.
By Zoe Dawson
Commons Energy offers a comprehensive approach to reducing energy and water use for owners of buildings that serve a public purpose. These buildings include multifamily affordable housing, schools, health care facilities, houses of worship, community centers, and municipal buildings.
Green Lease Leaders Program Is Advancing Rapidly
Better Buildings Alliance technology and market campaigns show-off indoor lighting technology upgrades and green leasing best practices.
The Energy Department recently announced the results of this year’s Better Buildings Alliance technology and market campaigns. Through partnerships with public and private sector organizations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) […]