What Does It Mean for Building Owners?
By Marc Zuluaga
In April of this year, Introduction 1253-2018 was approved by the New York City Council along with several other major pieces of legislation as part of a Climate Mobilization Act. While it will take some time to more precisely gauge the Climate Mobilization Act’s impact […]
Vermont’s first certified Passive House, built by Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte, Vermont. Image: Philip Jensen Carter.
Working as an energy consultant for Vermont’s statewide energy efficiency utility has allowed me to witness – and play a role in – one of the greatest affordable housing success stories in […]
By Barb and Greg Whitchurch
We both attended Better Buildings by Design (BBD) in Burlington, VT as representatives of Green Energy Times. Having attended many sustainable building events, we can agree with many BBD attendees and vendors that BBD is becoming the premier conference venue for building science education in the Northeast
This is the […]
Bayside Anchor apartments includes 167 rooftop solar panels to produce 70,000 kWh of clean electricity.Photo: Matthew Drost, courtesy of Avesta Housing.
By Barbara and Greg Whitchurch
It might very well be downtown Portland’s greenest building — especially the exterior, which is painted various shades of bright green. But what’s going on beneath […]
Woodstock, NY Passive House in the fall. Photo courtesy of Daniel Levy, Ph.D
By Marie Caruso
A house recently built in Woodstock, NY, could be the vanguard of the future in zero-energy housing.
Daniel Levy, Ph.D., a former industrial education professor and certified Passive House consultant and builder, has constructed a two-story, 2350 square […]
“I found myself in a schoolroom where I could not fail to see and hear things worth seeing and hearing.” Henry David Thoreau, speaking of being in nature.
Rendering of the Walden Pond Visitors’ Center. Photo courtesy of Maryann Thompson Architects
By Emma Rumple
There was a time when people in this […]
Exterior air barrier fabric from foundation to roof. Courtesy photos.
By Michael Goetinck
In order for a building’s insulation to be most effective it needs to be in contact with an air barrier. In an ideal world a home’s air barrier is continuous. This can be achieved through thoughtful design and construction when building […]
Feb. 3 & 4, 2016
Efficiency Vermont’s Better Building by Design (BBD) Conference and Trade Show is coming right up – on Feb. 3 & 4, 2016, at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington, Vermont!
This is an incredible event that you don’t want to miss. […]
By Allan Bullis
This is a story on one of the most unusual weatherization projects in the State of Vermont. Starting two years ago, State Architect Tricia Harper contacted me at Common Sense Energy (CSE) to develop a plan to weatherize the statehouse as they had done in the past for other historic State buildings.