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Vermont Zero-Energy Office Building Combines New with the Old

Energy Futures Group Constructs Green and Sustainable Work Space

Energy Futures Group building from the south. All photos courtesy of Richard Faesy.

By Richard Faesy, Energy Futures Group

Energy Futures Group (EFG), a seven-person clean energy consulting firm based in Hinesburg, Vermont, recently completed construction of their new zero-energy office building and moved in […]

Energy Efficiency Day 2017: Perspectives from Energy Efficiency Leaders

Energy Efficiency Day 2017: Perspectives from Energy Efficiency Leaders

October 5 is Energy Efficiency Day! Today brings the energy efficiency community together to discuss the benefits and opportunities for America from energy efficiency.

Here at the Building Technologies Office, we’re celebrating by offering the perspectives of highly regarded colleagues to discuss how our perspectives […]

Marking Energy Efficiency Day

Statement of Steve Nadel, Executive Director of ACEEE, Marking Energy Efficiency Day Today is the second annual Energy Efficiency Day, a time to celebrate the incredible benefits of saving energy. Energy efficiency is the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, lower consumer bills, reduce pollution, and boost community resilience. Plus, it’s an […]

Vital Communities: Energy Efficiency Breakfast for Businesses

Join Vital Communities on Wednesday, October 11, 7:30-9:30 am for the Business Networking Breakfast for Energy Efficiency at AVA Gallery in Lebanon. Vital Communities is partnering with Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and NH Saves to host this free breakfast for New Hampshire businesses seeking to learn about incentives and financing for energy efficiency upgrades. Learn […]

The Second Energy Efficiency Day is Fast Approaching. Here’s what you can do.

By Patrick Kiker, Communications Manager

Looking to get involved in the second annual Energy Efficiency Day on October 5th? Last year’s first-ever national event was a big success, and we welcome your help in expanding the reach of this year’s event. Energy Efficiency Day is a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations that […]

Designing Solar for High Density Areas

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 […]

Utility programs can help low-income customers keep the lights on, but some do better than others

By Ariel Drehobl, Research Analyst, Local Policy As households ramp up air conditioners to stay cool this summer, many will find themselves with higher energy bills. Paying these bills will be easier for some than for others. Low-income households, who spend on average three times more of their income on energy bills than other […]

Community Development Finance Authority Small Business Energy Audit Fund Grants

Low-Cost Energy Audits for Small Businesses Now Available Your small business may be eligible for a low-cost energy audit to help you save money and improve energy efficiency. The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) will cover up to 75% of audit costs for eligible businesses. Applications are now being accepted. To learn more, contact Joe […]

Do Low-flow Showerheads Save Water?

Low flow showerhead. Credit: en.wikibooks.org

by Bill Gauley and John Koeller

Did you know that, on average, people take 0.69 showers per day? Did you know that the average shower lasts 7.8 minutes? Did you know that showering uses a lot of water? Showering currently accounts for almost 20% of all indoor residential water […]

Sequestering Carbon in Buildings

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 […]