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SUPERhouse! the story of buildings and energy

A film by J.D. Wager, New Society Publishers, 60 Minutes

Review by Thaddeus Rumple

SUPERhouse! sets aside the old dictum that form follows function. Part of the reason buildings look as they do is based a direct relationship between form and energy. People will waste energy if it is too inexpensive to consider, regardless of […]

David Blittersdorf’s View from the Top

Running the Numbers: A Call for Energy Literacy

Energy is the defining issue of our time, and numbers and data form the backbone of discussions about energy. The problem with this is that there are serious flaws with energy literacy in America. Mathematics and statistics are often misunderstood, and can be easily twisted […]

Every Fifteen Minutes a Species Dies


By George Harvey

As scary as climate change is, there is one thing about it in which I have a great deal of confidence. We will stop it. Even our current technologies are sufficient to do the job. Renewable power sources that we have already developed can easily generate many times the amount […]

The Global Warming Cause

Is it from natural forces or is it man-made?

by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss

Given the preponderance of data showing rising temperatures around the globe in recent decades—along with the increasing frequency of extreme weather events—it’s hard to believe there are still any climate change deniers. But a recent survey by […]

You CAN Save $1,000 on Heating

By Mary Lamson

“You have to spend money to make money,” or so the old adage says.

In terms of energy efficiency, investing in the home—insulation, efficient heating systems, heat pumps and renewables—is a sure way to make money.

Many energy improvements pay for themselves in five years, typically. After five years the investment earns […]

Weatherization in New Hampshire – Easy and Affordable

By Melissa Elander, J. Myers Builders, Inc.

New Hampshire homeowners may qualify for a 50% incentive, up to $4,000, to help pay for energy efficiency improvements including lighting upgrades, water conservation measures, air sealing, and insulation through the Home Performance with Energy Star program. Homeowners can find out more about the Home Performance with Energy […]

Nadav Malin’s Top Three Reasons to Get Yourself to BuildingEnergy ’15

NESEA as an organization and the annual BuildingEnergy conference in particular have been touchstones throughout my 24-year career at BuildingGreen. I’m already getting excited about the upcoming BuildingEnergy conference in Boston, March 3 to 5, 2015. Info and registration are online at:

Here are my top three reasons:

1. New partnerships between NESEA and […]

Look Out for Vermont Sap Suckers!

Photos courtesy of Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery

By N. R. Mallery

For those of us that tap our trees in late winter to early spring, the sweet taste of that first flowing sap is a long awaited treat. If you have ever sipped or sucked on the fresh sap directly […]

The High Mowing School in Wilton, NH is Now Heated with Biomass!

By Jim VanValkenburg

High Mowing School had a strong desire to eliminate its use of fossil fuels by switching to a local green fuel. However their dream of installing biomass boilers would take a big investment with lots of ongoing maintenance. Then Xylogen, a Keene-based company, gave them an exciting “turn-key” proposal. Opportunity […]

Burn Pellets without Electricity

By Pablo Fleischmann, owner of GEO

The Wiseway gravity-feed pellet stove

The Wiseway gravity-feed pellet stove is a wonderful new invention which burns pellets without requiring electricity. Many people who have been shied away from a conventional pellet stove’s dependency on electricity are finding these to be great alternatives. The stove will […]