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Interview: Efficiency Vermont’s Efficiency Excellence Network Program Manager

Allison Fode, Efficiency Vermont

Green Energy Times Staff

Efficiency Vermont has a program that anyone looking for serious work on a building should know about. It is the Efficiency Exellence Network (EEN) program. Professionals associated with it are required to keep updated on the latest technology in their fields. Its […]

Cold Weather Reminders

Family game time in a safe, warm home. Wikimedia Commons

Michael Canavan

‘Tis the time of year to get ready for the colder weather, and what better way than to inspect the areas of your home that allow cold air and drafts to enter. As a home inspector, I look at the conditions of […]

Do-It-Yourself Energy Up grades: Windows

Dave Keefe

We expect our windows to be easy to open and close, to let the sun in, and to be invisible. But they also need to keep out the wind and cold.

Pully seals, side-mount sash lock

If you have older windows, you’ve probably thought about replacing them. It can lower your heating […]

My Zero Energy Retrofit Beats My 401(k)

A DIYer Project

Our new wood-framed triple-glazed windows have almost eight times the insulation of the old single-glazed ones and have transformed the look and feel of our living room. Courtesy photo.

David Green

I own a 5,400 square foot home built in the 1970s. I did a deep-energy retrofit and successfully achieved my […]

Burlington Mayor Weinberger Proposes Carbon Fee to VT Legislature

Mayor Miro Weinberger speaks at the REV 2019 Conference. Photo: Barb and Greg Whitchurch.

Barbara Whitchurch

In a press conference held during the final day of the Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) (https://www.revermont.org/) conference in October, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced that he will ask the Vermont Legislature to levy a carbon pollution fee on […]

The Global Rebellion is Underway

Extinction Rebellion: London, October 10, 2019

Alan Betts

At the end of September, seven million people, mostly youth around the world, joined with Greta Thunberg in a global climate strike to protest the fact that our industrial societies intend to sacrifice our children to protect the present economic system, and especially the profits of […]

IPCC Reports on Oceans and Cryosphere

Watching the Permafrost Thaw; Man Heats Ocean First

A collapsed block of ice-rich permafrost along Drew Point, Alaska. See more at (on.doi.gov/arctic-coastal). Credit: U.S. Geological Survey.

J.D. Kaplan

In the last issue of G.E.T., I took it upon myself to profile the latest report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), […]

Where is the Fire Department?

It is often very difficult to make up one’s mind. The difficulty may be due to the complexities of the issues involved, or to the limited number of facts available for consideration, or certain fears that overshadow the horizon, or a general habit of indecision that has developed over the years… Of course, […]

New England Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Pro Tour Burlington, VT

A Vermod Zero- Energy Modular (ZEM) small, traveling model home. It is all-electric with a super-insulated air-tight envelope, battery storage, and environmentally preferable and healthy finishes. Photo: Barb and Greg Whitchurch.

Barbara Whitchurch

NESEA Pro Tour – it sounds like a golf tournament, but it’s actually an ongoing series of tours of residential and […]

Wood Heat is Essential to Carbon Drawdown

Jeff Rubin

In order to avoid the worst effects of climate change, we need to do two things: reduce pollution from heating our buildings and maximize carbon sequestration in forests.

Part one: Reducing heating pollution

Most heating pollution comes from America’s older, less efficient buildings built before 1980 and heated with central […]