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York, Maine Is Ready for Climate Action

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With Help of Energy Coaches

York Ready for Climate Action

Every time we take a hot shower, turn up the thermostat or drive our car, we may feel a pang of guilt, knowing that we are contributing […]

Contractor Spotlight: Net Zero Design, Waterbury Center, VT

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Efficiency Vermont’s Contractor Spotlight

Interview with Jake Visi, Owner

G.E.T. Staff

G.E.T.: How did you get started in this industry?

Jake Visi: In 2008 or 2009, a friend who owned a horticulture company invited me […]

The Ruth Lewin Griffin Place

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LEED Gold Multi-Family Housing for Working People

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

The Ruth Lewin Griffin Place, affectionately known by locals as “Ruth’s Place,” was the vision of its namesake, who recently retired from the Portsmouth Housing Authority […]

Maine Could Tackle the Housing and Climate Crises in Tandem

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Annie Ropeik, Energy News Network

Maine’s deepening housing crisis is colliding with the global climate crisis.

The state’s population is growing faster than its housing supply — and that growth is driven in part by people seeking out temperate […]

Scalable, Affordable Net-Zero Homes

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In the efficiency game, simplicity wins.

Dan Vastyan

To achieve net-zero status, a home must produce as much energy as it consumes, and this is typically via solar or wind.

“Net-zero has been an obtainable goal for decades, but […]

Building America Announces RFP for Community-Based Retrofit Solutions

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building America Program, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) opened a request for proposals (RFP) for multi-disciplinary expert teams to address hard-to-solve technical challenges of decarbonizing the existing U.S. residential housing stock.

“This new generation of Building America industry teams will put building science experts on […]

House Passes Bill to Repeal Onerous Energy Codes Grant Program

On March 30, the House approved the Lower Energy Costs Act (H.R. 1), NAHB-supported legislation that would repeal a section of the Inflation Reduction Act that provides $1 billion to pressure state and local governments to adopt costly and restrictive energy codes.

NAHB also worked to get an amendment added to the legislation that would […]

New Home Buyers Increasingly Claim Energy-Efficient Tax Credits

In recognition of New Homes Month in April, it is important to highlight that taxpayers are taking advantage of new home energy-efficiency related tax credits. A recent Internal Revenue Service data analysis by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) indicates that more than 800,000 taxpayers claimed a new home-related energy-efficiency tax incentive.

“Builders have […]

NH Builder Education Series

The NH Builder Education Series is coming back for 2023! Just like last fall, we will be offering FREE classes all over NH, covering topics like the Residential Building Code, Energy Efficiency, and Business Bootcamp. We will also have on-site trainings, where you will be able to visit homes currently under construction to learn. Official […]

Docks Bruxsel: Europe’s first large shopping centre achieves Carbon Net Zero!

After the considerable efforts that the shopping centre has made in recent years, Docks Bruxsel has received the CO2 neutrality certificate. The shopping centre is continuing this journey with the ambition to further reduce its emissions.

Brussels, 2 March 2023 – Today, Docks Bruxsel announced that it has received the “CO2 neutral – […]