The Darling Inn received comprehensive energy upgrades. Photo: Craig Simmons.
By Zoe Dawson
Commons Energy offers a comprehensive approach to reducing energy and water use for owners of buildings that serve a public purpose. These buildings include multifamily affordable housing, schools, health care facilities, houses of worship, community centers, and municipal buildings. […]
Green Lease Leaders Program Is Advancing Rapidly
Better Buildings Alliance technology and market campaigns show-off indoor lighting technology upgrades and green leasing best practices.
The Energy Department recently announced the results of this year’s Better Buildings Alliance technology and market campaigns. Through partnerships with public and private sector organizations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) […]
By N.R. Mallery
City of Montpelier, VT participates in Billion Dollar Green Challenge with a $30,000 Net Zero Revolving Loan Fund. Photo from greenbillion.org/participant/montpelier/
The Billion Dollar Green Challenge is transforming energy efficiency upgrades from perceived expenses to high-return investment opportunities.
The Billion Dollar Green Challenge (The Challenge) encourages colleges, universities, and other […]
North Lennox in the Inspire Space. Photo courtesy of GMP
By George Harvey
Last spring, North Lennox was working on starting a business in Brooklyn, New York, with a goal of fostering the transition to sustainable homes. These, he reasoned, would ultimately be net-zero energy consumers.
There was a […]
Mt. Washington Valley Habitat for Humanity exceeds standard energy efficiency codes
Evan, Oaken (the little guy) and Deni Shangraw, with Marianne Jackson, Habitat for Humanity board member, right, on the day the family received the keys from Habitat. Courtesy photo.
By Marianne Jackson and Dick Ficke
After a year of planning and building, […]
From Green Builder Media
The connection between codes and the climate may, at first blush, seem indirect. However, the two are intricately connected. Codes are designed to make homes and buildings stronger, safer, healthier, and more durable. They’re designed to improve performance and energy savings. And in so doing, codes play […]
By Sarah Brock, Vital Communities
Remember Solarize Upper Valley? Two years, 24 towns, dozens of volunteers, and over 370 new solar homes. The last round of Solarize ended in late 2015. Now Vital Communities is back with Weatherize Upper Valley, kicking off in 14 Vermont towns this January.
Home energy efficiency projects are the best […]
With New Dining Commons
The spacious new net-zero ready Brown Dining Commons on the campus of Proctor Academy in Andover, NH. Photo courtesy Proctor Academy
By Hope O’Shaughnessy
Proctor Academy, an independent day and boarding school located in Andover, New Hampshire, added another milestone to their long history of environmental stewardship. They recently […]
Lessons from Marrakech: It’s Time to Invest in Cities
Mulan Wind Farm, Heilongiang, China. Credit: © Land Rover Our Planet | Flickr.com
By Carl Pope
Despite the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, we no longer live in an era of climate doom and gloom. While 2016 will set yet another record […]
It is time for everyone to do their part and help lift the earth to greatness. Photo: http://trogdonstoutwhs.wikispaces.com/
By Dr. Alan K. Betts
The day after the election was dreary, but the vegetable garden was still vibrant. My cover crop of rye grass was growing well, and I had spread crushed leaves in […]