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Efficiency Vermont’s EEN Contractor Spotlight

Montpelier Construction of Barre, VT Interview with Malcolm Gray, Founding Partner

Malcolm Gray, Founding Partner of Montpelier Construction located in Barre, Vermont. Courtesy photo

Green Energy Times staff

What is your area of expertise? I’ve been building energy-efficient homes since the late 1970s. The definition of energy efficient has been a moving target […]

A Bunch of B.S. (Building Science, of course!)

Up on The Roof

Nate Gusakov

The toolkit of an energy auditor is a fascinating collection of building science technology: infrared cameras, Wi-Fi-enabled digital manometers, blower doors, fog machines and combustion analyzer. It’s a lot of cool technology. Most of it runs on batteries or needs periodic calibration or has sensors that fail or software […]

A Question of Windows

The outer envelope upgrade was well underway during the summer, with taped Kohltech windows and Huber Zip System sheathing. All photos courtesy of H. Sloane Mayor.

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

Windows. Light. Views. A contrasting relief to the inside of our homes. Also, an added expense, a challenge to keeping the inside temperatures […]

We are at a Climate Crossroads of Opportunity

A glimpse of the light: Pittsford, Vermont, December 1, 2020. Photo credit: Alan Betts.

Alan Betts

We are at a climate crossroads. This is a time of real opportunity, when we can let go of the past, and do what needs to be done to deal with the climate, sustainability and extinction […]

Climate Refugees and Regional Sustainability

Wolfger Schneider

In the fall 2020 issue of Green Energy Times, John Bos familiarized the readership with “climigration” and the ever-increasing rate at which climate refugees in New England (NE) are seeking new safe havens. At our co-housing community in Vermont, we have seen a ten-fold increase in real estate requests within the last year […]

Exxon Carbon Emissions and Climate: Leaked Plans Reveal Rising CO₂ Output

ExxonMobil oil refinery in Louisiana. Photo by WClarke, Wikimedia Commons. CC-BY-SA 4.0 http://bit.ly/38OKcvg

George Harvey

In 1999, Exxon and Mobil merged to form ExxonMobil. The company, often still referred to as Exxon, has a history of scandals whose origins go back to the 1970s or earlier.

In October, 2020, yet another Exxon came […]

Two Lights at the End of a Tunnel

John Bos

In a startling Tweet that went viral, Jodi Doering, RN, a nurse in South Dakota, described caring for Covid-19 deniers, patients who believed the coronavirus was a hoax. During a rare night off, she lamented on Twitter, “I can’t help but think of the Covid-19 patients the last few days. The ones that […]

OpenSash: Retrofitting Existing Windows for the Many Since 2010

: Glazing a window at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2014. Photo: Jeb Wallace-Brodeur.

Christopher Pratt

I began repairing windows in Portland Oregon in 2007. It was good work, but climate change was steering people toward energy efficient replacement windows that didn’t require storm windows. I was about to […]

The Great Indoors: Creating a More Healthful and Safer Built Environment

Reprinted with permission from Steven Winter Associates, Inc. April 16, 2020 blog at http://bit.ly/SWA_GreatIndoors

Steve Winter Associates Team – Jayd Alvarez, Thomas Moore, Lauren Hildebrand, Maureen Mahle, and Peter Stratton

Ventilation on a rooftop. All images courtesy of Steven Winter Associates

As humans, we spend a lot of time indoors. Studies by the […]

Wright Builders, Inc. Develops EarthKind Homes

High-efficiency standards with low-embodied carbon for safe, healthy living with comfort in mind

George Harvey

There are a lot of labels used to describe the energy efficiency of buildings. We can start a list with LEED-certified, net-zero, net-zero ready, and HERS index, and add more to it. It is confusing, and if […]