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Do Low-flow Showerheads Save Water?

Low flow showerhead. Credit: en.wikibooks.org

by Bill Gauley and John Koeller

Did you know that, on average, people take 0.69 showers per day? Did you know that the average shower lasts 7.8 minutes? Did you know that showering uses a lot of water? Showering currently accounts for almost 20% of all indoor residential […]

The Framework Building

Rendering of the Framework Building. Courtesy image: Lever Architecture.

By George Harvey

Officials in Portland Oregon have approved what will be the tallest wooden building in the United States. The Framework building will have eleven stories.

Michael Green, an architect in Vancouver who has been pushing wooden construction for years, […]

Sequestering Carbon in Buildings

Many locally-sourced wood and other fiber materials were used to build this high-performance home. Builder: New Frameworks. Photo credit: Studio SB Photography, 2016.

By Ace McArleton

“The built environment can switch from being a problem to being a solution.” Bruce King, The New Carbon Architecture (anticipated fall 2017).

Folks, let me introduce you […]

Saving 79% in Existing Homes

Vermont’s Zero Energy Now Program

Vermont homeowners were offered a unique opportunity in 2016 to participate in a new program to save significant fossil fuels in existing homes, and the results are impressive; an average savings of 79% per home! This deep level of total energy savings was achieved through a comprehensive combination of home […]

Vermont Farm Cuts Fossil Fuel Use with Zero Energy Now

Zero Energy Now Participating Home in East Saint Johnsbury, Vermont

When the owners of a vegetable farm in East St. Johnsbury, Vt. wanted to reduce their use of fossil fuel, they turned to the Zero Energy Now program for help. Through Zero Energy Now they found a certified energy contractor (CEC) who put […]

Zero Energy Home Builders in New Hampshire

Demonstrate Mastery in Construction and Efficiency

A BrightBuilt Home in Meriden, NH. This zero energy home was built by RH Irving. This south-facing side features Logic windows and doors and a solar array installed by Norwich Solar Technologies;

by Chris Gillespie

If you live in or near New Hampshire and are […]

Vermont Climate Change News: Trump, Ticks, and Wind

by Kirsti Blow, Center for Research on Vermont

June has thus far been a step backward for the nation—and for Vermont—in terms of combatting climate change.

President Trump announced on the first of the month that he plans to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the pact signed in 2015 by 195 nations […]

Clarity and Courage Are Needed Now

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

After a cool March, the daffodils and forsythia bloomed relatively late around mid-April. But the maple trees bloomed early and leaf-out started in late-April, as if they were unaware of the cool temperatures in March. A long period of unusually cool, cloudy, wet weather with very slowly moving jet stream […]

Drawdown

The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming

Review by Nancy Rae Mallery, Publisher, Green Energy Times

Most of us realize that we are facing the greatest challenge humanity has ever had to deal with. It is climate change.

It is a scientifically proven fact that the world […]

Climate of Hope

How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Michael Bloomberg speaking with Elon Musk at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders. All images courtesy of St. Martin’s Press

Edited by Paul Hawken, Penguin Books, 2017, 240 pages, $22.00

Book review by N. R. Mallery

This is the second book […]