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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 […]

Improving Sustainable Building Practices with BIM

Rose Morrison

Global warming is no longer something humans can ignore. Rising oceans, temperatures and extreme weather have already negatively affected coastal areas on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and everywhere in between. The time has come to start thinking sustainably for the future.

Building information modeling (BIM) benefits sustainable construction. […]

Book Review: Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average

Bigger Than Tiny, Smaller Than Average by Sheri Koones. Published by Gibbs Smith, Layton, UT, 2022

Reviewed by Janis Petzel, M.D.

When my husband and I decided to build our house in 2013, we loved the idea of a tiny house, for energy efficiency, mindful use of space, and their cuteness. But […]

The Wall Doctor of Vermont Is Moving Forward with Gordon’s Window Decor

Bill and Judy Galdi started the Wall Doctor in 1986 quickly becoming a fixture in the community. Now, after 37 years Bill has decided to retire and has sold the Wall Doctor to Gordon’s Window Décor of Williston, VT to ensure the continuation of service and quality that his customers have come to […]

Building High-performance Homes Through the Winter

Green Energy Times Staff

Building season doesn’t need to stop in the winter. Some high-performance builders know how to keep their work flow moving comfortably forward in the winter for many reasons. We asked some in our area how they do it. Here is what we learned.

Panels in a climate controlled warehouse. […]

Hazards from Using Natural Gas in your Home

Cookstoves, Heat, Hot Water and Pipelines

It is estimated that up to 1.3% of the gas used in stoves leaks into the atmosphere. This seems trivial, but since there are more than 40 million gas stoves in the U.S., the emissions have about the same climate change effect as the carbon dioxide from […]

The Putney School Is at It Again!

The front page of Green Energy Times, May 2010, featured the Net-zero Putney Fieldhouse. Read this edition HERE.

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

Twelve years ago, Green Energy Times (May 4, 2010) reported on an innovative building project in southern Vermont at The Putney School, a private residential high school. They built […]