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A New Fire Station Addresses Cost and Sustainability

A new fire station in Norfolk, MA was designed with sustainability in the forefront. (Dore + Whittier Architects)

Barbara Whitchurch

At Efficiency VT’s annual Better Building by Design conference in Burlington this April, a session titled “Cost: No Obstacle to Sustainability” caught my attention (mostly because cost is the first question […]

Eversource and Margaritas – A Case Study in Energy Efficiency

The Nashua, NH Margaritas Restaurant utilizes the NHSaves® program to save energy and money. (Courtesy photo)

Eversource Staff

Margaritas is a Mexican restaurant chain with company-owned locations in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, along with franchises in Maine, New

Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The restaurants are inspired by central Mexico and […]

Housing 2.0 – Steps in the Right Direction

Greg Whitchurch

The Problem: The majority of new homes are still built in the old ways, to outdated building code standards at best, and using “same-old, same-old” materials and techniques. How can we entice designers and builders to “up their game” and approach better efficiency standards without scaring them away with expensive and […]

Boston Hosts the World’s Tallest Passive House

What Lessons Can Your Home Design Take From the Winthrop Center?

Winthrop Center, on right. (Winthrop Center)

Greg and Barb Whitchurch

The Winthrop Center in Boston (www.WinthropCenter.com/) is the tallest and largest office building in the world to earn Passive House certification. Located near Faneuil […]

Protecting Affordable Housing While Lowering Energy Bills

Multi-unit apartment house in Burlington, VT (Don Shall/Flickr)

ACEEE

ACEEE’s Energy Equity for Renters initiative is providing ten local governments and community-based organizations with no-cost technical assistance to improve energy efficiency in rental homes while also preserving or expanding affordable housing.

Energy Equity for Renters will work with these […]

Cold Cash: Energy Efficiency Pays Off for Patch’s Market

Ron Patch, owner of Patch’s Market & Deli. (NHEC)

New Hampshire Electric Co-op

Ron Patch knows all about the cost of doing business these days. As the owner of Patch’s Market & Deli in Glen, NH, he’s seen his costs go up on everything from the gas at the pumps to […]

Efficiency Vermont’s Contractor Spotlight: Sisler Builders, Stowe, VT

The Sisler Builders team. (Courtesy photos)

Interview with Steve Sisler, Founder and CEO

Interview by Michael J. Daley

Steve Sisler began his company in 1983 after earning his degree in industrial economics from Union College in Schenectady, NY. For the past 40 years, he and his crews and teams of subcontractors […]

Boston Hosts the World’s Tallest Passive House

What Lessons Can Your Home Design Take From the Winthrop Center?

Winthrop Center, on right. (Winthrop Center)

Greg and Barb Whitchurch

The Winthrop Center in Boston (www.WinthropCenter.com/) is the tallest and largest office building in the world to earn Passive House certification. Located near Faneuil Hall in Boston’s historic district, it also […]

Meriden, NH’s New Library Showcases an Energy Efficient Building Design

Meriden, NH’s New Library Showcases an Energy Efficient Building Design

G.E.T. staff

The construction of the Meriden, New Hampshire library on 22 Bean Road presented an ideal opportunity for energy-efficient new construction through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative- funded NHSaves Municipal Program and partner utility Liberty. The project included demolition of the 1965 building […]

Clearing Up the Gray Areas

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How Envelope Remote Conditions Monitoring (ERCM) can influence modern building practices

A sample graph of results from an Envelope Remote Conditions Monitoring system (photo: www.OmniSense.com)

Nate Gusakov

A large part of modern high-performance building design and […]