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York, Maine Is Ready for Climate Action

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With Help of Energy Coaches

York Ready for Climate Action

Every time we take a hot shower, turn up the thermostat or drive our car, we may feel a pang of guilt, knowing that we are contributing […]

Contractor Spotlight: Net Zero Design, Waterbury Center, VT

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Efficiency Vermont’s Contractor Spotlight

Interview with Jake Visi, Owner

G.E.T. Staff

G.E.T.: How did you get started in this industry?

Jake Visi: In 2008 or 2009, a friend who owned a horticulture company invited me […]

The Ruth Lewin Griffin Place

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LEED Gold Multi-Family Housing for Working People

Barb and Greg Whitchurch

The Ruth Lewin Griffin Place, affectionately known by locals as “Ruth’s Place,” was the vision of its namesake, who recently retired from the Portsmouth Housing Authority […]

Maine Could Tackle the Housing and Climate Crises in Tandem

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Annie Ropeik, Energy News Network

Maine’s deepening housing crisis is colliding with the global climate crisis.

The state’s population is growing faster than its housing supply — and that growth is driven in part by people seeking out temperate […]

Scalable, Affordable Net-Zero Homes

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In the efficiency game, simplicity wins.

Dan Vastyan

To achieve net-zero status, a home must produce as much energy as it consumes, and this is typically via solar or wind.

“Net-zero has been an obtainable goal for decades, but […]

Energy Justice Takes Center Stage as Thousands of Home Performance Professionals Gather in Nashville, TN

Home and building performance professionals gather in person for the industry’s premier networking conference and trade show.

Why: Now more than ever, energy and health are top of mind for everyone—and home and building industry professionals are poised to make a huge difference in both areas. The Building Performance Association (BPA) mission is to advance […]

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 […]

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

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 […]