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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The Problem: The majority of new homes are still built in the old ways, to outdated building code standards at best, and using “same-old, same-old” materials and techniques.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 […]

Protecting Affordable Housing While Lowering Energy Bills

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


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 ( 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 […]

Free Virtual Seminar—High-Performance Home: Energy Efficiency is Only a Good Start

Free Virtual Seminar High-Performance Home: Energy Efficiency is Only a Good Start

In this virtual seminar, green building pioneer Sam Rashkin, former Chief Architect at the Department of Energy and considered the father of ENERGY STAR, will explore how you can optimize sustainable design, building science, and construction best practices as […]

Seeking nominations for award-worthy energy efficiency programs

Does your organization operate an exemplary energy efficiency program? Do you know of an energy efficiency program that has achieved high participation rates, utility bill savings, better indoor air quality, job creation, or additional benefits? Do you believe this exemplary program deserves an award that can inspire other programs to replicate its success?


Webinar: Doubling the Pace of Energy Efficiency Progress

Doubling the Pace of Energy Efficiency Progress Thursday, February 29, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

At COP28, 132 nations, including the United States, committed to working together to make energy efficiency the “first fuel” and double the rate of energy efficiency improvements. But what will it take to actually go from 2% annual energy […]

UltraTech Lighting – Magnetic Induction Solutions

Snow-Bright in action. (Ultra-Tech Lighting)

George Harvey

We read by lights and we work by lights, but we also have special lights for other purposes. There are special lights for refrigerators and ovens. We have lights to control bugs on our lawns, so we can sit under them on summer evenings. […]

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 […]