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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The River Clyde will be used as the source of heat. Image: Thinkstock.
By George Harvey
One of Scotland’s greatest cities, Glasgow, sits on the banks of the River Clyde. Its situation on that river is a resource that Star Renewable Energy (SRE) is taking advantage of to provide district heating.
SRE is […]