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Path to Zero: Tips for building net-zero energy homes

Path to Zero: Tips for building net-zero energy homes

Features
November 18, 2012

Building scientists and leading home builders offer tips and techniques for designing and building 'market-rate' net-zero energy homes.

Addison Homes, EarthCraft Gold Award, South Carolina, Energy Star

Addison Homes, EarthCraft Gold Award, South Carolina, Energy Star

News
November 07, 2012

South Carolina-based builder Addison Homes received an EarthCraft House Gold Project of the Year Award during last week’s EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence in Atlanta.

Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research

Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environ

Features
November 02, 2012

Representatives of federal government agencies, states, municipalities, research centers, professional associations, and environmental groups met recently at the White House to discuss ways to promote green infrastructure solutions for addressing stormwater issues.

Features
November 06, 2012

Passive House experts share tips on improving energy performance without having to meet the standard.

News
October 15, 2012

Oak Ridge National Laboratory released findings from field tests of a roof and attic system that aims to improve the energy efficiency of residential buildings.

News
October 15, 2012

Monterey County, Calif. is poised to adopt an ordinance to amend the county building code to include “requirements and incentives for incorporating ‘green’ building principles and practices into new development in the unincorporated area” of the county.

News
October 15, 2012

The borough of Bloomingdale, N.J., recently adopted regulations for solar-energy and wind energy systems. The ordinance prohibits the installation of wind turbines on residential property.

News
September 17, 2012

Wyandotte, Mich. is generating 30% of its energy from renewable sources such as solar power and geothermal energy. A program that gives incentives to homeowners who use renewable power sources has spurred the green movement in the community.

sustainable house denmark

sustainable house denmark

News
September 17, 2012

A sustainable wood home in Denmark was built in just six weeks after its parts were produced using a rapid-prototyping machine.

photovoltaic roofing contest sunshot energy department

photovoltaic roofing contest sunshot energy department

News
September 13, 2012

The Energy Department announced a new competition in conjunction with its SunShot Initiative. The initiative’s goal is to make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy without subsidy by the end of the decade.

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