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Solar

How One Fintech Entrepreneur Is Working to Make Solar Affordable for Every Household

With the help of his solar loan fintech company, GoodLeap, Hayes Barnard is hoping to finance solar installations for a growing number of households across the U.S.

Resilient Construction

How One Oregon Town Is Building Back Greener After a Devastating Wildfire

As it recovers from a destructive wildfire, the small town of Talent, Oregon is employing the help of the Energy Trust nonprofit to build resilient and energy efficient new homes

HVAC

This Texas Housing Development Is Home to the Largest-Ever Geothermal Grid

Once completed, the Whisper Valley community outside of Austin, Texas will use a geothermal grid to provide heating and cooling to 7,500 households

Energy Efficiency

These Canadian Apartments Guarantee Affordability Thanks to Passive House Design

The buildings' efficient design minimizes energy output and cuts down operating costs, opening up affordable units to the city’s most vulnerable residents

Government + Policy

Schumer, Manchin Introduce Bill to Fund and Incentivize Energy-Efficient Construction

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Joe Manchin recently introduced a bill that will provide over $800 million to HUD to improve energy efficiency for affordable housing—here's how that helps and hurts home builders

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficient Homes Don’t Have to Sacrifice Creature Comforts

Net zero residential construction is evolving to prioritize not just energy efficiency, but also design and livability

Prefab + Panelization

This Bill Gates-Funded Startup Is Building Net-Zero Prefabricated Housing

Prefab startup Vantem is building net-zero homes from highly efficient tiles that cut energy consumption and cost for homeowners

Energy Efficiency

Energy Retrofits Offer a Practical Way for the Remodeling Sector to Practice Sustainability

Energy retrofits for existing homes are increasingly attainable, but their implementation relies on a fragmented and slightly antiquated remodeling sector

NAHB

2024 International Energy Conservation Code Will Use a New Development Process

NAHB Policy Briefing: New procedure for developing the 2024 IECC; construction job openings, hiring, and layoffs data

High-Performance Homes

Desert Comfort: Innovative Measures Against the Elements

The net-zero energy Desert Comfort Experience Home combines multiple solutions to protect the house from its extreme climate conditions

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