Energy efficiency


Three scalable solutions for enclosure offer options for efficiency 

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August 17, 2016

The DOE is implementing the Buildings-to-Grid Program on a national level.

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August 16, 2016

Utility bills are a major household expense, costing more than $2,500 for the typical American family.

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August 11, 2016

Buyers understand the benefits of solar power but don't know the upsides of leasing the equipment versus buying it.

August 10, 2016

Individual rooftop installations just can't compare to larger solar systems that sell electricity directly to utilities.

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August 10, 2016

Homeowners want to save energy by better insulating their homes, and installing more efficient windows and doors, but can be dismayed by intensive, expensive projects.

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July 11, 2016

The new standards are expected to increasing efficiency by about 10 percent on average and save 500 million kilowatt-hours annually.

Homeowners continue to be willing to pay more for green features—up to a point

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June 09, 2016

Of the 150 homebuyers surveyed by NAHB, 90% said Energy Star appliances were essential or desirable.

Rooftop Solar Required in Santa Monica
June 06, 2016

A new city ordinance makes solar systems mandatory for commercial and residential construction. Builders might oppose another regulation, though.

Delivering High Performance to Entry-Level Buyers

Sunroc Builders' Bates Avenue house in Lakeland, Fla.

May 07, 2016

Three award winners show that building energy-efficient starter homes can win hearts and minds—and generate profits.


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