What green building techniques and design options make sense? Which ones save you, the homeowner, a few greenbacks in the long-term? Here I’ll share my experience with energy efficiency choices while building a two-story, 40 ft. by 20 ft. home addition. But before I jump into the details, I’d like to tell you I opted […]
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Task Force Focuses on Green Jobs as a Pathway to a Strong Middle Class The White House Task Force on Middle Class Families, led by Vice President Joe Biden, held its inaugural meeting on February 27 in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. The Task Force has a simple mandate: to find, highlight and implement […]
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a sustainable, prosperous future for communities worldwide. To help spread the word, they have launched the Living Standard campaign. The campaign seeks to expand the conversation around sustainability well beyond the green building community to a broader population. Also, the Living Standard campaign aims to […]
Nest, the company that makes what they claim to be the “next generation thermostat” is facing a few challenges. Out-dated HVAC systems, Wifi connectivity, and vocal, unhappy customers during a national cold spell are in the forefront in today’s news. TechCrunch discusses the situation on a recent blog post here. You can learn more about the […]
How does a fuel cell work? See the list of resources below; energy tax incentives are also included. But first, I recently came across ClearEdge Power, a company that provides fuel cell-based energy systems (hot water, electricity) for both commercial and residential facilities. The concept is interesting. Here’s a brief excerpt from their website about […]
Borrego Solar and Greenwood Energy Complete Ithaca College Solar Array Given solar energy is now competitive with fossil fuels, you’ll see more press releases from universities, corporations and residential developers in 2017. It is my expectation that the growth of solar energy will be substantial in 2017 and beyond. Below is an excerpt of a PRWEB […]
Helpful Tips and General Guide to Buying an Energy Efficient Water Heater Energy efficiency has come a long way with respect to water heaters.
Geothermal heating and cooling uses the relatively constant temperature of the earth below the ground to heat and cool…
We tend to either love or hate the current healthcare industry. Rising insurance costs and outrageous healthcare bills upset us all. But, it appears the industry leaders are taking energy management seriously. According to a recent survey, energy management is more important to healthcare leaders than to executives in other industry sectors. According to new […]
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) operate on battery or a gas engine – more on PHEVs.
ACEEE Champion of Energy Efficiency Awards