28 Sep '11, 3pm

MT @ecohomemagazine: Roundup of green bldg news incl. growth of Passive House movement + Energy Star’s 25% market share:

MT @ecohomemagazine: Roundup of green bldg news incl. growth of Passive House movement + Energy Star’s 25% market share:

Passive House Movement Gains Momentum Amid Controversy The construction technique continues to gain ground as the Passive House Institute US aims to establish its own certification standard and start to build an industry around it in the U.S. despite its recent rift with the Germany-based Passivhaus Institut. (Sustainable Business Oregon) Energy Star Homes Market Share Reaches 25% One-fourth of all single-family homes built in the U.S. last year earned the EPA’s Energy Star certification, up from 21% in 2009. (Energy Boom) New Polls Show Strong Support for Efficiency Standards The studies found that voters in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Maine strongly support government action to help individuals and businesses become more energy efficient and setting minimum efficiency standards for household products, such as light bulbs, refrigerators, and other appliances. (Switchboa...

Full article: http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/news/2011/09-september/the...

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