26 Jan '12, 10am

Resilient Design: Emergency Renewable Energy Systems ...: In rural areas, clean-burning wood stoves provide an e...

Resilient Design: Emergency Renewable Energy Systems ...: In rural areas, clean-burning wood stoves provide an e...

House location and design are the starting points in achieving resilience — where the house located, how well it can weather storms and flooding, and how effectively it retains heat and utilizes passive solar for heating and daylighting Use of sunlight for daytime lighting needs. Daylighting strategies include solar orientation of windows as well as the use of skylights, clerestory windows, solar tubes, reflective surfaces, and interior glazing to allow light to move through a structure. . Beyond that, we should look to more active renewable energy systems for backup heat, water heating, and electricity. This week we'll review these options. Wood stoves In rural areas, clean-burning wood stoves provide an easy option for backup heat. With a compact, highly energy-efficient (resilient) home, a single small wood stove can effectively heat the entire house when there is a pow...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/energy-sol...

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buildinggreen.com 24 Jan '12, 9pm

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Smart Grid Initiatives Address Cyber Security, ...

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Jan '12, 3pm

“If renewables are owned by the utility, you’re probably ok, in terms of them being under the utility [security] umbrella....

Smart Grid Initiatives Address Cyber Security, ...

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Jan '12, 3pm

“If renewables are owned by the utility, you’re probably ok, in terms of them being under the utility [security] umbrella....

Dark Clouds Threaten German Clean Energy Ambitions

Dark Clouds Threaten German Clean Energy Ambitions

renewableenergyworld.com 26 Jan '12, 5pm

Over the last few weeks, however, there has been an ominous change in the mainstream German media's tone as the political ...

Renewable Energy Focus - OriginOil and DoE to c...

renewableenergyfocus.com 25 Jan '12, 5pm

"We believe this is a major breakthrough for OriginOil and a major step forward for the algae industry," says Riggs Eckelb...

Energy Solutions: Resilient Design: Natural Cooling

Energy Solutions: Resilient Design: Natural Coo...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 19 Jan '12, 10am

Over the past month and a half, my blogs been focusing on resilient design — which will become all the more important in t...

Next up in my resilient design series: water. Planning for drought and water shortages:

Next up in my resilient design series: water. P...

buildinggreen.com 31 Jan '12, 11pm

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Energy Solutions: Resilient Design: Water in a Drought-Prone Era

Energy Solutions: Resilient Design: Water in a ...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 02 Feb '12, 11am

Periodic drought is something that a significant portion of the U.S. will have to get used to in the coming decades. Clima...

Scotland and Masdar sign clean and renewable en...

renewableenergyfocus.com 24 Jan '12, 1pm

The agreement, which was signed at theWorld Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, last week, focuses on developme...

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purecoffee.blogspot.com 31 Jan '12, 3am

Yes, we're changing up the design. Let us know what you think, as it shall prove to be an ongoing work over the next few w...

Under Pressure: Startup Company Turns Water into Power #hydropower

Under Pressure: Startup Company Turns Water int...

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Jan '12, 10pm

Rentricity was born when Zammataro’s prior company was displaced in the chaos following the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Ove...

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ashrae.org 23 Jan '12, 4am

The ASHRAE Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) are a series of publications designed to provide recommendations for achie...

U.S. Department of Defense Takes Forceful Lead ...

renewableenergyworld.com 26 Jan '12, 10pm

A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows that DoD clean energy investments increased 300 percent between 2006 and...

Renewable Energy Projects On Tribal Lands: A Gr...

environmentalleader.com 24 Jan '12, 4pm

This is no small feat. For decades, tribal communities across the United States have suffered high unemployment, poor soci...

US Department of Defense Takes Forceful Lead as...

renewableenergyworld.com 26 Jan '12, 10pm

A new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows that DoD clean energy investments increased 300 percent between 2006 and...