27 Jul '13, 12am

Energy positive town homes in Boston inspired by our building practices via @GBAdvisor

In March 2011, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced the E+ Green Building Demonstration Program , an initiative he and other city officials hoped would advance a new wave of "ultra efficient" urban housing. Houses would meet LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. -Platinum requirements and go beyond mere net-zero energy Producing as much energy on an annual basis as one consumes on site, usually with renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics or small-scale wind turbines. performance to become “energy positive.” That is, they would produce more energy than they consumed. Menino called it housing’s "next frontier." Menino started by offe...

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