01 Aug '12, 8pm

Retrofit Turns Energy-Guzzling Home into Energy Producer: A Massachusetts renovation is the eig...

Retrofit Turns Energy-Guzzling Home into Energy Producer: A Massachusetts renovation is the eig...

Not every high-performance remodel meets the requirements of the 1,000 Home Challenge, which calls for drastic reductions in the energy use of existing housing stock through a combination of efficiency upgrades, behavioral choices, renewables, and community solutions. In fact, many builders and homeowners are surprised when their projects come up short. “These houses have to demonstrate performance that is beyond what most people have thought of as readily obtainable,” says director Linda Wigington, who encourages applicants to try again (and again) with solutions that lead to meeting the Challenge. There are currently more than 100 projects working toward meeting the program's requirements. The free, pilot initiative is based on measured—not modeled—performance, and was designed to help remodelers and homeowners think beyond traditional weatherization strategies. “Lots of...

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Retrofit for homes | UK Green Building Council

ukgbc.org 27 Jul '12, 8am

The current Government’s flagship policy to tackle home energy efficiency is the Green Deal . Due to launch in the autumn ...

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greenhomebuilding.com 03 Aug '12, 7pm

"Natural building" has become a catch phrase for a variety of building techniques that generally employ unprocessed natura...

Inspiring Ideas: A new “urban” hotel and self-sufficient single-family home demonstrate how bui...

Inspiring Ideas: A new “urban” hotel and self-s...

ecohomemagazine.com 31 Jul '12, 5pm

Meanwhile, the Nissan Leaf, a 100% electric car, provides not just transportation but also a measure of energy for the hou...

Seven Days of Solar 7-15-12 | Green Energy News...

green-energy-news.com 30 Jul '12, 12am

July 29 , 2012 – Vol.17 No.20 SEVEN DAYS OF SOLAR 7-15-12 In the list of U.S. solar projects (below) is the 6 MW (dc) Keys...

Home Energy intern talks with Berkeley High Sch...

homeenergy.org 09 Aug '12, 8pm

Berkeley High School's Green Academy teaches youth the importance of preserving our planet. Hello readers! My Name is Toni...

What do you get when you cross a DER with a Victorian home? #green #retrofit

What do you get when you cross a DER with a Vic...

homeenergy.org 08 Aug '12, 8pm

Six months later, the renovation of the Hovises’ home was nearly complete. It was not without a host of challenges, howeve...

Cellulosic sugar producer Sweetwater Energy clo...

greencarcongress.com 29 Jul '12, 12pm

Cellulosic sugar producer Sweetwater Energy closes $9M Series A round 29 July 2012 Cellulosic sugar manufacturer Sweetwate...

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eco-structure.com 01 Aug '12, 5pm

Starbucks stores nationwide often compete to see which bricks-and-mortar can sell the most seasonal drinks. (Pumpkin Spice...

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Not a Myth: Success of #Solar Creates Green Jobs!

renewableenergyworld.com 30 Jul '12, 8pm

SolarCity grew from 10 to 100 employees in its Maryland operations center in the past 18 months. It has provided solar ene...

OCI secures 400MW solar energy agreement in Tex...

renewableenergyfocus.com 31 Jul '12, 9am

CPS Energy President and CEO Doyle Beneby inked the manufacturing-to-generation contract with Tony Dorazio, president of O...

Alternative energy and a tight envelope earn th...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 02 Aug '12, 3pm

SIPs and ICFs forged a tight envelope The structural insulated panel (SIP) walls and roof, and the insulated concrete-form...