November 13, 2017

Don’t Repair, Replace! Bring Zero Energy Homes to Those Who Need them Most

At some point, homes can become too broken to fix. Instead of pumping public funds into lost causes, combine existing funding sources to provide new homes that are safe, healthy and dignified for a longer-term, smarter solution.
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November 7, 2017

Launching California’s Largest Zero Energy Community

With the recent opening of their EnVision community in Loma Vista, California, De Young Properties offers customers zero energy ready homes that are also healthy and comfortable. Brandon De Young explains the company’s motivation and philosophy in this exclusive Zero Energy Project interview.
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October 19, 2017

Use Your Consumer Power to Lift the Zero Energy Homes Market

Builders say they will build what people want. Real estate professionals say they help people find the house that’s right for them. Overwhelmingly, home buyers say they want high-efficiency, healthy homes. So why is the market share of these homes so low? The obvious disconnect between the demand and the supply can only be corrected if consumers use their influence to move the market. Here’s how...
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October 19, 2017

Retrofit for Energy Efficiency

There are many opportunities to improve the energy performance of existing homes. Finding a good home performance contractor is the key. Sara Holman of GreenSavers shares why.
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September 20, 2017

Ted Clifton on Zero Energy Plans and the Future of Zero Energy Homes

Learn how a pioneer of zero energy home design and construction has built his business on high-performance homes. Ted discusses his innovative approaches and the key to his success.
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August 24, 2017

How to Scale Home Energy Financing Products

Saving energy saves money, but sometimes financing can be challenging. This report from Rocky Mountain Institute identifies the main barriers for lending options on energy efficiency and how to overcome them.
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August 17, 2017

Viva Green Homes is Revolutionizing the Green Real Estate Market

Online real estate listing offer a huge opportunity for buyers and sellers of zero energy homes.
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July 26, 2017

New Report Shows Big Jump in Net-Zero Energy Homes

Zero energy buildings are no longer a niche market according to a new report. As the zero energy sector enters the mainstream, it generates increasing revenue and reduces carbon emissions.
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June 25, 2017

Builder Profile: Solaire Homebuilders

Mike and Cindi O’Neil share some lessons from more than 20 years of building high-performance homes. Now the company specializes in zero energy homes. Learn what draws clients to them and how they have made energy efficiency their bread and butter.
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June 20, 2017

Energy Efficiency in Multifamily Projects – A Win for Lenders, Borrowers and Renters

Perhaps the biggest barriers to energy efficiency in multifamily buildings are not technology, but business and finance. A new handbook shows you the ins and outs of financing. Written for project owners and lenders, this guide includes many specific suggestions and examples.
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