September 24, 2017

Driving Electrification

A post-fossil fuel world means transforming all our energy uses to electricity. Is this even possible? Yes, and here are the first steps to making this a reality.
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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

Community Solar Brings Shaded Rooftops Into the Sun

If your home or housing situation isn’t right for rooftop solar panels, don’t give up. By joining other solar enthusiasts, you can receive the benefits of solar energy no matter how shaded your home is.
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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 23, 2017

Is Cleaner Really Greener?

I cleaned the dust off of my solar panels and saw a 6.8% increase in production. Is it really worth the trouble? That depends.
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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

Loxone Smart Home Systems: New Energy Saving Strategies for Zero Energy Homes

Home energy conservation meets home automation in this new system. It senses conditions in the home and adjusts equipment to improve comfort and save energy. It can also optimize solar battery operation.
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July 26, 2017

Electric Cars are the Missing Link to a Zero Carbon Energy Grid

Renewable energy systems have been criticized because, they make electricity only when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining. Grid-connected batteries have shown their potential to even out the peaks and valleys of renewable energy production. What if there was a grid -connected battery-powered, electric car in every garage? Problem solved.
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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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July 24, 2017

Simple Techniques for Lowering the Cost of Zero Energy Homes

How can can costs be cut on the construction of affordable zero energy homes? This Habitat for Humanity zero energy home demonstration project documented $3,000 in construction cost savings.
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