September 27, 2017

From Disaster to Opportunity: Rebuild for the 21st Century

Natural disasters like the recent hurricanes of 2017 challenge us all. While natural disasters are intrinsically bad, they do present an opportunity to upgrade homes and buildings to a higher standard of performance – one that benefits the occupants, the community, and the planet as whole.
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September 23, 2017

National Association of Realtors Sustainability Survey Reveals Opportunities and Challenges

Consumers want complete information to make informed choices. A survey of real estate professionals from around the U.S. identifies key information that could help boost sales of zero energy homes.
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September 20, 2017

Wall Sensor Measures Moisture in a Double-stud Wall

Thick walls hold lots of insulation, but there’s a nagging question about condensation in these cavities. I actually measured the moisture in a 10-inch, double-stud wall in my home in Central Oregon. Here’s what I found.
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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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April 20, 2017

Zero Energy Builder Profile: Anthony Aebi of Greenhill Contracting Inc.

This New York builder is taking his business to the next level by making every project a zero energy home. Anthony Aebi is hands on with construction and customers, too.
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April 17, 2017

Energy Saving Product Spotlight: Lunos Takes the Ducts Out of Ventilation

Tight homes need efficient, effective ventilation. Until now that has been accomplished by a heat recovery ventilator with an elaborate duct system. Now there is an option that ventilates and recovers heat, without the ducts.
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April 14, 2017

Sold! Why Understanding Home Energy Performance Will Become a Key to Real Estate Success

Real estate professionals should enhance their home energy performance capabilities in today’s evolving residential market, or risk falling behind those who do.
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