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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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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June 20, 2017

Clean Energy is Driving Job Growth Across the Economy

The energy sector is a significant employer. New data show that clean energy jobs in wind, solar and efficiency now outnumber those in fossil fuel extraction and processing. Moreover, 41 have more clean energy jobs than fossil fuel jobs.
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June 19, 2017

Product Spotlight: Recouperator ER80M

Many zero energy homes and apartments are too small for standard-size central ventilation systems. This new product from UltimateAir addresses this market with small size, variable-speed operation, and high efficiency.
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June 19, 2017

Optimized Occupant Experience: Value Beyond Energy Savings in Commercial NZE Buildings

The most valuable asset of any building is the people inside. Many of the benefits of zero energy buildings directly benefit these occupants. Keeping building occupants happy, healthy and productive may be the most important bottom line benefit of zero energy commercial buildings.
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