January 5, 2018

Six Steps to Success with Heat Recovery Ventilation

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December 29, 2017

States Take the Lead in Climate Action

State governments are stepping into the policy void created by the U.S. government’s denial of science and reversal of environmental rules. The latest move comes from the State of Oregon with a sweeping new initiative to promote clean energy for buildings and vehicles.
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December 29, 2017

Birdsmouth Construction Banks on Zero Energy

This design/build firm in Portland, Oregon, started with individual zero energy homes. Now they are in the midst of the city’s first zero energy development. With more than half the project under contract, the future looks bright.
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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 13, 2017

Solving Energy Poverty: Energy Efficient Homes for Those Who Need Them Most

Efforts to address energy poverty in low-income families by helping to reduce their energy burden have been inadequate. It’s time to make these efforts more comprehensive and more effective.
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November 10, 2017

10 Myths About Electric Cars. Are Any Of Them True?

There is a lot of fake news about electric vehicles circulating the infosphere. Guest blogger, Steve Hanley, separates fact from fiction by addressing the ten concerns most often raised about electric cars. Get electric car smart!
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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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November 6, 2017

Builder Blends Zero Energy with Montana Style

Organic farming is his first love, but he also has a talent for energy-efficient home design and construction. When clients hire Bud Barta and his sons to build a top-quality home, they get advanced energy efficiency, too.
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October 24, 2017

Does ‘Net Zero’ Live Up to the Hype?

There are those that say zero energy buildings are just another fad. This post lays out seven great reasons that zero energy is here to stay as a central theme of design, construction and real estate development.
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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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