May 16, 2022

The Double Stud Wall Simplified – Low Cost, High Performance

The double-stud wall is a well-established method for creating a very economical, durable, and high R-value assembly in new construction.

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May 16, 2022

A Lakeside Summer Home Rebuilt on the Path to Zero

When a tree falls on their beloved home, the Bakers get on the path to zero while teaching others along the way.

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April 21, 2022

Stracker Solar – Going Beyond Rooftops

Now homes and buildings whose roofs lack sufficient solar access to get to zero can access solar power - and do it more efficiently.

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April 21, 2022

Join the Movement, Make a Difference: Electrify Your Home

Concerned about climate change? The time for climate action is now, and the place is in your own home and garage -- in 11 easy steps.

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April 21, 2022

Tackling Embodied Carbon in Retrofits

Because emissions are cumulative and we have a limited amount of time to reduce them, carbon reductions now have more value than carbon reductions in the future. Learn three critical strategies and practical tips for achieving near-term carbon reductions in retrofits.

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March 14, 2022

Zero Accessory Dwelling Units: Low Income Housing that Works

New opportunities to expand truly affordable rental housing - building low cost zero energy ADU’s – sometimes referred to as in-law apartments, garage apartments, attic apartments, tiny homes, or casitas. But how to make them truly affordable?

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March 9, 2022

The Zero Carbon Renovation Revolution  Has Arrived

Over 75 million existing homes in the U.S. are dependent on fossil fuels for heating, hot water, and cooking. If we want to achieve carbon neutrality, renovating these homes on the path to zero is a significant and urgent challenge.

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March 9, 2022

What Is a Mini-Split Heat Pump?

They’re all the rage in the world of high-performance HVAC. But what exactly is a mini-split heat pump?

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February 23, 2022

Solar Panels Shine in Hail and Hurricane

Since they are made of glass and sit on rooftops - you would think solar panels would be the first to get damaged in high wind and hail. Check out the real story!

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February 23, 2022

How To Pay for Energy-Efficient Renovations? On-Bill Payment Can Help.

Can "On-Bill Financing" Help You Renovate to Zero? Find out how homeowners, including those with low incomes, and renters can save money while making their residence more energy efficient.

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February 23, 2022

High Performance Home Valuation — The Process Matters!

What is the value of a green home? Learn three easy steps to ensure your energy efficient home is properly priced. -- By Craig Foley

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January 14, 2022

My Net Zero Home Got Me Through a Wisconsin Winter — Here’s What I Learned

When Amber Westerman Set Out to Build a Net-Zero House, She Knew the Design Had to be Small and Smart.

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