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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January 14, 2022

Energy Math

Solving the Math Challenges on the Way to a Clean Energy Future

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January 14, 2022

Net-Zero vs Passive House: What are the Similarities and Differences?

Hint: The Answer Goes Beyond Green Building Buzz Words

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January 13, 2022

Redefining Healthy Homes in the Age of Climate Disruption

Climate Disruption Calls for a New Concept of Healthy Zero Energy Homes

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January 13, 2022

Builder Training & Consumer Demand Are Key To Getting to Zero

Together we are  building demand for zero energy homes by arming consumers and professionals with resources to plan their own path to zero

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December 8, 2021

Interior Design Ideas for Living Big in Small Spaces

Because they are affordable, small homes are attractive to many younger homebuyers as well as retirees who are downsizing. Small homes are also more energy efficient. Whether you’re in a new smaller zero energy home or an existing small home, these interior design tips will help you live big in a smaller space.

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