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A Modern Family Farmhouse

Nestled in the woods of Maine, this sun-filled home honors timeless farmhouse style while achieving modern energy efficiency on a budget. 

This new home couldn’t happen quickly enough for this growing family. 353 more words

Case Study

Rethinking efficiency – it’s not an engineering problem, sometimes it’s a mental blockage

I once read about a very clever fellow who devised an extremely simple but effective home heating system. He laid some hoses on the ground, open at one end some distance from his house, and the other ends running into the windows. 691 more words

Industrial Energy

Environmentally Beneficial Electrification May Save Electric Utilities From the Death Spiral

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Facilitator

Some electric industry observers suggest that utilities will never again see steady electric load growth. Jim Rogers, the former CEO of Duke Energy has been quoted as saying: “I think the demand for electricity is going to be anemic, at best. 510 more words

Electricity

Britain’s Green Investment Group launches pay-as-you-save energy efficiency scheme for businesses

The Green Investment Group, formerly known as the Green Investment Bank, before it was sold to Australia’s Macquarie Bank, has launched an important new funding service to help businesses. 391 more words

Energy Efficiency

Duke Energy assumes full ownership of California-based REC Solar

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the U.S., announced today it has acquired full ownership of California-based REC Solar, a provider of renewable energy solutions for commercial customers throughout the country. 121 more words

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Insulation Done, County Inspection Passed, and Working Toward a Good HERS Index Score

169th day of build. (about 24 weeks)

The insulation guys finished all the nooks and crannies, and the Iron County inspector found nothing wrong. We went with more insulation than the typical house because of the cost of electric heating and air conditioning. 627 more words

Energy Efficiency

Scottish Government awards £2.6m to innovative local green energy solutions

The Scottish Government has awarded 12 projects a total of £2.6m as part of its Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme. The projects, among which are initiatives in Glencoe, Callander, Aviemore, Stromness and St Andrews, are tasked with developing local, green energy solutions. 323 more words