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Going Solar: The 21st Century Family Home Project

By Holly Copeland, conservation scientist at The Nature Conservancy

300 pounds: That’s how much coal was not burned in a distant power plant in December as a result of the solar panels we installed on our house in Wyoming this fall. 201 more words

Environmental Programs

Any Excuse for Stricter Codes

I’m currently reading a book called Antifragile. It’s an incredible book. One of the main ideas presented is that people and systems often justify themselves by adding more and more. 244 more words

Building Inspectors Are Evil

New webinars on indoor air quality

Indoor Air Quality Plus Energy Efficiency:  A Formula for Saving Money While Protecting Health

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Want to learn how to put in place key strategies for improving energy efficiency in your school buildings? 240 more words


California’s Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program Delayed for Buildings under 10,000 Square Feet until July 1, 2016.

Anyone who has ever shopped for major appliances knows about Energy Star. It is the emblem you see on all the new refrigerators, dishwashers, etc. in the showroom, letting you know that that machine has a certain energy efficiency rating. 388 more words

Minto named Green Builder of the Year at EnerQuality awards

Minto has once again been recognized for its leadership in energy-efficient home building, taking three awards at the annual EnerQuality Awards Thursday night in Toronto. 468 more words

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Energy Star Rated...Clothes Dryers!?

Yes you read that right. For the first time Energy Star, an energy efficiency certification program, has certified certain dryers as energy efficient. Energy Star certified dryers use 20% less energy than original models and perform just as well or better. 187 more words

Energy Efficiency

Clothes Dryers Latest Home Appliance to Obtain Energy Star Certification

For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a standard seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include another major household appliance.

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