Author Archives: newportpartners

PILOT PROGRAM OF REDUCED BUILDER PERMIT FEES FOR HOMES WITH LOWER HERS INDEX SCORES

The City of Norman, Oklahoma has undertaken a pilot program to encourage the construction of energy efficient homes in the community. On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Norman City Council approved a resolution that offers incentives to homebuilders who build … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Residential Building | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT: ROCHESTER PASSIVE HOUSE CONSULTING

We recently caught up with Matt Bowers of Rochester Passive House Consulting who as the business name implies a Passive House Consultant that specializes in residential high performance housing. He helps clients from home design to renovation. Matt Bowers business … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, High Performance Homes, Residential Building | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

MALTA USES POSITIVE ENERGY SCHOOL MODELS AS PILOT PROJECT

Monitoring of energy efficiency measures at St Nicholas College primary school will provide ideas for retrofitting of more schools in Malta and the Mediterranean. Photo: Water and Energy Agency. Article reposted from Malta Times, April 9th, 2018. A proposed action plan … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon Neutral, Energy Consumption, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

HAWAII CARBON NEUTRAL BY 2045

[Photo: Dan Freeman/Unsplash] In a little less than three decades, Hawaii plans to be carbon neutral–the most ambitious climate goal in the United States. Governor David Ige signed a bill today committing to make the state fully carbon neutral by … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon Neutral, Energy Consumption, Energy Efficiency | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

PORT AUTHORITY UNVEILS NET ZERO WAREHOUSE PROTOTYPE

Monte Hilleman, the St. Paul Port Authority’s senior vice president for real estate, is leading the net-zero warehouse initiative because buildings are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. In this photo, Hilleman stands atop the 189,000-square-foot Midway Business Center at … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Building, Net-Zero Buildings | Tagged , | Leave a comment

WATER AND ENERGY SAVING TECHNOLOGY IN ICE HOCKEY ARENAS

Stanley Cup playoffs are underway with the finals beginning next week. Efficiency is the name of the game for several hockey arenas. The NHL’s Los Angeles Kings is starting use a technology to reduce operating costs and its carbon footprint. The … Continue reading

Posted in Building Technology, Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME DESIGN

The Home Energy Score is a national rating system developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Score reflects the energy efficiency of a home based on the home’s structure and heating, cooling, and hot water systems. The Home Facts … Continue reading

Posted in Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Residential Building | Tagged , , | Leave a comment