Category Archives: Energy Savings

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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THIN FILM CONVERTS HEAT FROM ELECTRONICS INTO ENERGY

An illustration of how the thin-film device system converts waste heat to energy. Credit: Shishir Pandya Nearly 70 percent of the energy produced in the United States each year is wasted as heat. Much of that heat is less than … Continue reading

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ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME DESIGN IN 2018 & BEYOND

From PANTONE’s 2018 Color of the Year (we’re looking at you Ultra Violet) to brass accents in the kitchen and bathroom, you’ve got plenty to choose from when it comes to this year’s home design trends. But there’s another design … Continue reading

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