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The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) has launched GeoCity, a national initiative developed with the financial support of Natural Resources Canada to recognize municipalities which lead and actively promote quality ground source heat pump design …
USGBC outlines plan for sustainability educationLeaders in the sustainability movement unveiled a plan to boost sustainability literacy in U.S. schools The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, together with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), released …
Solar power comes standard in new DeNova Homes communityA new housing community in Lathrop, Calif., offers solar power as a standard feature, one of the latest to give homeowners an easy way to manage their utility costs and use sustainable energy. DeNova Homes recently announced the future opening of …
New film chronicles the Passive House Revolution for green building (video)A new film, Passive House Revolution, chronicles the movement to dramatically reduce residential energy use through innovative building science. The people behind the Passive House movement believe that dramatically reducing building heating and …
US home solar installation boomed in 2013, more growth to come (video)By the end of 2013 there were nearly 13 GW of solar installed in the U.S.–-enough to power nearly 2.2 million homes, according to a report from the Solar Energy Industries Association. SEIA said the U.S. installed 4,751 MW of solar PV in 2013, …
The real estate and mortgage industries seem to lag in valuing high performance homes such as those built to Passive House standards to provide financing for homeowners. One couple in Minneapolis told the Star Tribune about their difficulties. Tarek …
Radiant barrier roof panels cut construction time and home cooling loads (video)In sunny climates, radiant barriers in the roof can help cut cooling costs during the summer. Often the barriers are applied after the home is built with foil or other materials applied to the trusses. To eliminate the need to apply foil after …
The word "Modular" itself suggests several different things that depend on the way it is actually employed. When one utilizes the word modular, one need to ensure that the word is used in proper context and that too within the situation one refers …
Green home building expected to double by 2016 (video)In 2013 green home building was a $36 billion business and is expected to more than double by 2016, driven in part by new building codes and regulations, and growing consumer demand. Green homes comprised 23 percent of the overall residential …
IBS survey: green homes deliver homeowner satisfactionGreen homeowners are happy homeowners, as 94 percent would recommend a green home to a friend. That's one of the key findings of a recent customer satisfaction survey for the residential building industry, recently conducted a national survey of …
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