Energy Management

PowerWise Systems energy management and building intelligence solutions allow homeowners to: Know your energy costs in detail Create efficient equipment schedules Keep heating an cooling costs down Receive equipment failure warnings Analyze detailed usage by circuit

Type: Fact Sheet

Sponsor: PowerWise Systems


Strategies to Retrofit Your Home with Geothermal

Geothermal heating and cooling is one of the top ways homeowners can reduce their utility bills as well as their environmental impact. As the housing market has changed and technology has improved, geothermal heating and cooling has become a viable option for existing homes.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Enertech Global, LLC, GeoComfort Geothermal Systems, Hydron Module Geothermal Systems, TETCO Geothermal Systems


Complete Building Intelligence System

This diagram from PowerWise Systems shows the complete building intelligence system that allows homeowners to monitor circuit-level electricity, building environment conditions, a wide variety of flow, fluid level, water, and gas. Customers can also monitor performance of PV, wind power,...

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: PowerWise Systems


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This Old House uses duct-sealing technology on deep green retrofit (video)

The use of aeroseal technology to improve the energy efficiency and indoor air quality of a newly constructed home was featured on the latest episode of PBS’s This Old House.

Stop air infiltration no matter what the climate

Stopping air infiltration is paramount to lowering energy bills and improving indoor air quality and comfort.

Caribbean affordable housing project succeeds with SIPs

An affordable housing project in the Caribbean relied on innovative SIPs to meet the demands of the project and local building conditions.

Retrofitted low-income housing meets Passive House standards

Last year, the 50-year-old buildings that now make up Weinberg Commons were neglected, run-down, and empty.

Award-winning net zero energy home heats and cools with geothermal system

When Carl Benker and his wife, Elizabeth Wegner, designed their first home, the couple never intended to win contests or awards.

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

If you’re building or renovating green, or are even thinking about it, there are some big tax incentives for you.

The latest thermal envelope strategies deliver high performance

As building codes incorporate continuous insulation, homebuilders are looking for techniques that won't disrupt traditional building practices.

Duct sealing technology tackles energy loss

Leaking ducts can cost homes and buildings thousands in lost energy, and create air quality problems.

Continuous wall insulation fights off moisture and energy loss

By including continuous exterior insulation in a wall assembly, builders can deliver a better performing home.

Textured doorglass allows natural light while protecting privacy and energy use

Homeowners like natural light, but don't want to give up privacy or energy efficiency.

Green homes Q&A: Can high performance homes compete on price?

As the residential housing market continues to recover, there remains a question of how much buyers are willing to pay for high performance homes in a price-conscious market place.

Countdown: Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there's the equivalent of an encyclopedia represented among the Top 10 Photo Galleries of 2015.

2015 high performance home building trends in review

Growing acceptance of high performance homes continues to drive homebuilders to provide extra value in the their homes, and consumers are becoming more diligent about managing the environmental impact of their lifestyles.

Passive House project relies on heat recovery ventilation system

A Passive House project with 14 properties was designed to increase the number of homes with affordable rent and low living costs in Hatfield Heath, Hertsfordshire.

Net zero energy demonstration house moving to net zero water operation

While net zero energy for homes has been growing in popularity, net zero water use is the next frontier for high performance homes.

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An energy audit is often the first step to creating a truly energy efficient home. Energy audits can be performed by professionals, but are increasingly done by homeowners with the assistance of auditing devices that operate 24/7 within the home.

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