Passive Solar Heating: A New Century of Innovation

Passive Solar Heating: A New Century of Innovation

This white paper, sponsored by Solar Innovations, takes a look at passive solar heating, a building technique that utilizes windows, walls, flooring and other non-mechanical or non-electrical devices to gather and distribute solar energy in the form of heat in the winter, and reject heat in the summer.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Solar Innovations


DC Current Applications Emerging in an AC Environment as Renewable Energies Grow

DC Current Applications Emerging in an AC Environment as Renewable Energies Grow

Most of us don’t realize that the majority of our energy-efficient equipment we use daily in our homes and businesses runs on direct current. But, the power coming in to our buildings is alternating current. This conversion results in lost energy. A solution to prevent this amount of lost energy is achieved by integrating dedicated DC systems.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Why Wouldn't You...

Why Wouldn't You...

If you could incorporate a roof system that the market requests and regulations mandate, provided leading-edge efficiency and simplicity and all with no more cost...Why Wouldn't You?

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: 3 IN 1 ROOF


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New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

New Georgia center as good to environment as refugees it will serve

Leaders of Friends of Refugees, a Georgia-based non-profit, knew they needed a building. To make the project more attractive to donors by lowering operating costs, executive director Brian Bollinger studied up on high-performance. Here's what he learned, and the facility that will result.

Golden State's solar mandate represents golden opportunities

Golden State's solar mandate represents golden opportunities

Industry must help residents see value of renewable energy option

Wis. builders works to boost visibility of zero-energy homes

Wis. builders works to boost visibility of zero-energy homes

Good design, ensuring buyers understand financial and lifestyle benefits are key

In 2017, Georgetown transitioned into a 100% clean energy city. I wanted to find out why & how

In 2017, Georgetown transitioned into a 100% clean energy city. I wanted to find out why & how

Renewable energy source contracts included fixed prices for the city's long-term future.

5 net-zero energy homes designed to inspire

5 net-zero energy homes designed to inspire

Projects prove sustainable construction achievable on multiple levels

LEEDing Tiny house joins green buzz

LEEDing Tiny house joins green buzz

Structure meant to serve as example of sustainable building on small scale

Insulated tiles transform roofs into energy savers

Insulated tiles transform roofs into energy savers

New 3 IN 1 tile combines protection, insulation, solar into a single product to boost energy efficiency

Why are property, people and pets expendable?

Why are property, people and pets expendable?

Structures knocked over and scattered as if they were built with tongue depressors. Everything gone.

Solar sanction

Solar sanction

California approves measure mandating solar be part of most new homes

Affordable housing project built for net-zero energy

Affordable housing project built for net-zero energy

The Affordable Housing Alliance knew that utility costs were a large part of what made older manufactured homes expensive for residents.

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Survey: green homes do not always cost more

Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.

Homebuilder offers Tesla Powerwall for true net zero living

Homebuilder offers Tesla Powerwall for true net zero living

By using stored energy day or night, the Powerwall roughly doubles the amount of solar energy that directly powers the home.

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

A look at the spray foam insulation and wall systems in the net zero energy Jacobson house

The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.

Net zero commercial building lease will share energy savings

Net zero commercial building lease will share energy savings

The lease includes annual energy reviews to drive continuous improvement in the building's operation.

Video | Oceanside luxury home uses composite roofing to battle corrosion

Video | Oceanside luxury home uses composite roofing to battle corrosion

Outside of the ocean view, the roof could be the next most valuable item a buyer considers on this home.

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