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Urban Development Uses Geothermal Heating and Cooling for Green Living

Located on just more than three acres, Washington Village is a net-zero community in the heart of North Boulder, Colorado. One of the homes uses a very tightly sealed building envelope and a ground source heat pump to deliver net-zero performance. This case study looks at the systems used to make this such a high performance home.

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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

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Heating and Cooling Your Home with Green Technologies: A Guide to Creating an Energy Efficient Home

The EPA says more than 40 percent of the energy use in a home goes to heating and hot water. We can reduce this energy use by up to 50 percent through more efficient heating. This guide reviews some of the key products and technologies that directly address the major energy uses in the home.

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New DIY Tool Changes the Way Homeowners Go Solar

The solar tool gives users a clear idea of what the home will look like with the panels installed.

Video | New Solar Panel Design Speeds Installation

Solar panel installation, always a concern for homeowners, can be become a quick, two-step roof installation process.

EEBA takes summit to new level

Annual event revamped with stronger focus on high-performance building

California Homebuilders Using Solar to Exceed Code Requirements

Many builders are turning to solar to achieve required higher levels of energy efficiency.

Proud Green Home of Louisville Dazzles Local Media

In two months of spring and summer the home produced as much energy as it used.

Solar Powers Delivers Hot Water North of the Arctic Circle

For the first time, village leaders keep the hydroponic trailer at 74 degrees in sub-zero temperatures,

Use Green Home Technology to Minimize Your Carbon Footprint

Innovative green home technology is making energy efficient and sustainable way of living more accessible than ever.

First Net Zero Energy Apartments Go Live in Los Angeles

It is the first project in Los Angeles where people can rent "eco-green" units.

Mercedes-Benz Launches Home Energy Storage System

This is Mercedes-Benz Energy's first collaboration with a U.S. solar provider, bringing its premium, high-performance, road-tested technology for home

1st Certified Passive House PLUS to Start Construction in Vancouver

The two story residence uses up to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a code-built home.

Solar Power Pays Off in 10 Midwest Cities

Listings in these cities that mention “solar power” sell at a price premium when compared to listings that don’t mention “solar power.”

5 Ways to Reduce Energy Bills By Investing in Home Solar

While a solar power investment aligns homeowners with the popular green energy movement, there are also solid financial reasons to invest in solar.

DC Versus AC – Challenges for DC Adaption

Photovoltaic (PV) panels and other onsite renewables generate DC, but these systems still incur losses. Grid-connected renewables require an inverter to convert their DC to AC for the grid, even though it is changed immediately back to DC for onsite use.

Flex House Highlights the Concept of Affordable Right-sized Living

Manifesting the concept of right-sized living, the Flex House is designed to help homeowners use exactly the amount of resources they need.

Energy Management: Proud Green Home of Louisville

One of the top goals of the Proud Green Home of Louisville was to create a highly energy efficient yet very livable home.

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Home solar power systems can be a great way to reduce home energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. But is solar power right for your home? Learn about the latest advances in residential solar power systems and best practices for implementation.

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