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.
Industry must help residents see value of renewable energy option
Good design, ensuring buyers understand financial and lifestyle benefits are key
Renewable energy source contracts included fixed prices for the city's long-term future.
Projects prove sustainable construction achievable on multiple levels
Structure meant to serve as example of sustainable building on small scale
New 3 IN 1 tile combines protection, insulation, solar into a single product to boost energy efficiency
Structures knocked over and scattered as if they were built with tongue depressors. Everything gone.
California approves measure mandating solar be part of most new homes
The Affordable Housing Alliance knew that utility costs were a large part of what made older manufactured homes expensive for residents.
Many buyers have come to expect standard features, and homes integrating specialty green features are becoming more mainstream.
By using stored energy day or night, the Powerwall roughly doubles the amount of solar energy that directly powers the home.
The home and insulation installer were recognized with a 2018 Industry Excellence Award, winning first prize in the Residential Wall category.
The lease includes annual energy reviews to drive continuous improvement in the building's operation.
Outside of the ocean view, the roof could be the next most valuable item a buyer considers on this home.
The owner needed solar panels that could stand up to New England winters.
This technology enables homeowners to generate electricity every time they wash dishes, take showers, do laundry, wash cars, water the lawn, and flush.
This is the company’s first master-planned community in which each of the homes in all of the neighborhoods will include solar for purchase or lease.
The project will equal Kohler’s total U.S. and Canadian annual electrity demand.
Battery storage systems are getting cheaper so it's easier homeowners with solar systems to cut ties to the grid.