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Precast Concrete Foundation Helps Get To Net Zero

This Old House spec'd a precast concrete foundation for a net-zero energy house in Rhode Island. A precast concrete Superior ...
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How to Sell Energy-Efficient New Homes Over Resales

Differentiating between the purchase price and ownership costs is key to promoting high-performance new homes. In this age of technology, ...
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Denver’s Ambitious Energy Efficiency Goals In Action

City on track to adopt 2018 IECC and for new construction achieving net-zero status by 2035. In mid-July, Mayor Michael ...
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Passive Houses Finally Get Affordable

New technologies and products make Passive Houses affordable. In has blog, "Passive House Busts High Cost Myth,"  for the Zero Energy ...
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Future-Proof Home Construction

Will there be a tipping point where Passive House or an equivalent will become code? In his more than 30 ...
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Will Most Buildings Be Completely Electric by 2050?

A new report bolsters the case for widespread electrification of heat and hot water in buildings. A new report by the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute finds ...
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