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    Heat-Pump Water Heaters

    Heat-pump water heaters produce more than twice as much hot water per kilowatt-hour of electricity consumed as standard electric water heaters. Not only that, the by product from this heat is free air cooling. I think this type of water heater is a must in our Atlanta climate. In fact if you have a solar pv system, place this unit in the same room as the power inverter. Thus the heat put off from the inverter would be captured and used in your hot water. The cool air emitted from the water heater would chill the inverter and make it more efficient.

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    User’s Manual Key to Meeting Requirements of the Green Standard

    “Because of the breadth of the key topic areas covered in the standard – site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources – it is important for users to have a thorough understanding of how they come together to create a sustainable building,” Kent Peterson, former chair of the Standard 189.1 committee, said. “The User’s Manual aids architects and engineers in applying the standard to design; general and specialty contractors in constructing buildings that are in compliance; and plan examiners and field inspectors in enforcing the standard where adopted into code.”

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    Passive House: Old Technique, New Trend

    Who would have known a house could be heated with its inhabitants’ body heat, a hairdryer, and the sunlight falling through its windows—rather than a furnace. Most home owners today are in disbelief that such possibilities even exist.

    Actually, these are a few rewards that come from following a rigorous German building standard called Passivhaus—in the U.S., better known as Passive House.

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    armadilha solar: jee – eco efficient window

    already in its prototyping and monitoring stage, the product, when compared to a typical window, increases a building’s energy performance by 30% and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by more than 40%. read more

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    Rumble In The Lumberyard: FSC Wins This Round

    Proposed benchmark standards to determine when wood-certification groups would have their programs qualify for points in the LEED rating system failed to win the required two-thirds approval from a special group of USGBCmembers, the organization announced Monday. The 55% “yes” to 42% “no” vote represents the rejection of several years’ worth of work by a USGBC committee and guarantees even more fighting over one of green construction’s most bitterly debated issues.

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