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    • May

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      2013
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    Heat-Pump Clothes Dryers Really Work, Study Confirms

    For the past two decades, there has been little improvement in energy efficiency for North
    American clothes dryers. Recent innovations in clothes drying technology offer new
    opportunities for energy savings. One innovation in particular has substantial savings potential:
    clothes dryers utilizing heat pump technology. This technology …..

    • December

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      2012
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    Energy efficiency within reach

    A Building Revolution: The Super Insulated Passive House is a guide to the methods that builders, architects and homeowners around the U.S. and Europe have used to drastically reduce home energy consumption. The movement isn’t new, and neither are most of the construction practices, which, as the film states, were first employed in the U.S. and Canada in the 1970s when the first energy crisis reared its head, threatening greatly increased home heating and cooling bills. The change was short-lived, waning in …….

    • February

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      2012
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    Unique Habitat For Humanity Home Boasts Ultra-Energy Savings

    Unique Habitat For Humanity Home Boasts Ultra-Energy Savings WPTZ The Champlain Valley By Jill Glavan CHARLOTTE, Vt. — The final of three homes built by Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity in Charlotte is completed and leaders say the ultra-energy efficient model is already catching on

    • February

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    Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC): Will the U.S. Ever Lighten Up?

    To read what manufacturers and distributors say about it, you’d think autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) was some kind of new, space-age environmental miracle.

    Although it certainly has some nifty properties, AAC isn’t new and isn’t miraculous–but it’s certainly popular in Europe, and has been for decades; according to one source, it accounted for 60% of all new construction in Germany in 2006. It has enjoyed pretty flat market share (of near zero) here in the U.S., though, since it was first introduced in the 1990s.

    Is there space for AAC in the U.S. market?

    • February

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      2011
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    Passive houses aggressively reduce energy

    Heat your home by throwing a dinner Party? This concept may sound bizarre, but it’s feasible in cutting-edge green homes that are so well-insulated, they don’t need a furnace or boiler. They’ll stay warm simply with body heat. A hairdryer might also suffice.

    The windows never feel cold, nor do the concrete floors, even though they don’t have in-floor heating, says Joe Turner of his “passive” home in Salt Lake City. “The house is also super quiet.” ……….. Click Here to read more.

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    In the UK, Even Boathouses Are Passivhaus

    Treehugger In the UK, Even Boathouses Are Passivhaus Treehugger 7.11 In North America, Passivhaus or Passive House designs are still rare; in Europe, it is becoming the new standard. Most buildings built to the standard …

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