• April

      15

      2012
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    LEED overhaul to address long-term building performance

    The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is revamping the LEED rating system this year. LEED 2012 will focus on improving the rating system’s clarity (providing more precise technical criteria) and making the system more user-friendly. Some may consider these competing notions, so i’’s quite a lofty goal to meet. There will be revisions of prerequisites and point systems. LEED 2012 is going through a third public comment period, and has a proposed launch date in October. A FAQ document developed by the USGBC highlighting the

    • January

      22

      2012
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    Resilient Design: Passive Solar Heat

    a resilient home is extremely well-insulated, so that it can be kept warm with very little supplemental heat–and if power or heating fuel is lost, for some reason, there won’t be risk of homeowners getting dangerously cold or their pipes freezing. If we design and orient the house in such a way that natural heating from the sun can occur, we add to that resilience and further reduce the risk of the house getting too cold in the winter.

    • October

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      2011
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    State Energy Efficiency Scorecard Revealed, October 20, See How GA Stands Up

    Each year at ACEEE we release a State Energy Efficiency Scorecard that ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia according to their policies and programs that encourage the efficient use of energy in buildings, transportation, and industry. We’ve been creating the Scorecard for five years now, and in addition to serving as a resource for decision makers and industry professionals, it is our hope that the Scorecard will also inspire friendly competition among states to adopt strong energy efficiency policies and programs to climb to the

    • October

      2

      2011
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    Solar Energy: The energy producing and saving home is very doable – Daily Press (blog)

    Daily Press (blog) Solar Energy: The energy producing and saving home is very doable Daily Press (blog) Traditional home design prior to about 1900 assumed that energy production would take place on site. Judicious placement of windows and porches provided simple passive ways of partially controlling the indoor climate. In climates requiring heating, ..

    • October

      2

      2011
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    ‘Passive’ building gains momentum amid controversy – Sustainable Business Oregon

    “Passive house” construction continues to gain ground in Oregon with more projects aspiring to earn the certification and further push the limits of energy efficiency.

    Builders around the state are turning to passive house construction, which espouses design and airflow technology for maximum energy efficiency, as a way to differentiate.

    “I personally wouldn’t do anything else. In this market people are either looking for something really cheap or something extraordinary,” said Robert Hawthorne, architect and general contractor with PDX Living LLC.

    Hawthorne’s current passive house project, TrekHaus, is being used as a laboratory for researchers eager to document the energy savings being achieved by these buildings.

    Such data will be especially useful as the Passive House Institute US aims to establish its own certification for passive house practices and start to build an industry around it in the U.S.

    • August

      28

      2011
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    Standard Established as National Reference by DOE

    ATLANTA – Commercial and high-rise residential buildings, including federal buildings, must now meet requirements in ASHRAE/IESNA’s 2007 energy efficiency standard, under recent rulings issued by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) that finds the standard saves more energy than the 2004 version.

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