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Ontario Increases Energy Efficiency Building Code Guidelines

Ontario Increases Energy Efficiency Building Code Guidelines

Ontario’s new energy-efficiency rules could save homeowners money in long run The Globe and Mail, July 20, 2017 When Ian Roland and Linda Rothstein, who are partners in both law and marriage, decided to extensively renovate their home three years ago, they made green design a key priority, and not just because they wanted, as

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Zero Energy Buildings Definitions Slowly March Forward

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, January 10, 2015. Image credit: hansbrinker The Department of Energy (DOE), which is generally the last word on such things, has released a common definition for zero energy buildings (ZEBs). Let’s have a look and break it down: An energy-efficient building where, on a source energy basis, the actual annual delivered energy

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Connecticut Showcase Home Designed for Residential Efficiency

It doesn’t look like the home of the future on the outside – no quirky, futuristic “Jetsons”-style accoutrements. But the Connecticut Showcase Home, at the entrance of The Reserve at Farm View development in Norwich, is designed to offer forward-looking energy savings along with a gracious, classical exterior.

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