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New Passive Design Solutions to Maximize Building Energy Efficiency

New Passive Design Solutions to Maximize Building Energy Efficiency

Introducing the energy efficient Goldilocks building The Telegraph, April 12, 2017 We all know that large, glass-covered buildings are often too hot in summer and too cold in winter. However, as Prof Derek Clements-Croome at Reading University suggests: “Traditional heavyweight buildings are naturally cool in hot countries, as compared to lightweight modern buildings, which unless

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Carbon Lighthouse is a Guidepost for Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency In Buildings Is Improved By Carbon Lighthouse Cleantechnica, June 14, 2016 Carbon Lighthouse improves building energy efficiency to save its clients money, and to combat climate change. Stanford University, Tesla Motors, and Kilroy Realty are just several of the organizations it has worked with so far. CEO and co-founder Brenden Millstein answered some questions

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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


Financing Energy Efficiency Improvements Increases Property Values

Increasing Access to Financing for Energy-Efficient Retrofits UrbanLand, October 26, 2015. Image credit: Daniel Foster For more than five years, he added, San Francisco has offered the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for commercial buildings and multifamily properties with more than five units. “The PACE structure allows property owners to access long-term, 100 percent