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Building Technology, Whole Building

Habitat for Humanity Builds Zero Energy Ready Homes

15 Jun , 2016  

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Habitat for Humanity gains recognition for its homes Hickory Record, June 4, 2016 Two Habitat for Humanity homes in Catawba County have been recognized for their energy efficiency by the U.S. Department of Energy. The two homes in the Northstone community off Falling Creek Road were certified as Zero Energy Ready Homes in May, the […]

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Building Technology, Lighting

Cree Expands LED Lighting Commitment with Habitat for Humanity

18 Mar , 2015  

Cree Adds Cree LED Bulb to Habitat for Humanity Partnership Cree, March 17, 2015 Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE) has expanded its $1.5 million commitment to provide LED lighting for new Habitat for Humanity homes built in the United States. Building on the company’s 2010 pledge to provide Cree® LED downlights, Cree is now offering Habitat for […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Passive Houses Gaining Ground in the US

2 Feb , 2015  

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Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy (Video) National Geographic, January 20, 2015 Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy. The reason’s simple: They’re so well sealed and insulated that they perform just like a coffee thermos. No furnaces are […]

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