Building Technology, Emerging Technology, Whole Building

Seeing the Light: Transparent Wood Could Replace Window Glass

8 Jun , 2016  

Amber Plante, ERS, for Zondits Researchers at the University of Maryland and, in a separate study, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have created an innovative and highly insulating material that could one day revolutionize the way buildings are made. It’s wood – but not your typical lumber, of course: the team has […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

ENERGY STAR Windows, Doors, and Skylights Are Better Than Ever

24 Mar , 2016  

Shedding Light on the Benefits of ENERGY STAR Certified Windows, Doors, and Skylights Energy Star, March 10, 2016. Image credit: StockSnap Did you know, ENERGY STAR certified windows, doors, and skylights now perform better than ever? “Why’s that?,” you ask. As of January 1, 2016, ENERGY STAR improved the performance requirements for these products. Here’s how: Climate […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Cutting-Edge Technology for a Greener Home

4 Jan , 2016  

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Top 3 Innovative Solutions for Greener Houses Tech.co, December 14, 2015. Image credit: Thomas Hawk Given that residential emissions – estimated at 89.9 million tonnes in 2010 – account for more than passenger cars (68 million tonnes) and every other sector apart from power stations, it makes sense to reduce first and foremost your household’s carbon […]

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