January 8, 2024

ePAVE Joins the Battle Against Urban Heat Islands

During a day with a comfortable temperature of 75°F, asphalt surface temperatures in full sun can rise to 125° F or more. “Cool pavement” coatings from ePAVE can decrease those surface temperatures by 5–20°F.

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December 21, 2023

SIPs for High-Performance Enclosures: Faster, Better, and Greater Value

The construction industry is long overdue for some disruptive change. For Sam Rashkin, it’s not a matter of if SIPs will become the industry standard, it’s when.

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August 18, 2023

Start with SIP Panels: Cost Savings, Efficiency, Health, Resilience

Architects and builders continue to innovate with structural insulated panels (SIPs), proving the benefits of affordable, healthier, and more resilient homes.

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July 19, 2023

Tackling Water Scarcity: RainStick Showers Changing the Game

In-home greywater recycling systems offer significant water savings, but they can be expensive and challenging to to install. This immediate, point-of-use water treatment technology combats water scarcity one shower at a time.

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July 5, 2023

Cost-Effective Retrofits: 7 Steps to Zero Energy

To achieve a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions, we can smooth the runway for energy-efficient, cost-effective home retrofits

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May 16, 2023

Top Policies That Propel Passive House in North America

New York, Pennsylvania, and British Columbia shone through as centers of successful Passive House policy innovation.

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September 22, 2022

BlocPower: Renovating Buildings and Cities on the Path to Zero

Brooklyn-based BlocPower is an innovative for-profit startup that aims to renovate thousands of older buildings to become highly energy efficient, all-electric, and low–carbon emitting. All while creating good jobs for low-income people. As a “public benefit” corporation, BlocPower’s core goals include energy efficiency, renewable energy, greenhouse gas reduction, economic development, job creation in low-income communities, […]

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March 14, 2022

Zero Accessory Dwelling Units: Low Income Housing that Works

New opportunities to expand truly affordable rental housing - building low cost zero energy ADU’s – sometimes referred to as in-law apartments, garage apartments, attic apartments, tiny homes, or casitas. But how to make them truly affordable?

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