June 27, 2022

Sealed – Energy Efficient Homes Without Cost or Hassle

Are you someone who wants to make your home more energy efficient but gets stressed about the thought of the time and money involved? Sealed offers home energy renovation packages that take care of the logistics and financing, so you don’t have to.

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June 27, 2022

Is Going All-Electric a Fantasy?

Electrifying our homes, lives, and businesses is one of the most effective strategies to wean ourselves off fossil fuels, as we add more renewable energy to the electric grid. But do we have the capacity to produce, transport, and use the increase in renewable electricity that will result? Spoiler alert — the answer is yes – if.

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May 16, 2022

A Summer Home Rebuilt on the Path to Zero

When a tree falls on their beloved home, the Bakers get on the path to zero while teaching others along the way.

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April 21, 2022

Join the Movement, Make a Difference: Electrify Your Home

Concerned about climate change? The time for climate action is now, and the place is in your own home and garage -- in 11 easy steps.

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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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January 14, 2022

My Net Zero Home Got Me Through a Wisconsin Winter — Here’s What I Learned

When Amber Westerman Set Out to Build a Net-Zero House, She Knew the Design Had to be Small and Smart.

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January 14, 2022

Net-Zero vs Passive House: What are the Similarities and Differences?

Hint: The Answer Goes Beyond Green Building Buzz Words

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January 13, 2022

Redefining Healthy Homes in the Age of Climate Disruption

Climate Disruption Calls for a New Concept of Healthy Zero Energy Homes

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September 20, 2021

Three Steps for Building Carbon Neutral Houses

Well-built homes stand for 100 years or more. We must ensure that every home is affordable and has a low carbon footprint. Green builders are taking steps to achieve these goals — three policy innovations will encourage more builders to get on board.

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August 6, 2021

Financing Energy-Efficient Housing on a Massive Scale 

There is one major obstacle to the widespread transition to zero energy homes: The mortgage industry has been slow to recognize their higher market value and reluctant to finance the additional upfront cost of financially sound energy efficiency features. One solution is a system to create mortgage backed securities specifically for energy efficient homes. 

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August 5, 2021

Zero Homes Are Great: Let’s Make Them Better — Zero 2.0

Ten years ago, making a home or building generate as much energy as it uses over the course of a year seemed an immense challenge. Tens of thousands of these advanced energy-efficient structures have been built. But they need to be better to meet the challenges of climate change, health, security, and resilience. So what’s next? Zero 2.0! 

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July 19, 2021

Simple Steps to Maintain Zero Energy Home Appliances

Zero energy homes have many advanced features and systems. After you have your very own zero energy home, you’ll want to keep it operating at peak efficiency. Fortunately, home maintenance for these homes is not more difficult or time consuming than for conventional homes.  

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