November 27, 2022

Embodied Carbon: Reduce Your Home’s Hidden Carbon Footprint

Operational carbon is usually what we think of when energy costs are discussed. That is, carbon emissions that come from the energy used to power our homes, cars, etc. over their lifetime. Your home’s energy efficiency comes into play here. Generally, operational carbon emissions can be modeled and predicted, so you can compare one appliance […]

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November 2, 2022

7 Simple Steps to Decarbonize Your Home

With carbon emissions reaching an all-time high, it is important to discuss how we, as a global community, can minimize the carbon load of our buildings. As of March 29th of 2019, we surpassed over 410 ppm (parts per million) of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere. To put this into perspective, our sea levels […]

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October 6, 2022

Elemental Green and the Zero Energy Project Join Forces to Accelerate Zero Carbon Homes.

We have exciting news to share! The Zero Energy Project has found a new home within Elemental Green, a leading green building media company dedicated to accelerating adoption of more sustainable residential building products and techniques. By joining forces, the Zero Energy Project will reach a wider audience and have a greater opportunity to build […]

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September 28, 2022

Builder Training & Consumer Demand Are Key To Getting to Zero

Together we are  building demand for zero energy homes by arming consumers and professionals with resources to plan their own path to zero

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September 22, 2022

Highlighting Useful Technologies for Getting to Zero: The New Zero Energy Project Product Directory

Building materials and equipment play a key role in the efficiency and affordability of zero energy buildings. This is why we’re proud to introduce the Zero Energy Project Product Directory to help builders identify appropriate products and to stimulate the supply chain to provide products that will draw the building sector toward greater energy efficiency.

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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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August 4, 2022

Home Energy Scores: If Ireland Has Them, Why Not the US?

No need to wait: Homebuyers and sellers can require energy efficiency scores and upgrades now

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August 3, 2022

EEBA Launches Free Online Database of Sustainable Building Products for Your Home

The Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) and ecomedes have compiled a trove of eco-friendly building products for your home: the EEBA & ecomedes sustainable building products database. This free online tool is designed to help you find the green materials you need in a snap. Users can select products by sustainability attributes, labels, and […]

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June 27, 2022

Fresh Air Systems – Balanced Whole House Ventilation

We can have well-insulated air-tight homes, an abundance of fresh filtered air, and energy efficiency. Learn how in this deep dive into energy and heat recovery ventilators.

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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 25, 2022

The Costs and Benefits of Solar

Interview with EnergySage CEO Vikram Aggarwal

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