January 15, 2015

Part 1 – Marketing Zero Energy Homes: A Primer for Builders and Real Estate Agents

Part 1: Know Your ZEH Customer Introduction Developing and building Zero Energy and Zero Energy Ready Homes and Buildings is still a very small trend. However it is a trend that is growing fast and in the future will be enhanced, as private developers, municipalities and government agencies develop codes, regulations, incentives, and mandates for […]

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October 7, 2014

City of Lancaster, CA Strives to Become A Net Zero Community

Mayor Rex Parris at the NetZero Energy Conference Rex Parris, Mayor of Lancaster, California is leading the charge for Lancaster to become the first net-zero city in the world, starting with a mandate that every new single-family home constructed in the city has solar energy. Our ultimate goal is to become the first net-zero city […]

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October 1, 2014

Landscaping for Energy Efficiency

When designing, building or even remodeling a home to be very energy efficient, much time is spent on the building envelope, electrical systems and appliances. But did you know that exterior landscaping can affect the energy performance of your home? A well designed and energy efficient landscape can reduce your heating, cooling and lighting costs. […]

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September 16, 2014

Copenhagen To Be Carbon-Neutral, Design! Life Depends On It

Copenhagen to Be the World’s First Carbon-Neutral Capital While other countries debate whether to install wind turbines offshore or in remote areas, Denmark is building them right in its capital. Three wind turbines were recently inaugurated in a Copenhagen neighborhood, and the city plans to add another 97. “We’ve made a very ambitious commitment to […]

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