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Making Green: Getting the Most from Your Energy Upgrades 

Making Green: Getting the Most from Your Energy Upgrades 

July 24th, 2017

This is a guest blog by home energy consultant Erin Vaughan If you ask most homeowners if they want a green home, chances are, they’ll say yes. We start with notions of protecting the environment, of using fewer resources and reducing our carbon footprint. Dig a little deeper though, and most c[...]

Passive House Conference 2017

Passive House Conference 2017

July 21st, 2017

Recently, the 21st International Passive House Conference 2017 was held in Vienna, Austria. In addition to the presentation of papers at the Passive House Conference, there were more than 70 exhibitors displaying products that help make the most energy efficient buildings in the world possible. Bui[...]

Green Building Ninja Style: How the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority Snuck into the Passive House Game

Green Building Ninja Style: How the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Authority Snuck into the Passive House Game

July 17th, 2017

State agencies have not always been a friend to green buildings. There are outdated building codes, unpredictable defunding schemes, and of course garden variety bureaucratic inertia. But out of the ashes has risen a dark horse, an unlikely but stalwart advocate for healthy and high performing bui[...]

Lessons from Higher Education: Pittsburgh 2030 District Takes CMU

Lessons from Higher Education: Pittsburgh 2030 District Takes CMU

July 13th, 2017

The Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University hosted the June Partner Meeting for Pittsburgh 2030 District participants. Attendees heard from four presenters on a range of CMU projects and initiatives – from the work of the Scott Institute to new construction proj[...]

Let's Go GPRO

Let's Go GPRO

July 10th, 2017

We all know that the quest for healthy and high-performing buildings does not end at the completion of construction. In fact, that’s just the beginning! Once a building is occupied, energy models and water budgets transform into real-life building users turning on lights, faucets, and computers. [...]

 

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