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After Net Zero: The Negative Energy Home

by • September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Living Off The Grid, Net Zero Homes, slider, Solar Panels, Sustainable HomesComments (0)3733

The Power Haus produces all the energy it needs—and more. By:Claire Easley After Net Zero: The Negative Energy HomeThe Power Haus produces all the energy it needs—and more. Net-zero energy homes may be the hot new thing at the moment, but Josh Wynne Construction has already begun looking—and building—past that. The builder’s recent project, the...

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What Is Green Building and Why Is It Important?

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, slider, Smart Homes, Solar Panels3801

Editor’s note: This is the second article in the five-part 360Value Green Building Article Series. The goal of the series is to inform insurance professionals about the growing green building trend and how it may affect insurers in the future. The 360Value...

Family moves into first net zero Active House in the U.S.

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Living Off The Grid, Net Zero Homes, slider, Sustainable Homes8256

We’ve seen plenty of impressive net zero houses in the past, from the motion-controlled CHIP House in California to the budget-priced Sosoljip in South Korea. But one issue that seems predominant in most energy-neutral homes is that they typically take...

Earthships: The Amazingly Innovative Completely Off-Grid Home

September 10, 2013 • Green Building, Innovative Homes, Living Off The Grid, slider, Sustainable Homes3401

August 16, 2013 by Joe Martino     Earthships! If you haven’t heard of them, this will be a pleasant surprise. It all started the first time I was traveling across Canada. We were driving in a purple minivan with Collective Evolution decals on the...

8 Benefits of Green Buildings

September 9, 2013 • Green Building, slider, Sustainable Homes1773

Investing in green buildings reaps big rewards now and for years to come By Marc Lallanilla, Guide Green buildings are more than a fashion statement. Many architects, builders and clients agree that smart, sustainable buildings are becoming a...

Cheaper Chinese solar panels are not due to low-cost labor

September 6, 2013 • slider, Solar Panels2134

A study of the photovoltaic industries in the US and China shows that China’s dominance in solar panel manufacturing is not driven solely by cheaper labour and government support, but by larger-scale manufacturing and resulting supply-chain benefits....

Research will allow architects, building professionals, to measure greenhouse gases in construction

September 6, 2013 • Green Building, slider1515

Aug 02, 2013 If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it – especially if “it” is greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, produced by building construction and operations. Data from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy...