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A Replacement for Blower Doors and Prepping your Home for Solar

Green Builder Media's January 28, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
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New "Pulse" Device Could Replace Blower Doors as a Fast, Easy Way to Test Airtightness The unit creates a short low-pressure pulse that can measure building leakage in about a minute.

Reflections on Laudato Si - Continued

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All of this block quoting of the Pope is pretty convenient. I mean, it shortens up what I have to write considerably. I promise you I’m not being lazy though. Pope Francis has some important things to say, so here’s your next quote (emphasis again my own).

Get Answers to Your Questions About Going Solar

SunPower Answers Common Questions About Solar Panels
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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to save money on your electricity bills and/or lead a more green life, you might consider switching to a renewable energy such as emission-free solar power.

T. Rowe Price Uses Renewable Energy to Reduce Emissions

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T. Rowe Price completed a solar energy project on its Owings Mills, Maryland, campus, installing 7,000 solar panels above four garages. The installation will:

  • produce approximately 2.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year

  • supply 15% of the energy to the adjacent buildings and the 1,200 associates working within them

  • reduce the firm’s global carbon footprint by an estimated 4% in the first year, equivalent to removing more than 300 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.

Efficiency Times Two

This cohousing duplex in Washington State generates enough solar energy for two families, plus their electric cars.
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BELLINGHAM-BASED design/build firm TC Legend Homes loves to build overachieving homes. The firm’s latest project features a 9.9-kW PV array, which not only produces enough solar electricity to meet its own energy needs, but will produce surplus power to charge two electric cars. Nicknamed the Power House, the home has earned a HERS Index score of -15. It is the first of its kind in Whatcom County.

Green Builder® Media Launches Renewable Energy Hub

New Energy Solutions site adds to the sustainable resources available online.
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January 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media recently announced the launch of a new online resource to educate consumers and professionals on sustainable energy solutions.

Small Hydropower Expected to Grow and A Net Zero Neighborhood

Green Builder Media's January 14, 2016 Vantage Enewsletter
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Sending a Message Has the building industry simply turned its back on issues like climate change, rapidly evolving technologies, emerging regulations, labor and materials, plus the economic uncertainties of building in the year to come?

Net Zero Neighborhood The 42 homes in this Seattle micro-community are super efficient and solar ready.

Net Zero Neighborhood

The 42 homes in this Seattle micro-community are super efficient and solar ready.
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THE RAINIER VISTA COMMUNITY, located in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood, began as a partnership between Dwell Development and the Seattle Housing Authority in 2010. Dwell Development’s owner, Anthony Maschmedt, committed to building 15 homes using green building techniques and high-performance technology that would help homeowners conserve resources and cut costs. The excitement and demand generated by the project led to an additional 36 homes over five years. The last home was completed and sold in July 2015.

How SunPower Protects the Environment While Building Solar Power Plants

Our Innovative Light on Land Approach Protects Wildlife and Natural Resources While Creating Clean Power
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Learn how SunPower protects land and wildlife while building solar power plants around the world.

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Learn how SunPower protects land and wildlife while building solar power plants around the world.

A Tribute

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I had every intention of this post being a continuance of my thoughts on Laudato Si and what Pope Francis means to the environmental community. But then Friday happened and I had to write something else. I had to write this.

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