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Green Energy Trends
September 3, 2018
Energy trends in the green building industry are heading towards less reliance on the grid, and more reliance on self-sufficiency.
6 Estimates of Passive House Cost
May 24, 2017
Passive house cost estimates vary based on design choices, project square footage and project type. This article examines six estimates of passive house cost and the factors affecting return on investment (ROI).
When MIR began, the largest and most affordable solar systems that were available to the foundation averaged an output of approximately 1.5kW. Today, eight years and over 100 homes later, they are installing solar arrays in the 4 – 6kW range.
February 25, 2016
Since Make It Right Foundation's first phase of construction almost eight years ago to present day, they have consistently received the same high energy efficiency ratings for their homes.
The fitness center at the Presidio uses net zero electrical consumption and net zero carbon emissions annually; generating 750 megawatt-hours of electricity per year and reducing energy costs by nearly $70,000 annually.
August 12, 2015
Can a Passive House also be Net Zero? Can a Net Zero house also be passive? Yes! But the two things are NOT one and the same.
NASA Sustainability Base is a United States' government Net Zero building located in Silicon Valley, that used a variety of technologies to be more efficient.
August 3, 2015
President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is ambitious, aiming to reduce emissions from electricity by 30% by 2030. How can Net Zero buildings help?
Plans for New Net Zero Building
October 24, 2013
Many buildings are becoming “net zero” in energy use, but until quite recently, there has been no standard or metric for the green building design.

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