Navigating Challenges and Rewards in Creating an Energy-Efficient Home
Green Home Builder Magazine
by angelica@builder.media
4d ago
When Susan Stillman, former chairman of the Vienna Conservation and Sustainability Commission, recently built a new home, her goal was to establish it as a leading model of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. According to the Gazette Leader, Peabody Fine Architects in Alexandria designed the house, located at 214 Ayr Hill Ave., N.E., and its constructed by AllenBuilt Inc. of Bethesda. The house, which covers about 3,200 square feet of interior space (excluding the basement), received a ZERO 2021 design certification from Phius, a non-profit group that specializes in high-perfor ..read more
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Advantages of Energy-Efficient Homes
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by angelica@builder.media
4d ago
Consumer efforts to prioritize eco-consciousness are becoming increasingly evident. A clear example of this trend can be seen in the rising number of vehicle charging stations, which are now more accessible than ever. This shift underscores a growing consumer preference for products and services that minimize their carbon footprint. According to the Observer-Reporter, “Customers certainly request certain energy efficient measures more than they used to but the energy code as changed as well. After building a custom home, there are tests we do to ensure the home meets the standards,” said Brian ..read more
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First Passive House in Fayetteville Sets New Energy Efficiency Standard for Arkansas
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by angelica@builder.media
4d ago
Final touches are being completed on Magnolia House, a charming two-story residence with white clapboard siding, featuring three bedrooms. Situated off Walnut Avenue in downtown Fayetteville, this 1,780-square-foot home was meticulously designed by architectural designer Michael Cockram, who will soon be listing it for sale. According to KUAF, Cockram’s firm, Bowerbird Design LLC, has long specialized in energy-efficient residential and commercial construction projects. He’s now focused on passive house construction. “I had friends and colleagues who started getting interested in passive house ..read more
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The Best California Clean Energy Rebates and Incentives for 2024
Green Home Builder Magazine
by angelica@builder.media
6d ago
The federal government offers tax credits for many energy efficiency services and renewable energy systems. In 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act revitalized two aging tax credits—the solar tax credit and the energy efficiency home improvement tax credit—and turned them into the most prominent federal incentives for 2024. According to Clean Energy Connection, Installing a home solar system is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on your energy bills. If you’re thinking about going solar, the Inflation Reduction Act solar panel tax credit can make your installation ..read more
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NY Gets $158 Million From DOE To Help People Afford Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Green Home Builder Magazine
by angelica@builder.media
6d ago
The federal government is giving New York $158 million to help families afford energy efficiency upgrades for their homes, according to a Thursday press release from the U.S. Department of Energy. According to the NCPR, the funding comes from the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act, through the Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates Program. The state will use its award to offer home energy rebates to consumers. The rebate program will launch in late spring or summer, and will open up to low-income households first. Homeowners will qualify if they make 80% or less of their area ..read more
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Top 10 States for NGBS Green Certification Activity in 2023
Green Home Builder Magazine
by angelica@builder.media
6d ago
With more than 500,000 homes certified to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) since 2009, builders across the United States are adding to the pipeline of NGBS projects. According to the NAHB, four states rank in the top 10 for both single-family and multifamily projects in 2023: Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and Louisiana. Virginia once again tops single-family certification, and Texas again ranks No. 1 for multifamily certifications. North Carolina and Louisiana are new additions to the single-family certification top 10, along with Michigan and Mississippi. The NGBS provides bui ..read more
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DOE Launches $8.8B Program To Lower Home Energy Costs Amid Mixed Data on Electricity Inflation
Green Home Builder Magazine
by angelica@builder.media
6d ago
Considering energy efficiency upgrades for your home? It’s the perfect moment to begin electrification, enhance home performance, and achieve zero net energy goals! Many improvements, such as insulation and solar panels, qualify for valuable tax credits and incentives. The Clean Energy Connection is ready to assist you in maximizing your home improvement budget. Explore our top energy efficiency rebates and incentives for 2024 below! According to Clean Energy Connection, the federal government offers tax credits for a variety of energy efficiency services and renewable energy systems. In 2022 ..read more
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GP Facility Honored for Sustainability Efforts
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by angelica@builder.media
6d ago
Georgia-Pacific’s Big Island containerboard facility in Virginia earned its first EPA ENERGY STAR Certification for energy efficiency in 2024.  The facility joins the two other Georgia-Pacific facilities-Brewton containerboard in Brewton, Alabama, and Leaf River Cellulose in New Augusta, Mississippi in earning this important recognition for environmental stewardship. According to Cleanlink, select manufacturing plants located in the U.S. and its territories and Canada can earn ENERGY STAR certification by achieving an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher using an industry-specific ENERGY STA ..read more
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Can Construction Technology Aid in Meeting Real Estate Sustainability Goals?
Green Home Builder Magazine
by angelica@builder.media
6d ago
Sustainability is a critical concern for the construction industry as real estate is responsible for approximately 39 percent of total global carbon emissions. According to Colliers, climate change and its associated consequences remains a key concern for many real estate stakeholders. Added supply of sustainable and resilient buildings is a top priority, in line with the commitments made by investors, evolving regulatory standards, government emphasis on targeted emission reductions, and increased demand from tenants and employees. These changes have brought a sense of urgency to real estate ..read more
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Transforming Construction and Demolition Waste: The Role of Recycled Aggregates in Building a Sustainable Future
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by angelica@builder.media
1w ago
The construction and demolition waste sector, including excavated soils recycling, is poised for growth, projected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 5.6% from the current year through 2030. According to D & RI, in global terms, Europe accounts for just shy of 30% of the global waste management market and for several reasons, even more impressive growth in this sector could be on the cards. The increasing demand for construction materials closer to urban areas is one of those reasons for this, along with a realisation that natural resources are depleting, so a conscious effort is ..read more
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