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Cities leading net zero energy building transformation

Cities across the US and across the world are taking the lead to transform our building sector. Net zero energy buildings are the future of buildings. Stay tuned for new research RMI will be releasing soon on the economics of net zero energy homes. Meanwhile, check out this overview of the work that cities are launching: …See More
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Jacob Corvidae commented on Chris Dorsi's blog post House and Home: the New Pattern Language
"Chris, This is super exciting! A Pattern Language has not only informed house remodels I've done, but actually informed designing an entire village I helped create (with many others). It's even informed my thinking on language, culture,…"
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Jacob Corvidae replied to Tom Smith's discussion Are Energy Efficient Windows worth the investment?
"If you're looking for energy gains and your windows are old, here's my general approach:  1) if they are old metal-frame windows, then replacing is probably a good idea as the metal brings a lot of outside temperature in (thermal…"
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Jacob Corvidae replied to David Meiland's discussion Air-sealing 101 for new home builders who have failed their blower door tests
"Yeah - these!  At EcoWorks, we used to take things like the BSC document and just get builders to print them out, post them on site, give them to their subs (these and diagrams from the EEBA guides). They're so clear and straightforward,…"
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"Hey Mike! We're all routing for you! Don't hesitate to ask for help.  Jacob"
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"Hey, Nice article about MPG homes. You can visit our website for your home long life insulation and other services. http://www.saferinsulation.co.nz/"
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MPG for Homes - The Quest for the Best

An mpg-like rating for homes is here. For the first time in history, people can find out the expected energy use of any home in the U.S. This single piece of information conveys helpful insights including the expected cost of maintaining a home, the environmental impact of the home, and a proxy for how comfortable the home is likely to be. This information will become more widely available from more sources as real estate portals and…See More
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Jacob Corvidae posted a blog post

MPG for Homes - The Quest for the Best

An mpg-like rating for homes is here. For the first time in history, people can find out the expected energy use of any home in the U.S. This single piece of information conveys helpful insights including the expected cost of maintaining a home, the environmental impact of the home, and a proxy for how comfortable the home is likely to be. This information will become more widely available from more sources as real estate portals and…See More
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Cities leading net zero energy building transformation

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Cities across the US and across the world are taking the lead to transform our building sector. Net zero energy buildings are the future of buildings. Stay tuned for new research RMI will be releasing soon on the economics of net zero energy homes. Meanwhile, check out this overview of the work that cities are launching: …

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MPG for Homes - The Quest for the Best

Posted on October 9, 2017 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

An mpg-like rating for homes is here. For the first time in history, people can find out the expected energy use of any home in the U.S. This single piece of information conveys helpful insights including the expected cost of maintaining a home, the environmental impact of the home, and a proxy for how comfortable the home is likely to be. This information will become more widely available from more sources as…

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