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The Bunker House of Tofte, Minnesota.

June 11, 2021

*Adapted from a BASF case study . Located in Tofte, Minnesota, the Bunker House is a single-family high-performance home. This 3,120 sq. ft space was completed in August of 2020 and […]

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Bill Gates’ Path to Zero Carbon by 2050

May 12, 2021

*adapted from a Zero Energy Project article by Joe Emerson   In his new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster, Bill Gates identifies the need for the world to get to Zero Carbon […]

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Newly built home in Seattle goes beyond Net Zero

May 10, 2021

View in the Showcase of High Performance Homes *adapted from a Dwell Development LLC article. SEATTLE, WA (April 2021) – Residential developer, Dwell Development LLC, continues to push the envelope […]

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An examination of diversity in sustainable industries after Derek Chauvin’s conviction

April 30, 2021

Last week, former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis. After 11 months of unrest and apprehension following George Floyd’s tragic death, we breathe […]

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Healthy Indoor Air Quality in an All-Electric Family Home

April 12, 2021

During the renovation process of their all-electric home, Maureen Mahle and Steve Klocke researched the health impacts of cooking with gas in the house. Some of the common health risks include asthma, allergies, and other […]

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Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Air-Conditioning System Provides Comfort and Energy Efficiency in the Taylor High-Performance Home

April 9, 2021

Located in Austin, Texas, the Taylor High-Performance Home utilizes a Mitsubishi Electric heating and air-conditioning system to maximize comfort and energy efficiency. The Taylor family looked for a system that […]

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Sponsoring Team Zero Is Good Business

April 8, 2021

A report by Navigant Research shows that worldwide revenue from Zero Energy Buildings is expected to more than $1.4 trillion in 2035, most being in the US and Europe. This […]

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Zero Energy Ready Homes: What Does It Mean to Be “Future Ready”?

When you’re searching for a home, new doesn’t always mean new – even when you’re buying a home that was just built. Some new homes feature more energy efficient appliances and components […]

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Full Gut Rehabilitation for a 1924 Colonial Home

April 7, 2021

This 1924 Colonial Home in Norwalk, CT was in a state of complete disrepair before homeowners Maureen Mahle and Steve Klocke began a total gut rehabilitation of the house. They initiated the renovation process after the home was stripped […]

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All-Electric Home in Connecticut Shows Resiliency During Tropical Storm

March 30, 2021

Last year, homeowners Maureen Mahle and Steve Klocke completely renovated a 1924 Colonial home in South Norwalk, CT. Maureen and Steve implemented photovoltaics and battery storage in their all-electric home to maximize energy efficiency.  In August 2020, Hurricane Isaias caused severe damage […]

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