"May we live in interesting times," goes the ancient Chinese saying, conveying both a blessing and a warning.
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Glazed towers dominate the skylines of our cities. However, most have been designed with little thought as to the climate in which they are located or the environmental impact they might have.
In the Northeast, there is a proud history of the craftsman, the homebuilder, the DIY hero and heroine. They work with sturdy tools, with local materials, with real wood.
When I became executive director of NESEA (then the New England Solar Energy Association)
BuildingEnergy conference in particular, has been a touchstone throughout my 24-year career at BuildingGreen.
A few months ago, BuildingEnergy 15 conference chair Matt Root asked Stephan Wollenburg...
I spent the better part of a week in August hobnobbing with some of the world’s leading building scientists, and I found a recurring theme: they complain bitterly about the condition, comfort, and...
I had a Mass Save audit a couple of months ago. My wife and I were preparing to have photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on our roof through the Solarize Newton program; having a Mass Save energy...
A zero net energy building is one that uses no more energy annually than its renewable energy system generates.